Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2


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Brand and Model:Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2
Price ($USD):499
Type:Newtonian
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Aperture:150mm (5.9")
f Ratio:f/8
Focal Length:1200mm
Finder:8x50
Electric Power:AC (Hurst)
Mount:GEM
Tripod:Pedestal
Weight (lbs):88 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):1700x915x1160
Description:Baltic Birch plywood cases, 3 eyepieces, 6 filters, 4x Barlow, solar projection screen. Mount alone worth the price, supports much bigger scopes, has pedestal rather than wobbly tripod, setting circles that you can actually use. 8x50 finder one of the best I've seen. All metal construction, captive screws, ball bearings, 1.42" tapered steel shafts.

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Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2
I only have the Tal 150mm F8 primary mirror. The rest is Helical Crayford Focuser (Model HC-2), 1" protostar secondary mirror all mounted on a LXD55 mount.
The primary is excellent, there is no coma or distortion at all. All Stars are pin points and planets show great detail.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.39.122)
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Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2
I bought this scope to fullfill a wish I had since my childhood time: now almost being 40 I persuaded my wife and got it as a birthday/Christmass present!

It's sturdy but old fasioned: no computer interface but just a well crafted, solid scope. No plastics in the mechanical parts and everything is adjustable. Over all: great value for your money. This is not a toy but a real 'tool'. My wish list: Digital setting circles and/or computer controlled positioning, tracking and focussing... preferably on an Apple Mac through USB.

Wim

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Mount:7 Ease of Use:6 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.132.74)
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Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2
TAL-2 is a good inexpencive telescope

Overall Rating: 5
Optics:5 Mount:4 Ease of Use:4 Value:6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.13.210)
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Novosibirsk/Sovietski TAL-2
Wonderful telescope! One of the few times that I received more than what I was expecting.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.46.111)
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