Takahashi FS-60C Apochromatic Refractor

The Takahashi  FS-60C is the latest addition to its FS Series fluorite apochromatic refractors. As with all other FS refractors the FS-60C has its hard multi-coated fluorite objective up front with a low dispersion hard multicoated rear element

This compact short focus [f/5.9 - 355mm] apo refractor is a great scope for wide-field astrophotography use. The optical back is threaded to take SCT components. That means that the f/6.3 focal reducer and SCT filters that I have invested in for my Meade LX200GPS scope can be reused for this scope.

In addition, the scope will use the same camera equipment, such as the Canon EOS 20Da DSLR and the Meade DSI Imager.

SPECIFICATIONS for the FS-60C (Tube assembly only)

Optical System 60mm Flourite doublet
Coating Fully Multi-Coated
Aperture 60mm
Focal Length 355mm/264mm w/reducer
Focal Ratio F/5.9 - F/4.4 w/reducer
Light Grasp 73x
Resolution 1.95"
Limiting Magnitude 10.7
Image Circle 44mm w/reducer
Photo Field 5.0/7.0
Reducer Triplet [f/4.4]
Tube Diameter 80mm
Tube Length 400mm [15.8in]
Weight 1.3kg (2.9lbs)
Finder Scope 5x25 9

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