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Re: [tmboptical] 7" F/8 TMBoptical

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  • Markus Ludes
    ... glas is a bit heavier, main cell is much more heavier ... for that such strong focuser would not be required ... No, the FCT have no counterweights, I have
    Message 1 of 8 , Nov 4, 2001
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      > Is the actual glass any heavier or is it purely the cell?

      glas is a bit heavier, main cell is much more heavier

      >
      > and our heavy CCD accessories!

      for that such strong focuser would not be required

      >
      > >
      > > The 7" TMB optical tube still weights less than the Takahashi FCT
      > > 150
      >
      > I think they loaded it with counterweights ;-)

      No, the FCT have no counterweights, I have owned one for 5 years, it was of
      same weight than AP 8" EDF

      Best wishes

      Markus


      > Markus, I am not complaining, quite the opposite, the scope is a real
      > gem, with many likeable features, and you also didn't mention about the
      > adjustable tension in the focuser which should suit everyone.
      >
      > Adrian
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