Anacortes Telescope Star Party
Posted 24 April 2004 - 11:28 PM
The Tak 22x60 showed the most beautiful view of the Moon I have ever seen. Very crisp, tack-sharp image and zero C.A.!
In fact, I had managed to briefly observe the Moon in most of the scopes I looked through before I looked through the Tak including the Megrez II APO. In my newbie opinion, and the opinion of a few experienced observers, the view through the little Taks was superior in every way. Extremely sharp contrast, with a very black background, no false color, and tack-sharp images. I did not notice much if any edge softness. I looked at Venus briefly, and again a clear image with zero color fringing. The view through the Taks was clearer than the Megrez, in my opinion, and in the opinion of those that also compared the two.
I was unable to test any other binoculars as I spent my aloted time with the Megrez and the Takahashi. The sky conditions were not clear enough to look at any DSOs but did look at Jupiter and saw 4 moons as perfect points and no spikes or distortions looking at the Jovian sphere.
In conclusion, I liked the Taks very much. I just wished the objectives were 80 to 100mm and would like to compare them to the Miyauchi 22x77 and 100mm before I would recommend them.
Hope this is useful
Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 05:43 PM
You've commented on the Tak's before - are you closer to buying them now?
Sky&Telescope did a review on them a while back - year or two ago - and were very well thought of.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 06:06 PM
I am very impressed with them. The only thing holding me back is the price and I would really like to compare them to the Miyauchi 20x77 and 20-37x100mm. I like the interchangable EPs and the 45* angled viewing of the Miyauchis. I just don't know how they compare optically and image quality. If I get a chance to look through some Miyauchis and I like the image as much as the Taks, I would pay a little less for the 20x77s and twice as much for the 20x100 Galaxy's.
I am concerned that with a 60mm objective of the Takahashi I would be limited to what I'll be able to see vs. a 100mm.
I am not in any big hurry to decide but think I would enjoy something a little larger than my current 70mm. So at the moment, I am considering the Oberwerk BT100, the Miyauchi 77mm and 100mm, the Oberwerk 22x100, and of course the Tak 22x60 for its optical quality.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 07:53 PM
Just a thought,
Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:48 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:27 AM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 12:54 PM
I was not able to measure the FOV due to cloud cover. However, if my memory is accurate, the FOV was better than the Megrez 80 APO that I looked through along side of the Takahashi. My only three clear targets were the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. The FOV is advertised at about 2.1* and I think that is pretty accurate.