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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.77.5
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.97.9)
Date: 12/26/2002 04:36:21 am PDT
>Cheap and robust...seems perfect!
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>The optics are ok to have a look up at the sky with but the supplied eyepieces are awful and the version i had would not accept my own standard 1 1/4" oculars. I sold it having used it twice.
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>Save your money and get a pair of binoculars or wait till you can afford a scope which accepts industry standard fittings and has known good optics.

My Tal 1M focuser accepts all my 1.25" barlows and eyepieces just fine. Meade, Celestron, Brandon, University Optics, TeleVue, and Chinese generics. You name it, it fits perfectly.


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.77.5
By: shorty39
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.97.9) (Original Message)
Date: 02/02/2006 05:38:52 pm PDT
>>Cheap and robust...seems perfect!
>>
>>The optics are ok to have a look up at the sky with but the supplied eyepieces are awful and the version i had would not accept my own standard 1 1/4" oculars. I sold it having used it twice.
>>
>>Save your money and get a pair of binoculars or wait till you can afford a scope which accepts industry standard fittings and has known good optics.
>
>My Tal 1M focuser accepts all my 1.25" barlows and eyepieces just fine. Meade, Celestron, Brandon, University Optics, TeleVue, and Chinese generics. You name it, it fits perfectly.


The older Tal eyepieces were slightly larger than 1.25",I used to wrap some packing tape around the barrel of stanard 1.25" ep's in order to make them fit.
Trouble was not all the ep's I tried reached focus with the Tal 1.More recent Tals are supplied with standard 1.25" focussers.


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