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Takahashi FOA-60 F/8.8 Doublet Fluorite Ortho APO Refractor OTA Package

Takahashi FOA-60 F/8.8 Doublet Fluorite Ortho APO Refractor OTA Package
Price:  £1,675.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 1,675 Loyalty Points

Model:  TFA06000
Brand:  Takahashi



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This package contains the FOA-60 tube assembly, 6 x 30 finder, finder backet and tube holder.

The FOA-60 is a new compact apochromatic fluorite doublet refractor from Takahashi. The telescope features a 60 mm aperture and a 530 mm focal length. It is also available with a 1.7X extender, which increases the focal length to 901 mm. The version with the 1.7X extender is known as the FOA-60Q.

The FOA-60 features 2 lenses with Fluorite and one crown lens. The Fluorite lens is positioned on top and the 2nd crown lens is positioned at a rather long distance which causes perfeclty corrected spherical aberation on each frenquency of light.

Strehl ratio is 96.1% on visual with the standard FOA-60 and when using the 1.7x (Q), the strehl ratio becomes 99.8% on visual use.

Despite the long focal length, the total tube length is rather short because of the long range optical design.

The spacing of the doublet elements is such that the correction of the spherical abberations is similar to that found in the much larger TOA series. This innovative design results in a Strehl ratio in excess of 96% for the base unit and over 99% with the extender.

Compact design for relatively long focal length, making it ideal for transport
Outstanding visual and photographic performance, providing a 44 mm diameter image circle for full frame imaging
Available with a 1.7x extender and a 0.93x flattener


Optical Design: 2 Element Fluorite Ortho Apochromat
Diameter: 60mm
Focal Length: 530mm
Focal Ratio: F/8.8

With 0.93x Flattener:

Focal Length: 495mm
Focal Ratio: F/8.2
Image Circle Diameter: 44mm (5.1°)

With 1.7x Extender (FOA-60Q)

Focal Length: 900mm
Focal Ratio: F/15
Image Circle Diameter: 44mm (2.8°)
Optical Tube Diameter: 68mm
Optical Tube Full Length: 500mm

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