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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG



    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    My mouth is salivating! I want one!

    I am currently in saving mode building up for an Oberwerk BT-82XL-ED, hopefully this summer (maybe B-day). But if I hit the lottery I might just have to go with your suggestion.
    I see they have a couple right now with paint blemishes and $200 off. Can you move your birthday forward a bit? Ask if they would do a lay-by?

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    I see they have a couple right now with paint blemishes and $200 off. Can you move your birthday forward a bit? Ask if they would do a lay-by?

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    ...and for the Tak aficionados, Matt in Canberra made these TSA 120 binoculars a couple of years back: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...e.php?a=221777

    Apparent it was a brilliant success, but sadly he ended up selling the tubes off. Last I saw he was chasing TSA 102's instead... wanted something a bit smaller I think.

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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    ...and for the Tak aficionados, Matt in Canberra made these TSA 120 binoculars a couple of years back: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...e.php?a=221777

    Apparent it was a brilliant success, but sadly he ended up selling the tubes off. Last I saw he was chasing TSA 102's instead... wanted something a bit smaller I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    I wuz cornfuzed. I thought that werz you-uns.
    Sadly, no. I haven't been able to get something like that past my better half*. I think Matt has reached the allowable limit too now that he has completed his 18" dob.

    (*In her defence, she did insist I buy my TSA102 in the first place: she was sick of me grizzling about my considerably-less-than-perfect Megrez 110, and she did approve of me getting my Tak 22x60's at a never-to-be-repeated bargain price, and she gave me my 8x30 Swarovski Habicht binos for a big birthday... )

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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    ... and back to the original reason for this thread:

    How about this one as a cheaper alternative? https://cfftelescopes.eu/refractor-1...binotelescope/

    - note the bit at the bottom: "Number of units available for ordering: 1"

    Better get in quick folks!!!
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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    Thank you Gabby and Dean!

    These double refractors are really tempting, especially with the Matsumoto prisms/mirrors and with the precission prism house mechanics.

    Admitted, I have had my eyes on the Teleskop Service 6" ED double refractor, but the general problem is the weight of the big double refractors when handling between the storage place and the observing site.
    Another problem is, that the value of the 'single' eyepieces in my case and in the drawers
    is now that of a 2nd hand Audi/BMW/Mercedes, and with everything doubled it would be that of a 2nd hand small Porsche.
    The last problem is the relatively low number of really clear and dar skies during the season.
    I would not mind to move to southern France with much better skies, but my wife would mind.

    So, I will keep the Matsumoto with the big APOs for dreaming on the cloudy nights,
    staying with my grab-and-go achro, with the spotting scope, and with a bunch of binoculars.
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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Thank you Gabby and Dean!

    These double refractors are really tempting, especially with the Matsumoto prisms/mirrors and with the precission prism house mechanics.

    Admitted, I have had my eyes on the Teleskop Service 6" ED double refractor, but the general problem is the weight of the big double refractors when handling between the storage place and the observing site.
    ...and I think even you would have problems using them without a mount JG!
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    Default Re: Something for Ozman & JG

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    ...and I think even you would have problems using them without a mount JG!
    Hello Dean,

    even the TS 6" double refractor would require to cement a pier with a fork mount on its top.

    My attitude is, any mounted scope with a total weight up to 15kg is right for me,
    and anything with more weight is simply too much heavy.

    Best,

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