Takahashi America
1925A Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX  77098

Takahashi FSQ-130EDThe latest astrograph from Takahashi is now available in North America. The Takahashi FSQ-130ED ($12,795) is billed as a flat-field astrograph that can accommodate the largest detectors on the market today. This 130-mm f/5 refractor incorporates five objective elements, three of which are manufactured from extra-dispersion glass to produce pinpoint stars across a large, 110-mm image circle. The FSQ-130ED’s 5-inch focuser is designed to handle heavy cameras and accessories, and includes a camera-angle adjuster that lets you rotate your camera without losing focus. The telescope weighs 12.2 kg (26.9 lb.) and measures just 21.26 inches with the lens shade retracted.

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January 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

This looks like a real winner. These instruments in the field have proven themselves incredibly well. Images published here prove this. Astrographs have to be apochromatic & field flattened for photography applications. The FSQs will produce <9 um star images at 50mm from the center of field requiring very expensive CCD imagers. Have a fat wallet!

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