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by chancy_sg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4-Update 2
Replies: 6
Views: 3900

A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4-Update 2

Having sold the FSQ85, a replacement was needed. After some asking around on potential 4inch scopes, I settled on the bigger version of the FSQ series. The 106 in its latest iteration - the EDX4 - comes without the captain's wheel and replaced this with a massive 4inch focuser and short draw-tube to...
by chancy_sg
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS : Takahashi FS60 Camera Angle Rotator TKA21200-REDUCED!
Replies: 0
Views: 850

WTS : Takahashi FS60 Camera Angle Rotator TKA21200-REDUCED!

Slightly used classic light green CAA for FS60 and other OTA. Part Tka21200. Compatible models: SKY90, FC-65, FC-76, FS-78. http://starbase.dw.shopserve.jp/SHOP/TS-R071.html New costs 18,000yen, or about S$220,not including Gst and shipping. ASKING $160 (from $ 180) - Anyone? PM or just put a reply ...
by chancy_sg
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS - Vixen Porta Mount II-SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1804

Re: WTS - Vixen Porta Mount with tripod adapter and accessor

To clarify - this mount comes without a tripod, but it has the standard 3/8" tripod adapter built in already, so will fit the standard camera tripods directly.
This set costs about SGD$430 new, excluding shipping and GST, so I am selling it at a very good price.
Come grab it and go obbing!
by chancy_sg
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS - Vixen Porta Mount II-SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1804

WTS - Vixen Porta Mount II-SOLD

Dear all, I am selling a Vixen Porta mount with the following: 1) Vixen Porta II Mount head 2) 2 flexi-handles 3) guiding handle 4) standard tripod adapter (no tripod included) 5) original knobs, allen keys As shown in photos. Mount and accessories were only bought last year and used 3 times, but I ...
by chancy_sg
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Any recommendations for astro track mount for digi camera?
Replies: 1
Views: 2395

Re: Any recommendations for astro track mount for digi camer

HI JiaSiang, there are quite a few options for simple camera tracking. Polarie is one of them and is a simple to use and portable setup. If you want to, can see if a used one comes up for sale. Alternatives to this are similar style devices such as SWAT, skymemo, nanotracker just to name a few. An a...
by chancy_sg
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85

Hi Aircovent, my fascination with Taks was from long ago in the 2000s, from Ed Ting's reviews amongst others. So when my friend offered me his to try, I could not say no! :P
by chancy_sg
Tue May 31, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85

Thanks Antares for your support! Definitely will try my best to use the Newt more and maybe share that as well one day...
by chancy_sg
Tue May 31, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

A Newbie's Impression of the Takahashi FSQ85

As an introduction, I only recently got seriously involved in astronomy, although having had fleeting interests in it earlier in life, when my daughter was taught about the planets etc in kindergarten. So i dug up old books and reread and I guess one thing led to another and I was hooked. Our first ...