When combined with the focal reducer, the FS-60C becomes a great 35mm format imaging tool. The image circle of this over-achiever is larger than a 35mm film frame, insuring proper illumination of the entire field.
The FS-60C is also versatile in the other direction: a doubler is available that turns it into a 710mm f/11.8 scope that ia excellent for high-power viewing up to about 200x, depending on the seeing conditions. This makes it suitable for planetary observing in average conditions; you'll want a bigger aperture for planetary observing on nights of excellent seeing.
If you are not already familiar with the Takahashi 6x30 finder, you will find it to be a rather marvelous little finder. Despite the small aperture, this finder features typical Takahashi quality of design and manufacturing, and is a surprisingly capable performer. It offers a wide-field view and absolutely clear and sharp stars. It's also an excellent finder for terretrial use because it is bright and colors are true.
1- F/8 extension tube and 1- F/6 extension tube now included.
The Takahashi FS-60C apochromatic refractor is the itinerant telescope par excellence. It features exceptional optical and mechanichal qualities (objective with Fluorite doublet) and an incredible compact design.
Apochromatic objective with Fluorite doublet
Its first quality comes from its apochromatic objective with Fluorite doublet of 60mm of aperture, as good as refractors with higher diameter. The FS-60 will astonish more than one purist. When one knows what one can obtain from an excellent short focal length optic (F=355mm, F/D 5,9) in imaging, we immediately understand all the advantage of this small compact and transportable telescope.
Excellent Takahashi mechanics propels the FS-60C at the top of the refractors of this category. Its tighted rack-and-pinion focuser is designed for astrophotography and CCD imaging. A thumb screw maintains the focuser in position.
Versatility and performances
Light and compact, the FS-60C can be easily change into planetary telescope or wide field CCD imager or auxiliary instrument for guiding, and this, thanks to a vast range of accessories.
Optical design Fluorite Doublet
Optical mounting Air spaced (Fluorite in front)
Optical coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Focal length 355mm
Focal ratio F/5.9
Limiting magnitude 10.7
Light grasp 73x
Image circle NA
Photo field NA
Its great versatility will charm all the observers. It can easily be used for the visual observation, as well as astronomical or terrestrial.
NOTE: ILLUSTRATED WITH OPTIONAL 6X30 FINDER AND FINDER BRACKET
Optical Tube Assembly only (mount, tripod, tube holder and finder sold separately).