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Takahashi FS60Q F10 v FOA60Q F15

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#1 25585

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:19 PM

Both baby Taks with long FL. Is there any real life difference for visual?



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:53 AM

Both are exquisite. But you only realize the exacting perfection of the FOA-Q over the FS-Q if you buy one first and try the other after. You'll see the FOA-Q superiority in short order. Ergonomically, the FS is lighter and shorter so it tolerates a less robust mount.

 

On the other hand the FOA-60Q better accommodates 2" optics and has greater focus range. I have both and one doesn't obviate the other, but FOQ-60Q is perfection. The FS-60Q is more compact and delivers slightly short of that perfection. Can't go wrong with either. With both together you have 60mm Nirvana covered; with either alone you will have 60mm results that are faultless subjectively.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:13 AM

I only own the FOA60. But once you look through you have it and never give it away. The Q modul must  be a small step better.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:20 AM

I haven’t compared both but I think of the FOA-60Q as a special, “statement” scope from Takahashi.  But how that might translate at the eyepiece is a good question.  I would imagine you’d really have to put some time and effort into driving each to its limits on challenging targets in order to establish what separates them.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

Both baby Taks with long FL. Is there any real life difference for visual?

 

It is not exactly what you asked but I've compared FS-60Q+1.6x extender (making it f/16) to FOA-60Q (f/15) side-by-side.

Maybe a little better CA in FOA-60Q but honestly I didn't find much difference except physical difference, which is obvious :)

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:06 PM

I recently purchased the FS-60Q from our sponsor after selling my AT60ed. I have a 4 week wait bawling.gif before it arrives.

 

I was looking at getting a smaller (read "less expensive") Tak but honestly, these two 60mm models really captivated me. In the end the convertibility of the FS grabbed me in that I could have a fast and slow 60mm in one scope.

 

Very much looking forward to getting this wonder!


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Same here:

Despite being sure about the FOA-60 optically having the edge over the FS-60, I personally prefer and have the latter one with f/10 Extender-Q plus with f/4.25 Reducer-C-0.72x.
This dual capability as fast wide-field astrograph as well as "selenograph" really thrills me, resulting in FS-60 being my most used and (restricting to this definition) therefore "best" scope which I probably ever had.

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