TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective

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TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective

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For my upcoming retirement gift to myself, (January 28,2021 at 3pm...do you think I am counting the days? :D :occasion-balloons: )
I went ahead and clicked on the buy button and purchased the TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective from Teleskop Express. This one:
https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/pr ... info/p9868

I addition I also got their;
- TS-Optics REFRACTOR 0.79x 2" ED Reducer Corrector
https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/pr ... info/p5965

- TS-Optics REFRACTOR 1.0x Flattener and Field Corrector - 2" connection
https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/pr ... nfo/p10307

- TS-Optics 8x50 Finder - with Bracket - white colour - 90° angled - erect image
https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/pr ... /info/p298

For guiding I will be using my;
- ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope with 1.25" Helical Focuser
https://agenaastro.com/zwo-60mm-guidesc ... 60280.html
- ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome Astronomy Camera
https://www.highpointscientific.com/zwo ... e30b1feb96

I also got some spacers and adapters, I wasn't sure what I am already using to connect my 8' SCT with the camera would be compatible with this new scope, so hopefully I got everything I might need to connect the new scope with the camera I am using at this time (Canon T3i).
Next Years big purchase will be a dedicated Astro-camera, brand and model yet to be determined.

The only condition my wife had for this purchase, which I reluctantly agreed upon, was that she is going to wrap it all up, and I can't open it up until Christmas morning. :cry: :x :Boo:
On a good note I haven't been this excited for Christmas since I was a young boy! :D :dance:

Clear skies to you all,
Kerry
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Re: TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective

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A very nice choice Kerry!
One suggestion though before wrapping it up, check the telescope beforehand just in the chance something has occurred during shipping.
A quick visual check should be enough :)
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Berlebach Planet w/ 410mm pier, Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ 250mm pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, Skywatcher EQ-5 w/ dual drives, TAL MT1C w/ wood tripod, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & 200mm half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Long Perng Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Re: TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective

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That is a great suggestion! I will make sure I examine it "very" closely. It may take most of the day I presume. :lol:
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Best to take your time and evaluate properly! :)
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Berlebach Planet w/ 410mm pier, Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ 250mm pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, Skywatcher EQ-5 w/ dual drives, TAL MT1C w/ wood tripod, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & 200mm half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Long Perng Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Re: TS Optics Photo Line Doublet SD Apo 102 mm f/7 - FPL53 / Lanthanum Objective

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Congrats Kerry! This is a nice scope. I can relate to your situation. I had to wait a few months to "open" my 80mm ED. Did check it before wrapping up. :D
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: Positive lock prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S; Astronomik: UHC, Orion: UltraBlock, SkyGlow.
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