After my decision to go for astronomy I started with a big search for a telescope.
At first I did not know what selection criteria were important. I surfed the Internet
and visited the sites of some Observatories. Most of these have one or more pages
about 'how to select your telescope' and after a while I came across a TAL telescope.
This Russian made telescope was reviewed in Sky&Telescope and I liked the price/performance ratio.
I was impressed by the amount and quality of the accessories (big 8x50 finder, eye pieces, motor driven) and I finally ordered my TAL-2M in Germany, because there I located a supplier with the lowest price (including delivery of the heavy equipment at my doorstep !)
TAL-2M Newtonian Telescope
November 8, 2005: After 4,5 years of faithful service my trusted TAL-2M scope has been replaced by a Meade LX200 10" f/10 telescope.
|Click the image to have a closer look at my 'arsenal' of eye pieces and related goodies.|
My 6 inch f/8 telescope fitted with 2x teleconverter and 2x Vixen HQ Barlow operating at f/32.
Example image: the Clavius image of March 3, 2004.
Useful TAL links:
TAL Manufacturing Novosibirsk
Teleskop Service - München (where I bought my telescope)
German TAL Users Association
Yahoo TAL Group