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  • TAKAHASHI FS-60CB REFRACTOR OTA

    $860.00

    This beautiful and supremely portable 60mm f/5.9 refractor is a joy to use! Weighing in at just about 3 pounds, the Tak FS-60CB can go anywhere dark skies take you, and because it is so lightweight, the FS-60SB doesn’t need a heavy mount underneath it, either. Day or night, alt-az or equatorial, the Takahashi FS-60 will provide you with absolutely spectacular views, and the reason why is the legendary fluorite optics created by one of the best telescope manufacturers in the business!

    At the heart of the Takahashi FS-60CB is a two element fluorite lens that is multi-coated for maximum light transmission and durability. This air-spaced doublet is hard-coated in a vacuum chamber, the result of which is amazing high contrast images that will please you for years to come. In fact, the Takahashi FS-60CB also sports internal knife-edge baffles to further increase contrast by taming any stray light that may enter the system.

    Takahashi Japan is not only famous for their optical quality, the mechanical specs provide a level of overall quality that can’t be beat. The 2.4″ rack and pinion focuser comes with knobs that are easy to find and rotate in the dark, even with gloves on. From that jumping off point, you can add a wide range of adapters, flatteners, reducers, and other accessories to outfit your Tak for visual use or photography. This telescope comes with several adapters to get you started, and you can figure out what other items you need by taking a look at the attached system charts in our Files tab.

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  • TAKAHASHI FS-60Q REFRACTOR OTA

    $1,150.00

    The FS series of apochromatic refracting telescopes from Takahashi provides a balance of high performance, compact size, and low cost.  At its heart is a two-element fluorite lens set that provides outstanding performance for both visual and imaging applications.  The FS series has a modular design that makes use of several reducers, extenders and flatterers to further enhance its capabilities and versatility.

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  • Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 Refractor OTA

    $6,040.00

    The Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 is a redesign of the popular FSQ-106 and is a superior flat-field super quadruplet refractor.  This redesigned version features a flat field advanced Petzval quadruplet design, with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for super color correction in the UV, visible and IR wavelengths.  This optical design results in pin point star images and increased field illumination.  Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, this new 4 element / 4 group design is also capable of stunning visual performance.

    Some of the features of this outstanding design include:

    • Completely new optics for digital imaging, featureing two premium ED elements for outstanding color correction
    • An advanced Petzval design includes an almost full aperature G3 lens to ensure greater image illumination
    • A flat field without the need for an additional flattener, across a large 88 mm image circle
    • Generous 178 mm back focus allows the user to attach a variety of imaging cameras and accessories, 2 inch diagonals, and many other visual devices including bino viewers.
    • A 4 inch, heavy duty focuser with a an included camera angle adjuster for precise rotation of CCD cameras
    • An anti-torquing draw tube that uses a second rack located on the top of the tube and loaded with ball bearings to prevent any rotation when a heavy instrument package is attached.
    • Airline portable, with a total length of less than 17 inches with the lens shade retracted

    Optical Tube Assembly only (mount, tripod, tube holder and finder sold separately).

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  • Takahashi FSQ-85EDX w/flattener Refractor OTA

    $3,850.00

    The Takahashi FSQ85-ED is the most portable member of the FSQ Series. This refractor telescope was designed from the ground up for superb performance and is portable enough to go most anywhere. The Takahashi FSQ-85EDX weighs just 7.9 pounds, which means just about any mount will support it, giving you the ultimate in flexibility and portability.

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  • Takahashi Mewlon M-180C Reflector OTA

    $1,900.00

    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 6×30 finder scope.

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  • Takahashi Mewlon M-210 Reflector OTA

    $3,000.00

    The Takahashi Mewlon Series of Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by Takahashi combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.  The Mewlon series comes in three objective diameters:  210 mm, 250 mm and 300 mm.  This revolutionary design has set the standard in folded optic systems.

    The precision optical surfaces of the Mewlon series is at least λ/20.  This results a highly concentrated airy disc, resulting in pin point star images and high contrast fields.  The primary mirror is installed in a specially designed mirror cell that is designed to reduce astigmatism.

    Please Note : Mount and tripod not included.

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  • Takahashi Mewlon M-250CRS Reflector OTA

    $8,000.00

    Takahashi’s CRS series of Mewlon telescopes leads the industry in advanced design and optical quality.  At their heart is the Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescope design, coupled with a corrector that provides Ritchey–Chrétien like performance.  With the CRS series, Takahashi has added a 3-element corrector plate made from ED glass, converting the telescope to a flat field instrument for imaging and visual observation.  In addition, the CRS series has an electronic focusing system controllable with an ASCOM driver or in an autofocus mode.  Each CRS telescope features a primary mirror cooled by 3 fans.

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  • Takahashi Mewlon M-300CRS Reflector OTA

    $15,000.00

    Takahashi’s CRS series of Mewlon telescopes leads the industry in advanced design and optical quality.  At their heart is the Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescope design, coupled with a corrector that provides Ritchey–Chrétien like performance.  With the CRS series, Takahashi has added a 3-element corrector plate made from ED glass, converting the telescope to a flat field instrument for imaging and visual observation.  In addition, the CRS series has an electronic focusing system controllable with an ASCOM driver or in an autofocus mode.  Each CRS telescope features a primary mirror cooled by 3 fans.

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  • Takahashi TOA-130NFB Triplet Refractor OTA

    $6,990.00

    Specifications:

    Aperture: 130mm

    Focal Length: 1000mm

    Focal Ratio: f/7.7

    Back Focus: 256mm

    Tube Length: 812mm

    Tube Diameter: 155mm

    Tube Weight: 22 pounds

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  • Takahashi TOA-130NS Refractor OTA

    $6,300.00

    The TOA series is a member of Takahashi’s line of triplet refractors.  In the TOA design, three lens elements are used, with the front and rear constructed from ED glass.  The resulting system achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for both visual observation and imaging.  Takahashi engineers have a undertaken a complete redesign of the triplet system, completely eliminating spherical aberration while minimizing axial chromatic aberration in the visible light spectrum.

    In typical apochromatic designs, the elimination of chromatic aberration is usually at the expense of increasing spherical aberration at various wavelengths.  However, with the TOA series, the focal shift across the entire visible spectrum from 436 nm up to 656 nm is less than +/- 0.01 mm.  This is less than 1/100 the aberration of a typical apochromatic design.

    TOA-130NS

    The TOA-130NS is a 130 mm apochromatic f/7.7 refractor with a focal length of 1000 mm.  It features a retractable lens hood and 2.7 inch rack and pinion focuser.  A complete line of flatteners, reducers and extenders are available, including the 67-series flattener, which provides a 90 mm imaging circle.

    TOA-130NFB

    The TOA-130NFB is a 130 mm apochromatic f/7.7 refractor with a focal length of 1000 mm.  It features a retractable lens hood, a 4 inch rack and pinion focuser with a 7:1 fine focuser, and a 360-degree camera angle adjuster.  A complete line of flatteners, reducers and extenders are available, including the 67-series flattener, which provides a 90 mm imaging circle.

    Optical Tube Assembly only (mount, tripod, tube holder and finder sold separately).

     

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  • Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor OTA

    $12,970.00

    The TOA series is a member of Takahashi’s line of triplet refractors.  In the TOA design, three lens elements are used, with the front and rear constructed from ED glass.  The resulting system achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for both visual observation and imaging.  Takahashi engineers have a undertaken a complete redesign of the triplet system, completely eliminating spherical aberration while minimizing axial chromatic aberration in the visible light spectrum.

    In typical apochromatic designs, the elimination of chromatic aberration is usually at the expense of increasing spherical aberration at various wavelengths.  However, with the TOA series, the focal shift across the entire visible spectrum from 436 nm up to 656 nm is less than +/- 0.01 mm.  This is less than 1/100 the aberration of a typical apochromatic design.

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  • Takahashi TSA-120 Refractor OTA

    $4,430.00

    The TSA series is a member of Takahashi’s line of triplet refractors.  In the TSA design, an ED glass lens is placed between two lenses, with air spacing in between.  The resulting system achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for both visual observation and imaging. \

    Two focuser options are available:  the stock Takahashi focuser, or an upgrade to the Feathertouch 3.0 inch focuser kit.

    TSA-120

    The TSA-120 is a 120 mm apochromatic f/7.5 refractor with a focal length of 900 mm.  It features a retractable lens hood and a 2.7 inch rack and pinion focuser.  The TSA is compatible with several flatteners, reducers and extenders, including the TOA-35 Reducer, which converts the telescope to a f/5.3 imaging platform with a 44 mm image circle.

    Optical Tube Assembly only (mount, tripod, tube holder and finder sold separately).

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