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I found some interesting images last night

Post by Lady Fraktor » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:10 am

Made for the Novosibirsk City Planetarium, to the customers specs, including electric focuser and ocular turret and five eyepieces.
APO 200 mm F9. Doublet OK4-OF6
Two OTA's were made.
The mount shown was just there to hold the OTA. A larger one was still being made.
OTA length - 2045mm long
OTA weight - 30kg
Mount weight - 48kg (not incl 20kg of counterweights)
TAL-200A apochromatic (D200mm, F = 1800mm) 
Cost in 2012 was 320,388.00 Rubles
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I need to plan a trip to the Novosibirsk City Planetarium now! :)
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, 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: Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Don Quixote » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:04 am

Wow.
Such a beautiful piece of kit !
It is only a little taller than I am.
I think it might even be taller than Bryan !
If I was not on a travel ban I would join you Gabby ! 😊
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by bladekeeper » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Wow!

That would be a fun OTA to own. That's a lot of Rubles!
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Lady Fraktor » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 pm

Apparently in 2012 when the images were taken it was slightly under 7000GBP.
It would be interesting to find out where the second refractor is :)
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, 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: Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Bigzmey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:27 pm

bladekeeper wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Wow!

That would be a fun OTA to own. That's a lot of Rubles!
It was about $10,000 USD at that time.
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 8" SCT F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3, Mak 127mm F12; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec prism, Clicklock; TeleVue: Evebrite. Filters: Lumicon, Baader, Astronomik. DSO tally: 1490 (Completed: M110, H1, H2. In progress: H3: 168, H2,500: 1087, S110: 77). Doubles: 857, Comets: 13, Asteroids: 62
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by JayTee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 pm

But the Rubles amount given equates to $5475 in today's dollars. If that is true, what a bargain.

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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Ozypic » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 pm

Crickies thats a biggy . I want one !
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Bigzmey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:41 pm

JayTee wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 pm
But the Rubles amount given equates to $5475 in today's dollars. If that is true, what a bargain.

JT
Since inflation is quite high in Russia, the prices for goods and services change quite often. It was ~$10,000 equivalent in 2012 and it would be now (or likely even higher since USD is also weaker now than in 2012).
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 8" SCT F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3, Mak 127mm F12; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec prism, Clicklock; TeleVue: Evebrite. Filters: Lumicon, Baader, Astronomik. DSO tally: 1490 (Completed: M110, H1, H2. In progress: H3: 168, H2,500: 1087, S110: 77). Doubles: 857, Comets: 13, Asteroids: 62
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Lady Fraktor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 am

A couple more TAL refractors from another event in 2012 that unfortunately did not make it to production.

A 100mm f/7.5 apochromatic
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A 75mm f/6 ED doublet
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Telescope production was shut down soon after this according to a TAL group member. :(
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, 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: Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by notFritzArgelander » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:58 am

Thanks Gabby! But this is cruel punishment! I'm in a race between cash flow, family commitments, and the limited time availability of the SV120 ED Access. :) If I lose that race... well I always have plan B, C, D, etc... ;)
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Re: I found some interesting images last night

Post by Lady Fraktor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm

Hopefully Plan A works out for you, though it is nice to have solid Plan B, C, and D as well :)
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, 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: Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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