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
SKU TK-TFK6004Q Manufacturer Takahashi Telescope Series Takahashi FS Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Warranty 5 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 2.4" Secondary Aperture N/A Telescope Focal Length 600mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/10 Back Distance Not supplied by manufacturer Image Circle 44mm Image Across Field Not supplied by manufacturer Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.3 Highest Useful Magnification 180x Optical Tube Outer Diameter 80mm Length of Optical Tube 15.8" Optical Tube Weight 2.9 lbs. Tube Color or Finish Gloss White Finder Included None Eyepiece(s) Included None Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately Dew Shield Included? Yes Dew Shield Outside Diameter Not supplied by manufacturer OTA Mount Type N/A Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power Objects in Database N/A Alignment Procedure N/A Counterweights Included N/A Mount Weight N/A Total Telescope Weight 2.9 lbs. Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
- Included Items
- Takahashi FS-60Q \r\nwith 1.7X Extender
- Covers for OTA and extender
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI 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!Question by: Dhaval Brahmbhatt on Jul 30, 2016 11:37:00 AMThe 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.htmlAnswer by: Jonathan Cheek (Admin) on Aug 1, 2016 10:12:00 AMwould 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?Question by: Dennis Berg on Nov 29, 2016 8:38:00 PMThis 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 you need to exceed the FOV of a 32-40mm Plossl.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Dec 2, 2016 11:41:00 AMQuestion by: Mark on Mar 27, 2017 2:40:00 PMThe 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/takahashi-camera-angle-adjuster-for-fs-78-sky-90ii-fc-60c-or-60e.html.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 3, 2017 1:31:00 PMWould this scope be a suitable guide scope for a Televue np101is? I have several Skyris cameras that would function as guide cameras.Question by: Rodd on Mar 18, 2016 9:19:00 AMAbsolutely! 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 visual or imaging.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Mar 18, 2016 12:12:00 PM
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