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21st October 2016


Both the FS-60CB and FS-60Q Fluorite, Quad Modular refractors have no rivals when it comes to sharpness, colour correction, and contrast! The FS-60CB and FS-60Q produce razor-sharp images, which are very bright, despite their small aperture. There really isn't anything like them on today's astronomy market! Furthermore, these little refractors are also great wide-field astrographs. Your first view through one of these telescopes will show you amazingly high-contrast images of stars over thefull field of view, where stars are seen as very fine points of light.

Takahashi designed the FS-60CB to be an ultra portable high quality small apochromat. The design 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 the perfect eclipse telescope and with its triplet reducer [f/4.2 - 255mm] is a great little astro camera or spotting scope.

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 is 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 marvellous 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 terrestrial use because it is bright and colors are true.

The Takahashi FS-60C apochromatic refractor is the itinerant telescope par excellence. It features exceptional optical and mechanical 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.

Exceptional mechanics
Excellent Takahashi mechanics propels the FS-60C at the top of the refractors of this category. Its tightened 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.

Its great versatility will charm all the observers. It can easily be used for the visual observation, as well as astronomical or terrestrial.
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Veil Nebula, taken with FS-60CB
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FS-60C/CB Technical Specifications
Optical System Fluorite Double
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Aperture 60mm
Focal Length 355mm
Focal Ratio f/5.9
Resolving Power 1.9"
Limiting Magnitude 10.7
Light Gathering Power 73x
Light Gathering Power 229X
Diameter of Main Tube 80mm w/Dew Shield
Total Length of Main Tube 440mm
Weight of Main Tube 1.3kg
Finder Scope 6x30
Back Focus Length 162mm
with Flattener
Effective Focal Length 374mm
Effective Focal Ratio f/6.2
Back Focus Length 56mm
with Focal Reducer
Effective Focal Length 264mm
Effective Focal Ratio f/4.4
Back Focus Length 56mm
with C2X Extender
Effective Focal Length 719mm
Effective Focal Ratio f/11.8
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