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Takahashi FSQ-106ED Refractor on EM-200 Temma II Mount
Takahashi FSQ-106ED Refractor on EM-200 Temma II Mount

Takahashi FSQ-106ED Refractor on EM-200 Temma II Mount

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Takahashi FSQ-106ED Refractor on EM-200 Temma II Mount

  • Modified Four Element Double ED Petzval design eliminates astigmatism, coma, secondary spectrum, spherical aberration and field curvature.

  • The Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope provides 178mm of backfocus to accommodate demanding applications.

  • Prime focus 88mm image circle covers 9.5° of sky and accepts new F3.6 focal reducer!

  • The Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope includes built-in camera angle adjuster capable of lifting up to 11 pounds with included 4" rack and pinion focuser with over-sized knobs and 10:1 micro-focuser.

  • Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount handles a payload of up to 40 lbs. and includes built-in polar finder with adjustable illuminator.

  • High precision construction results in periodic error less than +/- 5 arc seconds, and includes SE-L wooden tripod with Shimano Clamps.

  • The Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope is airline portable at only 16.7" long!

  • Five Year Manufacturer Warranty

Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope on Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount

Introducing the new Takahashi FSQ-106! The last rendition, the FSQ106N, has long been regarded as one of the finest refractors available for film and CCD imaging. Wide field, large image circle, excellent color correction and a flat field were just some of the notable points of the previous FSQ106N.

Now, enter the Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope...

The new Takahashi FSQ106ED telescope has made some significant improvements over its predecessor. Let's start with a significantly longer backfocus at 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems. Many CCD imagers have additional equipment in the light path such as filter wheels, adaptive optics, temperature control focusers and other accessories which take up precious focus travel. Thanks to a new design, the FSQ106ED provides the additional backfocus to accommodate most CCD equipment and even allows the use of binoviewers!

The Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope comes equipped with a newly designed heavy-duty 4" focuser with a built in camera angle adjuster. Designed for all applications in mind, the focuser will lift up to 5kg, or 11lbs, and keep it there without slipping. Do you need to make precision adjustments in focus? No problem. Takahashi has thought of that, too... And that's why they've included a micro-edge fine focuser with a 10 to 1 ratio. Combine that with both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapters and you're ready for any application.

But, improvements haven't stopped there. Takahashi has redesigned the optical system in the Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope to a modified four element double ED Petzval system . By adding a second double inside the tube, the optical wavefront can be optimized to remove any astigmatism - this in turn acts as a field flattener. The Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope optical system is incredible for imaging - providing wide, flat fields, high contrast and no lateral color, yet it is also capable of outstanding visual work. Use the optional F3.6 (wow!) focal reducer for imaging applications and the optional Extender-Q for visual use at F8. What's more, at prime focus you get 88mm of image circle which takes in a full 9.5° of sky. Now, that's an image....

Do you need more? Then think on this... Another improvement on the new Takahashi FSQ106ED is the enhanced portability from the new, retractable, self-storing dew shield design. The Takahashi FSQ106ED is now airline portable at only 16.7" long when the dew shield is collapsed and stays in a tidy package by measuring in at a total length of only 20.5" when fully extended. Inside the all aluminum tube, you'll find knife-edge baffles block off axis light and provide maximum contrast. Outside you'll find the perfect fit and finish with its rich ivory color and ebony trim. The focuser and the aluminum castings will continue to be made one at a time for consistent, optimal quality. That's a Takahashi quality guarantee.

Takahashi - FSQ106ED F5 Astrograph Telescope Features...

  • Image Circle with Optional Reducer: 1.7" (44mm) - light intensity 60%
  • Image CIrcle with Optional Extender: 1.7" (44mm) - light intensity 60%
  • Focal Length with Optional Reducer: 15.2'" (385mm)
  • Focal Length with Optional Extender: 33.5" (850mm)
  • F Ratio with Optional Extender: 8
  • F Ratio with Optional Reducer: 3.6
  • Light Gathering Power: 229X, Limiting Mag is 11.9, Resolution: 1.09" (28mm)
  • Effective Aperture: 4.2" (106mm) - Focal Length: 21" (530mm)
  • Package includes Tube Holder, 7X50 Finderscope, 7X50 Finder Bracket, 18mm Takahashi LE Eyepiece and 1.25" Diagonal

About the Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount...

The Takahashi EM-200 Temma II is an accurate, precision-built GoTo German equatorial mount that provides a stable platform for payloads of up to 40 pounds. The modern aesthetic design of the EM-200 is highly attractive as well as beautifully functional. The RA and DEC stepper motors are fully integrated into the mounting,and the high precision design and construction provides cyclic errors lower than +/- 5 arc seconds.

The integrated polar alignment telescope has an illuminated reticule which can be dimmed to suit the user or observing conditions. In conjunction with the precision altitude and azimuth adjusters, this will typically give polar alignment accuracy within 2 minutes of arc of the celestial pole. Included in this package are an RS232C cable, ST-4 or ST-7 cable, shaft encoders, hand controller, power cord for both 12V and 24V operation.

The new style EM-200 mounts include the ability for operation on 12v or 24v and feature high speed slewing at 700x [sidereal rate] at 12v (12v DC only for high speed operation) and 700x at 24v. 12V operation takes place with the use of the hand controller only. The mount will then function just like the EM-200 USD model (no GoTo functions). However, with the use of the hand controller and your PC, you can operate with 12V or 24V (two 12V batteries connected in series). 12V will give you a slewing speed of up to 700X sidereal, and 24V will produce slew speeds of up to 700X. Your PC is required to actuate the GoTo functions on this mount. A dual-axis hand controller and power cable for 12V/220V battery connection is included.

Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount Specifications

  • Type German Equatorial Mount
  • R.A. Slow-Motion Motor driven
  • DEC. Slow-Motion Motor driven
  • Azimuth Adjustment ± 15°
  • Elevation 10 to 48°
  • Polar Finder / Accuracy - Built-in / 2' - 4.45 degrees
  • R.A. Setting Circles Accuracy 10 arcminutes
  • DEC. Setting Circles Accuracy 2°
  • Encoders Included
  • Weight (without counterweights) 15 kg
  • Counterweights 2 x 5kg
  • Maximal Loading Capacity 18 kg (without counterweights)
  • Optimal Loading Capacity 15 kg (without counterweights)
  • Operating Voltage 12V / 24V DC - 12v DC only for high speed operation
  • Power Consumption NC
  • Tube Mounting 2 x M8 screws (35mm)
  • Mounting Capacities Tube rings, plates and dovetail mounting plates,
  • R.A. axis diameter. (material) 40 mm (bronze)
  • R.A. worm gear shaft diameter (material) 18 mm (iron)
  • R.A. gear diameter (material) 92 mm/180 teeth (bronze)
  • DEC. axis diameter (material) 40 mm (iron)
  • DEC. worm gear shaft diameter (material) 18 mm (brass)
  • DEC. gear diameter (material) 92 mm/180 teeth
  • Stepper Motors Accuracy 50 PPS
  • Slow motion speeds 0,1x to 1,9x sidereal rate
  • High speed mode 700x sidereal rate
  • Worm gear shaft cycle 8 minutes
  • Tracking accuracy ± 5"
  • Autoguiding SBIG ST-4/7 compatible

Add to this package the long fixed height, Takahashi SE-L wood tripod. Crafted from fine Luan Mahogany, this quality tripod includes tripod adapter. Leg length measures 50.39" (1280mm) and set up height measures 44.88" (1140mm). Height to the base of the declination assembly is 56.29" (1430mm) and includes genuine Shimano clamps for added security. What a beautiful way to round off one beautiful scope!

The photo shows the FSQ-106N on the EM-200 USD III Mount


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