Takahashi FS-60Q Fluorite Refractor w/ CQ Module

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  • Takahashi FS-60Q Fluorite Refractor w/ CQ Module

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    Takahashi FS-60Q Fluorite Refractor w/ CQ Module

    Takahashi FS-60Q Fluorite Quad Telescope

    The Takahashi 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 removable, and is compatible with any FS-60C ever made to covert 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 optional 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 Tak 1.7x CQ module can be easily removed which will convert the FS-60Q to an FS-60CB f/5.9. Now the dedicated reducer [.72x] f/4.2 and dedicated flattener can be used to image at f/6.1 for flat field or wide field imaging. Now, the F/5.9 FC-60CB can be used for wide field observing. Further, the Takahashi1.7x CQ module is sold separately for the owners of FS-60C, CSV’?????????s and CB’?????????s which converts them into the FS-60Q with all of the benefits the module 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 or used at f/10 with a 44mm flat field 95% illuminated to narrow field imaging; or extended with the Extender-Q to 960mm for lunar, nature or eclipse imaging at f/16 with a 40mm image circle.

    Takahashi FS-60Q 1.7X CQ Features.

    • Type: Fluorite 2 +
    • Effective aperture: 60mm
    • Focal length: 600mm
    • Focal ratio: f/10
    • Tube diameter: 80mm
    • Tube length" 407mm [16.02’?????????] - [FS-60Q] 280mm [11.02’?????????] - [FS-60CB]

    Each Takahashi FS-60Q is supplied with a set of covers for the QE module which will allow the scope to be made into tow assemblies, the FS-60CB and the QE module for easy airline transport. This is perfect for eclipse chasing. A system chart is also extremely valuable when deciding what accessories to use.

    Takahashi Product Number: TFK6004Q

    The finder and bracket shown in the image of the FS-60Q are sold separately.


    Additional Information

    Aperture61 mm (2.4")
    Dew Shield IncludedYes
    Diagonal Included Sold Separately
    Exterior ColorGloss White
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedNo
    Highest Useful Magnification180x
    Image Circle44mm
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude11.3
    Mount Type OTA Only
    Optical CoatingsCoated
    Optical Design Apochromatic
    OTA Length15.8"
    OTA Outer Diameter80mm
    OTA Weight2.9 lbs.
    Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
    Telescope SeriesTakahashi FS
    Tripod Type Included Sold Separately
    Warranty5 Year Warranty

    Questions & Answers

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    • Would this scope be a suitable guide scope for a Televue np101is? I have several Skyris cameras that would function as guide cameras.

      Absolutely! The FS60Q with the CQ module installed has a focal length of 600mm - more than enough to guide a scope at 540mm (TV NP101). YOu could actually remove the CQ module for guiding and still do a great job and then add the module back in for visu

    • I am primarily looking to use this as a wide field imaging scope. Notice it comes with a dedicated extender, however not sure if the flattener and reducer are included as part of this package. Can you please let me know? Thanks!

      The reducer for this scope (TFL0060) is sold separately. It retails for 430 dollars and be order through this web page: https://www.optcorp.com/tk-tfl0060-f-6-1-flattener-for-fs-60c.html

    • would this scope be good for a general planetary and lunar scope? also does it take a special diagonal or would a regular 2 inch or 1.25 inch diagonal work?

      This scope will be phenomenally sharp and will be limited only by its aperture. The scope can take a standard 1.25" diagonal and eyepiece. There is no eays way to use a 2" diagonal, but you can remove the 1.7x Quad corrector to get a wider field when yo

    • would this scope be good for a general planetary and lunar scope? also does it take a special diagonal or would a regular 2 inch or 1.25 inch diagonal work?

      Yes, you can use a 2 "diagonal and 1.25" eyepieces, you need to focuser Starlight Instruments FTF2015BCR- LW and A20-302 adaptor and tele vue 2 "to 1.25" adaptor.

    • You can sell this tool without module 1.7x CQ and without focuser?

      Unfortunately, no, we are not able to sell this scope in that configuration.

    • Hello, Does this come with some type of power cord? Thanks. Mike

      Unfortunately, the Digifire-7 has been discontinued. The replacement is the DigiFire-8 (KE-2001-8).

    • Which is the dedicated f/6.2 Flattener ? Is it the same as the f/6.1 Flattener for the FS-60C ?

      Yes, that is correct. The description will be updated to list f/6.1.

    • What Takahashi accessories are needed to connect an EOS Full-frame DSLR ?

      The only part you 100% require is the TMW0012 FS-60C Wide T ring for Canon EOS - https://www.optcorp.com/tk-tmw0012-wide-mount-ring-to-fs-60c-for-canon-eos.html. The TFP-7100 CAA is useful but likely not required at f/10 - https://www.optcorp.com/takahas

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