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Old 07-09-2019, 10:42 PM
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Hi all , I love a jab at the Tak fan boys and here is one .

I have over the years owned and understood why Takahashi are so good ,,, it's because they are .

Anyway , this story is that some fanboy painted a GSO Voyager mount and it being a typical Chinese made great piece of engineering ended up with bad slop in both alt and Az .

Fast forward to a week ago when this sweety arrived , 20 minutes of adjusting and it's like new and owning one of these sweet mounts years ago I learned how to adjust these good mounts properly , here are a few photo of Friday night with the LP 110 f6 APO and tonight's 102mm f10 Achromat ,,, Both on the moon , Jupiter and Saturn and this 102mm achro scope really performs ,, and sits fine on this psudo Tak mount with ease .


Hopefully tomorrow the ED100 will be on mount .This glass is Tak quality . Like my iStar .
Photo's tomorrow , and the weather is co-operating .

Brian.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:37 AM
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Nice mount Brian, but it ain't gonna cut it if you snag this iStar that's for sale just up the road from me:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aperture-250...daMRi#viTabs_0

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Old 08-09-2019, 05:21 AM
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Nice mount Brian, but it ain't gonna cut it if you snag this iStar that's for sale just up the road from me:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aperture-250...daMRi#viTabs_0

That auction is only for the iStar objective, you still need to build the scope. My iStar 127mm f12 R30 TCR would be a better match.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:17 AM
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Auction is for lens only but the entire OTA is being offered in the blurb. And yes, anything that's smaller will be better suited to Brian's "Tak" mount
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 AM
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Might just as well , its a good price for a huge lens , I just need a lotto win to build an observatory at a dark site to use it , oh yes an AP1600 would be a must as well .

But I am enjoying the little alt/az as its one trip out the shed door and plonk down as a unit and away , it has a little jiggle when focusing but that dies down in a few seconds and once there the slo/mo controls take over and these work well with zero backlash or vibrations , all in all a perfect little grab and go mount for all my small to mid sized refractors .

Its ok up to about 150x and if I need to go higher I will use the Vixen SP which is driven .

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Auction is for lens only but the entire OTA is being offered in the blurb. And yes, anything that's smaller will be better suited to Brian's "Tak" mount
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:30 PM
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The mount looks good with those scopes, Brian.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:48 PM
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Thanks mate , I am falling in love again , just so easy to take out in one light weight scope/mount bundle , plonk down and observe ,,, sweet ,

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The mount looks good with those scopes, Brian.
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