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Enough with the Taks!

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#1 jag767

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:26 PM

Why is it a majority of the topics on here are either hijacked or turned into the I love my Takahashi fan club? I mean seriously, enough! Can there be a Taks only section to get this junk out of here? Then they can go pat themselves on the back all day and leave the rest of us alone. Now I get it when I see other people getting frustrated.
 

#2 wrnchhead

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:52 PM

I'm sure if that happened there would also be a need for dedicated forums for AP, Televue, Borg, classic Zeiss and Nikon telescopes. I really see nothing wrong in appreciating optical quality, and Tak represents just that. Tak aren't the only makers of high quality scopes, but they are fairly easily available (you don't need to sign up on a long waiting list and they are still available) and so are an obvious choice for baseline comparisons.


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#4 NHRob

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:54 PM

There must surely be a Taktful way of discussing refractors ... hmmmmm???


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:00 PM

I'd rather have the TAK posts than the "buy a reflector" barbs.  In the Refractor Forum -- that's apostasy!


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:01 PM

Well, the guys here have convinced me that Takahashi sure makes some wonderful refractors, at bargain prices... for what you get. I guess the owners need to point that out, when they see people praising inferior offerings, as sort of a ~public service announcement~.

 

Me, I'm a dedicated giant reflector guy. But, If I ever decide to dabble/toy around with a cute little refractor, it most certainly will be the TAKAHASHI TOA-150B, with modest 4-inch focuser, few Ethos and Nagler eyepieces, FLI KEPLER KL400 CMOS BACK ILLUMINATED CAMERA, Atlas Focuser, Centerline Filter Wheel... and a mount and observatory to do them justice. And an assistant to tend to them, while I'm in the drawing room, selecting targets from the Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies...

 

Here's a snapshot of where Takahashi owners spend their evenings. Click on the image to begin to grasp / fully-appreciate the wide-field, apochromatic, pinpoint resolution. >>>    Tom

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#7 John Rogers

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:02 PM

I've got my MAK.  That is 2/3 the way to a TAK and is good enough for me!


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:03 PM

I'd rather have the TAK posts than the "buy a reflector" barbs.  In the Refractor Forum -- that's apostasy!

Exactly!!! The "Get a Dob" peanut gallery has to be silenced!lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:04 PM

TOM HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:09 PM

I want to see where "Dob-heads" spend their evenings!!!

 

FC


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:22 PM

It's the same with eyepieces, T.V this and that
 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:23 PM

jag767 - you really have to try one... a Tak... - world will never be the same... 

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:25 PM

It's the same with eyepieces, T.V this and that
 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:28 PM

Well, the guys here have convinced me that Takahashi sure makes some wonderful refractors, at bargain prices... for what you get. I guess the owners need to point that out, when they see people praising inferior offerings, as sort of a ~public service announcement~.

 

Me, I'm a dedicated giant reflector guy. But, If I ever decide to dabble/toy around with a cute little refractor, it most certainly will be the TAKAHASHI TOA-150B, with modest 4-inch focuser, few Ethos and Nagler eyepieces, FLI KEPLER KL400 CMOS BACK ILLUMINATED CAMERA, Atlas Focuser, Centerline Filter Wheel... and a mount and observatory to do them justice. And an assistant to tend to them, while I'm in the drawing room, selecting targets from the Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies...

 

Here's a snapshot of where Takahashi owners spend their evenings. Click on the image to begin to grasp / fully-appreciate the wide-field, apochromatic, pinpoint resolution. >>>    Tom

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:31 PM

Here to soothe the OP's ailment is a picture of my APM SD Apo 140mm F7, hope this makes you feel better: 

 

It is the second from the left flowerred.gif

 

Apologies to all about the Televue eyepieces in the scope picture they just happened to be in the diagonals, it wasn't planned that way...'they really should have been hidden from view so as not to offend ....

I have since put them back in their case.......

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:37 PM

Great scopes but you can get 90%+++++ of the viewing performance for 50% (and LESS) the $$$.  Stellarvue refractors come to mind.

Like many if not most things - you really pay for that last 5%-10% of performance.

Not everyone has a TAK income!!!  :-)

 

M11Mike

 

PS: Personally if I was going to spend that kind of money - I'd rather wait and get a AP - Made In The U S A   (my dream scope a AP Starfire 155)  - Keep DEAMIN' - Mike!!!  :-)    


 

#17 Steve Cox

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:38 PM

It's the same with eyepieces, T.V this and that

I was going to say Brandon.


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:41 PM

I'm surprised Tak don't have their own emoji yet....

 

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

Well I read once that people with inferiority complexes have a need to brag to compensate :) Hope all Tak owners take that as the total joke it was meant to be. I've looked through a lot of refractors including a lot of Takahashi models and they really are wonderful quality scopes and beautifully elegant in appearance. But there are many well made refractors with superb optics on the market today. My own Vixen ED103s comes to mind as one of those. I think it's great Tak owners are passionate about their gear as long as they don't belittle the scopes other people own.  It's like BMW automobile owners. I'm sure 98 percent of them are nice folks that drive in a polite way but I only notice the BMW drivers that act like jerks.


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

If someone doesn't say "contrasty" and "edge to edge" I don't think I will be able to bear it. 


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

I thought this WAS the Tak section😜
 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

I want to see where "Dob-heads" spend their evenings!!!

 

FC

Out under the night skies, actually observing.


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

I want to see where "Dob-heads" spend their evenings!!!

 

 

I don't know that I can speak for "Dob-heads" in answering: but during the new Moon cycle, preferably some place dark and clear without cell service.  I favor somewhere between 6,000 and 9,000 feet when available.  That is opposed to backyard observing in bright skies with poor seeing which is where my fracs get most of their use.  Access to the internet is easier when you are never more than a few feet away while using the refractor. 


 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

wrnchhead,

Contrasty... edge to edge...

I don't think I will be able to bear it & now we can be friends, "Tombstone, Doc" 😃

Clear skies,
Stan
 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:07 PM

I want to see where "Dob-heads" spend their evenings!!!

 

FC

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:)


 


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