Welcome to the Takahashi Astrophotographer group!

  1. admin
    Welcome to the Takahashi Astrophotographer group!

    please introduce yourselves here, post your experiences and photos! Don't be shy
  2. peter Saunders
    peter Saunders
    Hi Guys.

    My name is Peter.
    A small one(group) but a good one.
    I love my TAKs I have a TOA 130 and a TSA102.
    I am currently building myself a wheely buggy type transportation vehicle.
    One thing I hate about astronomy (I hope i'm not the only one out there that thinks that way) is setting everything up.....taking it all outside putting it together and aligning.
    I must say that my alignment procedure is nothing like it should be.
    By that I mean that i'm clueless (pretty much) in trying to do a polar alignment.
    I do understand the point out there that we are supposed to be looking at. I would even go so far as to say that I have a reasonable idea where it is.
    BUT, setting those rings etc...just leaves me speechless.
    I too (see one of my other reply posts) have bought a Lodestar auto guider and have the gear to mount it too...80mm Chinese scope mounted atop my TAK rings.

    Have a great day, TAK astro group.
  3. jerryTheC
    I have an FS60 (with flattener) that I've been using for some alt-az piggyback photography on my N11GPS, and a second hand FSQ106 that I'm planning to use with an EQ6 - once I get the hang
    of polar aligning the EQ6 and getting the goto to work - but with work and the UK weather I haven't had many opportunities to try it out for imaging yet - but it makes a nice rich field scope in the meantime...
  4. Brentdev
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Brent
    Peter, I honestly agree with you. Setting up is almost an issue for me. I haven't looked into my TSA102 more than ten times.
    But when you come to think about it, it's all worth it in the end.
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