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#101 rerun

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:03 AM

Thomas,

 

I made a lot of post about my new TAK when I got my FOA 60 ,which was very new on the market at that time. And I wanted to show what a fine scope it is. Especialy as a grab n go refractor ,with great performance .

You have a very big collection of Takahashi Scopes . So you could made a lot of interesting comparisons smile.gif   Do you want to find out which scopes are the best for you ,or in the end do you keep them all ?

 

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 02:11 PM

I had a TV60 for about three years,I found limitations at 60mm aperture and found it as easy to set up something a bit larger, say 71or 80mm or even a small newt , Dave.



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Posted 20 February 2021 - 03:10 PM

Was out this evening for a short Moon session. 60mm refractor is very handy in these situations. I liked very much the long shadows of Plato walls casted on the crater's floor and I made this quick sketch 

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:07 AM

A few nights ago ,Moon observing with my FOA 60.

 

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Markus

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:41 PM

I'm late to this post. Not sure what the OP decided on. I will say the TAK I have (see my Lunar scopes) gave me the best views of the lunar surface I've ever had. The contrast of a TAK, even an old classic like I have, cannot be beat.

 

My 60 achros, especially the 62mm Unitron, also give great views.

 

But the best I own by far in the 60mm category is the AT60. I'm 67 now. I look at the moon. I use this scope the most of any other scope. I know what I'm looking for. I even use binoviewers with it. In short, it is a magnificent, no brainer, easy peasy great scope.

 

Sometimes if I'm yearning for closer views , I'll set up the Celestron Mak 127 with the tracking next to the AT 60. I can get insane views with that Mak. But I still love the AT 60.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 07:48 PM

Was out this evening for a short Moon session. 60mm refractor is very handy in these situations. I liked very much the long shadows of Plato walls casted on the crater's floor and I made this quick sketch 

 

th_Moon_Plato_20210220_1650UT.png

Quick sketch?  Looks like a work of art.  I could be at the eyepiece for an hour and not come close to your rendition.

Nice work.

 

Dom Q.




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