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bullgidava

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 06:42:08 PM »
For the money, find a used AP or Bisque mount. Tech is our friend
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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 10:43:02 PM »
US prices for Taks are difficult to accept. But you can buy a new EM-200 from tan14.com for $4250 which is significantly less than a Mach1.

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 11:48:45 PM »
Tech if our friend ONLY IF doesn't be a problem itself. You know...

Takahashi mounts are as modular systems design very well integrated by third parties software and hardware manufacturers.

Jason Hillyer

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 10:42:19 AM »
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I have no experience with it, nor i have ever saw one, so, how good is it? How long can do an exposure with it, without being guided? And guided? Is it easy to align, or you have to learn a lot to start working properly with it? The lack of digital features, like the most recent mounts, is a problem, or not?


I think you must go for a new or second hand EM-200Temma2M or the newest EM-200Temma2Z.

This is what you need for your Temma2M / Z:

1 ) Sky Safari Pro (or Plus) v4 or v5. I am using SSProV5.

2 ) SkyFi (http://www.teleskop-...psteuerung.html)

3 ) Polar Scope Align Pro app for your smartphone.

4) If required, the correct guiding cable for your guiding system.

5) Steady Tak tripod.

All you need in your hand (smartphone or tablet). Fast, updated to the last minute, easy and accurate goto, powerfull eq mount for imaging.

Guiding... YES please, and of course yes. Why ? you will go back to your home knowing that you are safe over tracking errors (derive in dec) by a not enough precise polar aligment for unguided AP, mechanical errors or balance errors, wind... QHY-5 and phdguiding or something cheap and well tested during last years would be enough for the health  ...

Aaron Maggot

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 05:56:34 PM »
Hummm..... There's some informations to consider . But, please, dont talk me about the QHY-5. I had one, and simply gave it away, because i was completly feed-up with it.
The thing is , with the Avx, is very simple to have everything working, guiding included. Maybe im saying this because im already use to it , and the same can be achieved with the Tak mount.

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 02:45:50 PM »
Orlyandico, thats an awesome information. I didnt know about tan14.com. Here in Europe, the best price that you can find, that i know about, is around €5000. With the Hong-Kong dollar/euro conversion, is around €3800, transport and taxes excluded, wich is a big cut on the price. Well, i mean, dont know about taxes, and with the Portuguese taxes, im not so sure how good this deal can be. Anyway, is worthwhile taking a good look at this.
Thanks

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 08:26:29 AM »
I've owned the Tak EM11, EM200, and currently an NJP. I've also owned a Mach1, Losmandy G11, Vixen GPDS, Mead LX???, etc.

I love Tak mounts because they are SIMPLE and just work. All of this talk about "unguided" exposures is really just fantasy unless you have a 10Micron or ASA with encoders.

Tak mounts don't have computerized hand controllers like the AP mounts. However, if you are imaging, then you have a computer anyhow and really don't need the hand controller. I think the addition of a SkyFi unit and SkySafari pretty much makes the lack of a hand controller argument pretty weak.

Let's face it. Everyone is going to guide anyhow and Tak mounts guide beautifully as they have innately low PE which is very smooth and easy to guide out. I personally don't like all of the "tech" available on mounts as it just makes an already complicated setup that much more complicated.

I'm not sure the Tak mounts can be beat for set up in the field. Just set up the mount, polar align with the great PAS, sych an object and you are done. Start imaging with guiding and generally no drift alignment is necessary. This process was MUCH more involved with my Mach1 as the PAS, even the RAPAS is not up to par with the Taks and required drift alignment. I even had the RAPAS get out of alignment and had to send it back for re-calibration. I actually sold my Mach 1 to go back to Tak since I set up every session and the Taks are just easier.

Taks are also beautifully made and very solid. I do agree with Orly that the initial price of a Tak is ridiculous in the US, but this is alleviated by just buying used. Every used Tak I have purchased used was in beautiful condition as the previous owners tend to take great care of them. Heck, I purchased the EM11 new, then sold it, and bought it back from the same guy I sold it to 5 years earlier and it looked and worked exactly the same.

My $0.02 for Tak.

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 06:58:42 PM »
**** Greg, dont talk like that
Now you got me even more interested on the Tak mount.

Jacob Cota

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 09:38:51 AM »
Another bonus with the EM200 would be mounting the FSQ with the tube ring and then beholding one of the most beautiful setups out there :-)

Here's my old setup that would be the little brother of yours:

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Re: Tak mounts
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
Jesus Christ! Aint that a beauty