- The Astrodon Tak Rotator Package allows you to use the TAKometer on the new-style Takahashi FSQ106ED.
- The package consists of three pieces...a Takahashi camera angle adjuster (CAA) sandwiched between two adapters.
- The camera angle adjuster on the Astrodon Tak Rotator Package is the camera rotator that is found on the back of the FSQ-106N.
The Takahashi FSQ106-ED does not come with the traditional CAA camera rotator found on the back of the original FSQ106, TOA150, etc. This camera rotator package from Astrodon will allow the TAKometer to work on your FSQ-ED.
The camera rotator package consists of three parts. The first part is a 92-to-98mm adaptor with a 10mm flat having an outer diameter of 106mm. The second part is the Takahashi camera angle adjustor (CAA). It is the camera rotator found on the back of the FSQ106. The third part is a thin (11mm) adaptor that fits on the camera side of the CAA having female AP 2.7"-24 threads.
The entire FSQ106ED camera rotator assembly takes up 65mm of the 178mm of backfocus. It therefore allows you to add the ultra-thin Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider (35 mm of backfocus) and a camera, such as an SBIG STL11000XM (38 mm) and a 3/4" spacer (~20mm), and still have room to focus. The 3/4 spacer brings the focus up into the guide camera by increasing the distance between the MonsterMOAG and camera.