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Takahashi Mewlon 180C Reflecting Telescope OTA with Dovertail Plate
Takahashi Mewlon 180C Reflecting Telescope OTA with Dovertail Plate

Takahashi Mewlon 180C Reflecting Telescope OTA with Dovertail Plate

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Your Price: CAD3,249.00
Retail Price:CAD3,389.00

Your Savings:CAD140.00(4%)

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Part Number:TLK18100

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Highlights
  • Diemeter: 180 mm
  • Focal length: 2160 mm
  • Focal ration: F/12
  • New high-reflectivity coating (~96%)
  • Field corrector: available as an option, lower focal length to 1760 mm (F/9.8).
  • Optical tube diameter: 210 mm
  • Optical tube length: 635 mm
  • Weight: 6,2 Kg
  • 6x30 finder with bracket integated into OTA.
  • 2" eyepiece holder with 1.25" reduction

Takahashi's Mewlon 180-C is a 180mm f/12 Dall-Kirkham telescope. Designed for a superior observing experience, the Takahashi 180mm Mewlon uses a concave anellipsoidal primary mirror and a spherical secondary mirror for exceptional clarity, contrast and brightness. Includes a 6x30 finderscope and dovetail plate.

The Mewlon series from Takahashi features Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes for visual observation.  Through proprietary manufacturing methods, Takahashi provides concave anellipsoidal primary mirror and a spherical secondary mirror at a reasonable cost.

The µ-180 is Takahashi latest addition to the Mewlon line.  This 180 mm aperture telescope is an f/12, 2160 mm instrument.  With the optional reducer / flattener, the f-ratio can be reduced to f/9.8.  The m-180 comes with a built-in 6x30 finder scope.

Specifications

Effective aperture180mm HR Multi-Coated
Effective Focal Length2160mm
With Flattener/reducer1760mm
Effective Focal Ratio1 : 12.0
With Flattener/reducer1 : 9.8
Secondary Mirror54mm HR Multi-Coated
Resolving Power0.64"
Limiting Magnitude13.0
Light Gathering Power661x
Total length of main tube625mm
Diameter of main tube210mm
Total Weight of Tube6.2 kg
Finder scope6x30 built-in
AccessoriesDove-tail adapter (female)
ToolsHexagon wrench 1.5mm & 2.5mm


In the Box

Takahashi Mewlon 180C Reflecting Telescope OTA with Dovertail Plate

  • 6x30 finder with bracket integated into OTA.
  • 2" eyepiece holder with 1.25" reduction
  • Takahashi manufactures warranty






What I liked about the 180 Mewlon:
  • Excellent fit and finish, true to the Takahashi pedigree.
  • Crisp, high contrast views and dark sky backgrounds.
  • An excellent finder.
  • The minor mirror movement when focusing.
  • The light weight and ease of balance.
  • Excellent portability.
  • The relative ease of collimation and the stability of the secondary mirror.
  • No worries about dew.
  • The cost - in comparison to a larger APO.

What I disliked:
  • The diffraction spikes.
  • The higher cost of TAK accessories.
  • A focuser that is a bit too tight.
  • Limited back focus.

Takahashi Mewlon 210 Review.

Two years ago I regarded myself as a refractor nut. Selling my TMB apo was bordering on the traumatic, I am still surprised I did it. But I am now DELIGHTED that I did. The Takahashi Mewlon is a real performance telescope, but you will only get the best from it if you take cool down seriously, as you should with all larger mirror based scopes. THEN IT IS BRILLIANT, showing way more detail than my old 4.5 inch apo on all targets, for about the same cost!

If you want to learn more about the importance of cooling down your scope I recommend you go to Cats & Casses in the CN forum, click on Links of interest and the Best of Cats & Casses, and select How to get the best from your CAT (cooling issues).

So now the toughest test of any telescope, after having it for 20 months am I hankering after another scope or am I finally satisfied? As much as I love my Mewlon 210, I do want to change it; I now want a Mewlon 250! Unfortunately my bank manager won’t let me!

Clear sky’s.

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