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The Terrific Tichy Sixty


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1 hour ago, Bino-viewer said:

Enjoyable read, thankyou 😀👍🏼🔭

 

Thanks, and you're welcome. It is a really good grab and go. I'm definitely impressed.

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Nice scope. Interesting to hear it,s collimatable cell, unusual these days but very useful

 

Oh and it,s surprising just what you can see with a quality 60mm. My old 60mm swift used to perform really well

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12 minutes ago, philjay said:

Nice scope. Interesting to hear it,s collimatable cell, unusual these days but very useful

 

Oh and it,s surprising just what you can see with a quality 60mm. My old 60mm swift used to perform really well

 

Thanks. It seems to have a high build quality. The focuser is rack and pinion, but very precise.

 

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Decent Strehl as well.

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Oddly, although the pivot point appears to be in the same place, it doesn't feel so back heavy. Whether this is an illusion or not is difficult to say. Holding the OTA where the XRINGS were and then comparing that with the original ring seems to feel more balanced with the original OTA ring.

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And the red dovetail didn't go to waste.

 

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This actually knocks a fair bit of weight off the original dovetail bar I had on the ST80. I occasionally still use the ST80 as a rich field grab and go mounted on the AZ5.

 

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Good three hour session with the Tichy last night. Highlights include: M44, Coma Berenices, Alpha Persei Moving Group, Gamma Leonis, Cor Caroli, Achird, Almach, M3, The Engagement Ring (Polaris) and the Double Cluster.

 

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I mainly used these two EP's (BHZ, 36mm Aspheric) but also had a 5mm Tak' LE. First session with the BHZ on the Tichy. I originally bought the BHZ almost exactly two years ago. 

 

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These go together well.

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