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Old 03-03-2015, 02:23 PM
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Old Vixen ED80S on GP mount with Skysensor 2000PC. TSA120 on same mount.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:29 PM
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I'll be over to look thru' those Russell ..
Especially the ' BIG DOB ' ..

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Old 03-03-2015, 02:35 PM
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I hope very soon Col. I do feel that my inconvenient work hours i.e. nights mainly!, the weather and other circumstances have conspired against us lately.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:08 PM
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That's some very nice gear you've got there Russell.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:14 PM
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Haven't updated this for a while since selling half a dozen scopes, but reacquiring ONE...

1988 manufacture Takahashi FC-100, with lots of extras (many custom made)

She not only looks beautiful (IMHO), but performs incredibly well.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:33 PM
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Only managed to properly image with the OTA once, and never used the mount, but this is my current set up.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:32 PM
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Pelican 1740 case arrived today, bought it from Norman Camera in USA on Monday (4 days ago)

Perfect size for the TOA130S
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:32 AM
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Pelican 1740 case arrived today, bought it from Norman Camera in USA on Monday (4 days ago)

Perfect size for the TOA130S
Perfect Fit ... nice and snug...

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Old 07-03-2015, 01:49 PM
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Very nice Matt. I reckon you should paint it Tak green.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:11 PM
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Old Vixen ED80S on GP mount with Skysensor 2000PC. TSA120 on same mount.
Looking good Richard !
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Matti. It's odd how I have moved from "the heaviest mount you can move" to "the lightest mount that will do the job"
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:47 PM
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Very nice Matt. I reckon you should paint it Tak green.
I tried to get the green version but they were out of stock !!
I have the pick and pluck foam in there at the moment but eventually will replace that with a Lightware Flip Lid 8 soft case that will fit inside the Pelican.
The Pelican is the perfect size to slide under the bed in the camper van.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:35 PM
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Just finished a few tweaks and upgrades to my Ultralight with 20" f4 Zambuto mirror. Ready to go for tonight.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:45 PM
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No light baffles?

Is that a Bruce Sayre design?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:09 PM
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Built by Bruce Mills UK. http://brucemills.webs.com/20inchf4telescope.htm

Awhile ago I bought a 20" f4 Zambuto off an Astromart auction on a whim, as you do. When to my surprise my bid actually won I then had to decide what scope I was going to put it in. Doing a bit of googling I came across Bruce Mills scope and long story short he offered to sell it to me.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:29 PM
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Built by Bruce Mills UK. http://brucemills.webs.com/20inchf4telescope.htm

Awhile ago I bought a 20" f4 Zambuto off an Astromart auction on a whim, as you do. When to my surprise my bid actually won I then had to decide what scope I was going to put it in. Doing a bit of googling I came across Bruce Mills scope and long story short he offered to sell it to me.
You going to bring that next new moon? Zambuto 20" , what's not to like?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:49 PM
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Yeah I was thinking of bringing it. I may not be able to go though due to work commitments as this cyclone means the shut I was due to finish early next week is delayed and now won't finish until the 21st atm. Goddamn weather gods
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:50 PM
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There's some very nice workmanship in that scope.

(It really needs some baffles to work properly though)
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:09 PM
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Opps here it is with baffle.
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Old 13-03-2015, 10:17 AM
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Very nice Barry. That mirror is going to give killer views. Do you use a shroud? I would expect you need one to keep the mirror clean and dew free.
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