||I recently acquired a TAL-1 in rather shabby condition.
It had been ill cared for by its former owner and, although the sensible thing
to do was walk away from the deal I decided to give this little Russian
refelector a makeover.
For those doing astronomy on a tight budget the TAL-1 is
something of a best kept secret. This beatifully made small scope can deliver
very good views and can be acquired quite cheaply. Undervalued by almost
everyone these scopes are hardy, rugged, simple to mainatin and can punch above
their weight when it comes to viewing.
This guide will give you an idea of what to expect if you want to
restore one of these scopes as well as giving you an idea of what to look for
when viewing one before parting with your money.
WARNING - THIS GUIDE IS IN DRAFT FORM
ONLY AT THE PRESENT