I am sure many people lean toward the Tak LE series for planets along with their line of Abbe Orthos.. But I have been blown away with the 5mm Tak LE on planetaries like M 57. Even under so so transparency it brings out details in M 57 like nothing I expected! I used the 5mm Tak LE on M 57 with my 12.5 inch Dob at 381x and the ring just flowered and was so distinct under good tranparency. I tried the 5mm Tak LE again a few nights later, this time with my 10" Hardin DSH at 250x and the Ring Neb showed almost as well, even with so so transparency. I let an imager friend look at it and he was very impressed with it. I have already ordered a 7.5mm Tak LE and may end up getting the whole set. These Tak LE's seem to work very well for close examination of details in dso's.
I would love to have Tak's top shelf line of Ultra Wide, 90 deg ep's, but the price of about $630. each ...OUCH!
Edited by Scoper47, 07 May 2021 - 06:24 PM.