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by heyjojos
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Outback Total Lunar Eclipse Wide Field
Replies: 29
Views: 5319

Awesome!!!
by heyjojos
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: What's CAA?
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Thanks!!

Dudes
Thanks for the quick reply n the sense of humor too! :)
by heyjojos
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: What's CAA?
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

What's CAA?

Hi Dudes
Got a basic question .... What's a CAA term that I see in this and other astronomy forum?? hahaha
by heyjojos
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Looking for Takahashi TSA 102S
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

WTB: Looking for Takahashi TSA 102S

Hi
I'm looking for a Takahashi TSA102S. Let me know if you have one to sell. Looking for a finder and the mount accessories too.

Cheers
HJ
by heyjojos
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Takahashi or Televue 4" Refractors
Replies: 29
Views: 11981

@ One last thing: recently I've been using a long focus refractor. There are benefits to a longer focal ratio that make them sharper and more pleasant for visual use. Of course the ergonomics get tricky. I think the TSA-102 is at a sweet spot here. I croys.. pardon me for asking, why would a longer...
by heyjojos
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Long back focus
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Well alot has already been said...and they are all great pieces of advice! Yes,....longer back focus allows the use of equipment in between the scope and Eye Piece/CCD Cam such as filter wheels, extenders, Off Axis Guiders, 2" Diagonals...etc etc. All these extra in-between's extend the scopes leng...
by heyjojos
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Takahashi or Televue 4" Refractors
Replies: 29
Views: 11981

I use a TV 2" Everbrite and I have absolutely no complaints about its quality. The 1.25" adapter is useful for using 1.25" eyepieces, which given the relatively short focal length of the NP101, most of your EPs will probably be of the 1.25" variety. I suggest looking for used equipment; most owners...
by heyjojos
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Takahashi or Televue 4" Refractors
Replies: 29
Views: 11981

Hi Thanks to all of you for your valuable advise. Looks like they are a comparable scope. What orly_andico said is true... I'm also considering a mount and of course $$$ is a constraint for me. I'm trying to look for a resale Vixen Sphinx Delux mount and see if I can get it at a cheaper price. I hav...
by heyjojos
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Takahashi or Televue 4" Refractors
Replies: 29
Views: 11981

Takahashi or Televue 4" Refractors

Hi After doing some research and attending some star parties.. I have narrowed down to 2 Refractor scopes. Namely Takahashi TSA 102 and Televue NP101. Both in my opinion are very good scopes and I'm torn as to which to choose. The NP101 has a in-build flattener and a fast scope of f5.4. Not sure abo...
by heyjojos
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Long back focus
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Thanks all... really helpful :)