Takahashi FS-60Q 60mm f/10 Fluorite Quadruplet Telescope APO w/tube holder, TFK6004Q, TFK6010
Item No. 611-50010
Manuf. No. Takahashi TFK6004Q, TFK6010
Takahashi FS-60Q Refractor Telescope APO with tube holder
The FS-60Q is a new version of the FS-60CB. The FS-60Q includes a module which contains a 1.7x extender, which changes the FS-60Q to a 600mm focal length f/10 instrument.
This module is offered separately and is copmatible with any FS-60C ever made to convert it to the Q when the 1.7x module is attached. This conversion is as simple removing the white tube from the focuser, attaching the 1.7x module to the focuser and then attaching the section with the objective in it to the 1.7x module.
The in-place extender flattens the image to a 44mm circle with 96% illumination to allow imaging the moon, planets or a solar eclipse. The larger image scale of the 60mm focal length allows prominences and the corona to be more easily seen or imaged with a digital SLR.
Used with the Extender-Q the FS-60Q becomes an f/16 960mm telescope that will be able to view some of the smaller lunar craters and produce a 9mm lunar image on a sensor from its 40mm image circle.
The 1.7x CQ module can be easily removed which will convert the FS-60Q to an FS-60CB f/5.9. FS-60CB can be used for wide field observing.
Further, the 1.7x CQ module is sold separately fo the owners of FS-60C, CSV`s and CB`s which converts them into the FS-60Q with all of the benefits the modules enables, as mentioned previously.
Versatility is that word that best describes the FS-60Q modular telescope. Converts from an f/10 600mm focal length instrument to an f/5.9 354mm wide field instrument that can be used to image at f/6.2 using the dedicated flattener or to f/4.2 with the dedicated reducer. Both devices providing a 44mm image circle which will cover an APS size chip oe used at f/10 with a 44mm flat field 95% illuminated to narrow field imaging; or extended with the Extender-Q to960mm for lunar, nature of eclipse imaging at f/16 with a 40mm image circle. Each FS-60Q is supplied with a set of covers for the QE module which will allow the scope to be made into two assemblies:the FS-60CB and the QE module for easy airline transport. This is perfect for eclipse chasing.
Takahashi Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-60Q Refractor Telescope OTA, TSK6010
The Takahashi TSK6010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-60CB Refractor optical tube assembly. It attaches to Takahashi mounts or photographic tripod via 1/4-20 thread. The Takahashi TSK6010 Tube Holder matches your equipment and is lined to protect your finish.
A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi FS-60CB Refractor OTA. A tube holder does exactly as the name implies...it holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.
The tube holder has a 1/4-20 thread at the bottom so that the user can attach the telescope to a standard photographic tripod if they wish.