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Astrograph Telescopes

For serious astrophotographers, an optical tube that has quality optics and suitable specifications is key to producing successful images. Astrographs come in many different specifications and designs, so each model can be oriented or preferred for a different type of imaging (eg. solar, terrestrial, deep sky etc). Some common designs include the Ritchey-Chrétien, Riccardi Honders, and Catadioptric optical tubes. Choosing an astrograph depends on how the astro-imager wants to observe, what focal length and focal ratio it has, aperture, optical coatings, and how suitable it is for the camera they intend to use.

A key specification very important to consider when choosing an astrograph is focal ratio in relation to aperture. This is an important to remember because focal ratio determines what the magnification and field of view the observor will get. Therefore, if the observor intends to mainly view deep sky objects with lower surface brightnesses, a shorter focal length will reduce magnification and increase field of view since most deep sky objects tend to appear very large but not bright. Astrograph telescopes with slower focal ratios such as an f/12 will provide higher magnification and smaller field of views; better for planetary observing.

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  1. FSQ-85ED Astrograph OTA

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs. Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, the Takahashi Baby “Q” is the go anywhere, portable astrograph.

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    Model#: FQK0085
    $3,395.00

  2. Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs.

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    Model#: TSS0851
    $9,225.00

  3. Takahashi FSQ-106ED "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDXIII "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Now introducing the NEW Takahashi FSQ106! The FSQ106ED telescope features longer backfocus of 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems

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    Model#: FSQ106EDXIII
    $5,150.00

  4. Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDX III Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    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

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    Model#: FQK1061NUEX
    $5,150.00

  5. Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK0180
    $5,385.00

  6. Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED Carbon Fiber  f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA - Limited Production

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED Carbon Fiber f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA - Limited Production

    This first addition to the new Epsilon Series introduces the newly designed ED corrector and fast speed of f/2.8. This fast field photo/visual astrograph is perfect for digital 35mm cameras and CCD cameras.

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    Model#: TEK0182
    $5,400.00

  7. Takahashi Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-400 Mount

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-400 Mount

    addition to the new Epsilon Series introduces the newly designed ED corrector and fast speed of f/2.8. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1802
    $19,999.95

  8. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    optics provide high quality images for BOTH visual observation AND large field imaging needs. The wide, perfectly flat field ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1800
    $16,299.95

  9. Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi - Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi introduced their Epsilon Series flat-field hyperbolic astrographs in the middle 1980’s. The Epsilon-130 was the smallest aperture and most portable of the series. Now Takahashi is re-introducing the new ε-130D digital version of this astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK1310
    $2,995.00

  10. Takahashi CCA-250 Tri-Focal Astrograph

    Takahashi - CCA-250 Tri-Focal Astrograph

    Designed to replace the Takahashi Baker-Ritchey Chretien BRC-250, the new Takahashi CCA-250P Tri-Focal Astrograph takes its place among the stars as the latest visual and astrophotogic instrument

    "Check out imaging and collimation results and pictures below by New Mexico Skies Staff!"

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    Model#: CCA-250
    $16,795.00

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