Takahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTA
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Takahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTATakahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTATakahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTATakahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTA

Takahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite APO Refractor OTA

£725.00
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About this product

Model:  tak_fs-60cb

Takahashi FS-60CB f/5.9 Doublet Fluorite Apochromat Refractor

The best things come in small packages!

The Takahashi FS-60CB is a remarkably compact refractor with exceptional optics and superb mechanical design.

Image sharpness and contrast is excellent for visual observations as well as astro and terrestrial photography.

The versatile design makes it equally at home as a wide field astrograph or an ultra-light portable guidescope.

Takahashi offer an optional field flattener and flattener/reducer suitable for use with most DSLR or imaging cameras.

The package version features the FS-60CB OTA plus Takahashi Clamshell and 6x30 Finderscope with Bracket

Apochromatic objective with Fluorite doublet

The 60mm f5.9 doublet objective with a fluorite element performs as well as some other refractors with a larger diameter. High optical quality combined with short focal length (355mm) makes the FS60CB an excellent choice for portable astrophotography. 

Rack & Pinion Focuser

The Rack & Pinion focuser has been designed with imaging in mind. Sturdy and precise with a focus-lock that maintains focus wherever the telescope is pointing.

Versatility

An optically-matched 0.72x Reducer is available that reduces the f-ratio from f5.9 to f4.26 and provides a large 44mm imaging circle - large enough for full-frame sensors.

An optically matched flattener is also available that changes the f-ratio to f/6.2 and provides a 38mm, 90% illuminated image circle. 

Performance

The spot-diagrams of the FS-60CB show excellent chromatic correction at prime focus, including up to 14mm off-axis. A dedicated flattener is available for wide-field astrophotography that can be used with most DSLR or dedicated imaging cameras. 

Telescope Field of View Simulator

Mechanical Drawing

  • Tube Length: 440mm
  • Tube diameter / with dew shield: 80mm / 80mm
  • Tube Weight: 1.3kg

System Charts

What's in the box

OTA Only Includes:

  • FS-60CB OTA

OTA Package Includes:

  • FS-60CB OTA
  • TKA00551 6x30 Finder
  • TKA00562 Finder bracket
  • TKA20420 Tube holder

Specifications

Spec. FS-60CB
Optical design Fluorite Doublet
Optical mounting Air spaced (Fluorite in front)
Optical coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Aperture 60mm
Standard
Focal length 355mm
Focal ratio F/5.9
Resolution 1.9"
Limiting magnitude 10.7
Light grasp 73x
Image circle NA
Photo field NA
Backfocus length 162.0mm
With flattener
Focal length 374mm
Focal ratio F/6.2
Image circle NA
Photo field NA
Backfocus length 56mm
With focal reducer
Focal length 256mm
Focal ratio F/4.26
Image circle NA
Photo field NA
Backfocus length 56mm
With C2X Extender
Focal length 710mm
Focal ratio F/11.8
Image circle NA
Photo field NA

Customer reviews

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It *is* worth it
Monday, 5 April 2021  | 

There are plenty of reviews online for this, and indeed pretty much every other Takahashi telescope, which are, at first sight, full of superlatives. I read them, and I though they must be exaggerating. But honestly, it is difficult to overstate just how surprisingly good this little scope is. First of all, there are the obvious downsides; price - yes, it's expensive. The focus travel is almost as time as the scope, so you *will* get used to all of those adapters to tune the backfocus. And there's a Tak way of doing things which often doesn't lend itself easily to third party (AKA cheaper) alternative options for accessories and adapters. But, what you get is an incredibly capable scope that feels far more capable than it should be. It's easy to travel with, weighs very little, and in my experience will readily outperform many larger rivals.
I'm a majority visual observer, and the FS-60 will give you stunning wide-field views. You can push the magnification hard, and still get really great views, so I also use this for lunar and solar observing, and have managed some of the smaller M objects with relative ease.
Will it do everything? No. Is it the best scope ever produced. No. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

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