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ckwastro
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Reged: 11/23/05

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Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: issdaol]
      #5343162 - 07/30/12 10:58 AM

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I can say categorically that from extensive use of all of these that the Mewlon 250 is much superior than the 8 inch Meade or 11 inch Celestron for optics and visuals. The Mewlon has very dark background and higher contrast and sharpness. The Mewlons also show nice pinpoint stars.

Mechanically it is hard to compare as the fit and finish of the Mewlons is very professional and leaves the mass produced scopes in a different category.




+1 for the Mewlon 210 as well in comparison to the 8" - 11" SCTs I've owned and / or used over the years. Obviously the 11s resolved more than the 210, but it wasn't much of a contest as far as contrast and sharpness.

Edited by ckwastro (07/30/12 11:00 AM)


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BillP
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Reged: 11/26/06

Loc: Vienna, VA
Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: ckwastro]
      #5345512 - 07/31/12 03:12 PM

Thanks. Does anyone know if the baffel tube is such in the Mewlon that it vignettes any with long focal length wide fields like a 31T5 or 40 XW ?

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houser23
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Reged: 10/26/09

Loc: Rocklin, CA
Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: BillP]
      #5346108 - 07/31/12 10:22 PM

Hi Bill, are you referring to the 210 or 250? I sold all my widefields and replaced them with top shelf planetary glass so I couldn't tell you one way or the other, maybe one of the other guys can chime in here.

By the way if you ever decide to do a 34mm shootout I have what your looking for.


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issdaol
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Reged: 01/01/10

Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: houser23]
      #5346396 - 08/01/12 04:07 AM

Hi Bill,

I have just purchased my first wide-field which just happens to be the Nagler 31mm T5 :-) I will give you some personal feedback after my next observation session which will be on the weekend (weather permitting).

In the meantime I have not heard any issues from other Mewlon owners.

Cheers


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BillP
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Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: issdaol]
      #5350803 - 08/03/12 08:20 PM

Thx!

btw, meant with the 210.


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dbs
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Reged: 07/09/09

Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: BillP]
      #6276588 - 12/28/13 03:08 AM

Hi guys,

just to check....can the mewlon 210 use any of those celestron/meade focal reducers such as the f/6.3 and the f/3.3 ? Can these focal reducers screw in directly to the mewlon 201?

Thanks

Edited by dbs (12/28/13 03:08 AM)


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nicklane1
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Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6276917 - 12/28/13 10:24 AM

Well done.
There is so much info in your review, yet it still reads like an engaging novel.

My next scope will be Mewlon.


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S Gazer
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Reged: 02/09/12

Loc: Minneapolis
Re: Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review new [Re: nicklane1]
      #6465389 - 04/14/14 10:29 AM

Very nicely written composition. The personality of the author comes through with rhythm and
uninhibitedness without becoming irritating.

Reviews such as these are very helpful in understanding the huge amount of choices we now have, and the trade-offs between those choices.

A scope like this minus the diffraction artifacts off the spider vanes would be close to optimal for me

I'll have to seriously consider getting a binoviewer after reading such strong argument for it.

Excellent review.


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