ES Explorer Scientific, enjoyed my other ones lower powers.
Using my XT8i dob, image was always soft on few outings todate. Thought sky conditions.
Ordered a Takahashi believe it's a new lower cost sort type version, $57- $59 price range intrigued me.
Received the Takahashi 6mm ortho, tho cloudy sky, had breaks and Jupiter view was sharp, more of what I expected to see tho 200X in my dob. Saw several festoons and the now big one there. Moons of Jupiter a beautiful Sphere! Wow Factor here!
Like the ES series, enjoy my other lower power eyepieces.
Perhaps a faulty ES Here? Not sure, but looking forward to looks with the Takahashi!
Please note the exit pupil is tight on the Takahashi, but I've used my share of these types of small openings
in the past, zero concern for me, just be Aware!
Glad I ran into the Takahashi, a keeper!
Actually it's only $56 thru Astronomics, the new low cost Starbase model.
Edited by phillip, 06 June 2020 - 05:04 AM.