NJP Takahashi Mount used or go new
Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:37 AM
In the event that the bearings wear out, they can be replaced very easily and they are very inexpensive.
That being said, if I had to choose between Tak and AP, at the same price, I would go with the AP without batting an eye.
I own both.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:21 PM
Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:54 AM
Since the Tak mounts don't have PEC, that's as good as it's going to get.
An AP900 (or Mach1) would have anywhere from +/- 2" to +/- 3.5" periodic error. But they have PEM. And a good PEM training with PEMPro will drop that PE to +/- 0.5" or even less. So yes, I'm sure anything an NJP can do unguided, an AP900 can do better.
p.s. another used NJP came out on a-mart last week. $3.8K. These are really a great deal if you buy them used. But AP900's are now dropping to $6 - 6.5K level...