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Posts Made By: Xavier Piequet

June 14, 2009 11:23 AM Forum: Refractors

Will the TV 76/85 tube clam shell fit a TAK-FS78?

Posted By Xavier Piequet

Just wondering if anybody has tried this? I have not measured the OD of the scopes but the tube holders seem to have a range.

October 27, 2009 09:52 PM Forum: Reflectors

18"or 15" Obsession telescope or 16" meade light b

Posted By Xavier Piequet

refet dehari said:

Hi I have 10" lx200 with f10 i fill not being bright
stars not gloing the best for planets maybe can do better than 16"reflector.
what do you think is thhere worth og defferences for the extra money in trade?
wisually what is the big defrences between 18" VS 15"obsession aand 15" obsession VS 16" Meade Light _Bridge_?
please help me to get what i should love it .
sorry my English is not the best.
thanks Refet


I was in your exact situation. Had a 10" LX-200, wanted to know the difference between 15",16, & 18.

Went to a starparty saw m51 in a 15" obsession, very nice! But I wondered how much more I could see in the 16" and 18". A deal came up locally for a pre-owned 18" obsession at a GREAT price. I jumped on it! Next time I was out at a dark sight I brought the 18" My friend brought his new 16" Starmaster. Both were awesome but the 18" was better on the Deep sky stuff. If I were to do it again I would do the same thing. YMMV