Takahashi FS-60CB 60mm Refractor - Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount - Discontinued
Are you looking for an extremely high-quality refractor telescope to serve a variety of purposes? Then look no more... Takahashi has your answer with the FS-60CB Flourite Refractor and Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount package.
Offered up in in compact package refractor telescope par excellence - created for the optical connoisseur. It begins with a combination of calcium fluorite crystal lens which is created in a laboratory environment, then hard coated for maximum light transmission. From there it's combined with fluorite crystal and low dispersion glass to offer up the optical quality that surpasses any other extra-low dispersion glass refractor on the market. Thanks to Takahashi's controlled environment in crystal creation, absolutely precision can be achieved that cannot be rivaled by nature... And this precision shows in Takahashi's true apochromatic optical systems - and their virtually perfect color correction! There are no extras to buy, because the mount, latitude adjuster, 5X25 finderscope, bracket, diagonal, tripod and 18mm eyepiece are included!
Hard coated in a vacuum chamber for maximum light transmission and internally knife edge baffles means there's no stray light bouncing around either. Two-element, air spaced design means one less light robbing lens than a triplet system and there's no oil between lens to cloud with age. The color correction you see tonight through your Takahashi FS-60CB Flourite Refractor is the same color correction you can expect to see through your Takahashi FS-60CB Flourite Refractor for many, many years to come. It's an investment in the optical quality...
Weighing in at less than three pounds, you'll find the Takahashi FS-60CB Flourite Refractor is perfect for all your needs. The rack and pinion focuser has large, easy to use knobs and the optical tube has a mounting area for an optional finderscope. The Takahashi FS-60CB Flourite Refractor comes complete with a non-marring compression ring fitting 1.25" focuser and at only 17" long with the dew shield in place offers up the ultimate in portability. For astrophotographers, the f/5.9 focal ratio, 355mm focal length, and 5.0/7.0 photo field make for one sweet scope, while visual observers will appreciate the FS-60CB's magnitude 10.7 light grasp and 1.95 arc seconds of resolution!
The FS-60CB is supplied with the revolutionary "palm-sized" equatorial mount. This ingeniously designed equatorial mount is exceptionally lightweight and portable: It weighs only 7-3/4 lbs (3-1/2kg) and, with the 5-1/2" long counterweight shaft removed, will fit in a 7" X 8" X 3-3/4" space! Takahashi suggests a 5-pound load capacity and it has a sidereal rate motor drive, drive corrector, and hand controller. The Teegul III was created for the amateur astronomer who wishes to travel lightly and still take a telescope with them.
Don't settle for second best...
Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount Specifications
- Type German Equatorial Mount
- RA Slow-Motion Manual and motor driven
- DEC Slow-Motion Manual
- Azimuth adjustments -
- Elevation adjustments -
- Polar finder Optional
- RA Setting circle accuracy No setting circle
- DEC. Setting circle accuracy No setting circle Encoders -
- Weight (without counterweight) 2 kg
- Counterweight Optional
- Maximal loading capacity 3 kg (without counterweight)
- Optimal loading capacity 2 kg (without counterweight)
- Operating voltage 6V DC
- Power consumption 170mA