Buy with caution
This is a tough EP to use. Viewing conditions need to be spot on perfect to allow this EP to perform to specifications. Youll need at least 9/10 seeing and practically zero light pollution. Get to high altitude. Even the moon, when still less than 30 degrees above local horizon, boils with unreal turbulence that would hardly be noticeable in a 7mm or lower power EP. Your tracking mount must be stable-stable-stable, and preferably in a shelter of some sort, as the slightest vibration will make objects dance in the EP like nothing youve ever seen before! Dont bother to use this puppy on a non-tracking mount...you wont be able to keep anything in the field for more than a second or three, and fiddling with alt-az knobs will make your views, well, frustrating would be a charitable word to use!
I wouldnt get rid of this EP for all the Birkenstocks in Berkeley!
When conditions cooperate, when planets or the moon are high in the sky, hang on!
With a good APO, Titan is a snap. Color in Neptune visible in a Tak FS60C! Resolve doubles you never thought possible. Globs take on new life in a TV NP101. Have a larger SCT or Dob...forget about it! Waste of money. I havent tried a TOA130, but Id bet it would be too much unless conditions were absolutely perfect.
Evaluate your needs carefully before you think about this one, and realize that even so this EP will sit in your case - like a derby horse in the gate - waiting for those oh so rare nights. But if youve got good - real good - glass, a rock steady mount, can get to high, clear skies, and live to look at planets and deep into craters...
Well made, typical Tak quality, but wish Tak would include end caps!