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Takahashi - TOA-130F 5.1" f/7.7 Ortho APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 EM USDIII) - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Takahashi


Please see TSS1036 for replacement scope and mount

The TOA-130 is the first of Takahashi's newest optical design: The Ortho-Apochromat. This 21st century innovation employs a newly designed triplet using special elements to produce the highest order of color correction and is packaged in a short 32” tube with the lens shade retracted.

This model includes a deluxe 4” focuser with built �"in camera angle adjuster, a perfect match for medium format cameras!

This focuser, coupled with a dedicated flattener, will produce a fully illuminated 70mm circle with a usable 92mm diameter.

The high order of color correction of the Ortho-Apochromat Series produces images with saturated color and, thanks to the numerous knife-edged baffles, it also displays an image with amazing contrast.

The TOA-130 is perfect for visual, CCD and classic astrophotography. The f/7.7 focal ratio with a 1000mm focal length is long enough (using the optional LE-ED 2.8mm Takahashi ocular, for instance) for high magnification observations of the Moon and planets and yet will produce a 2.5�° field at 20x when used with the optional Takahashi flat field LE-50 2" ocular.

Ample back focus, over 200mm from the rear cell, has been designed into the system to permit the user to use a variety of CCD cameras, color filter wheels and electronic focusers or film cameras


Shipping charge is for 2nd Day Air which is required by Takahashi
Included Items: 

  • TOA-130F Triplet Ortho APO OTA with 4" Focuser and 360º Camera Angle Adjuster
  • Tube Holder
  • EM-200 EM-200 USD III
  • SE-L Tripod
  • 7X50 Finder
  • 7X50 Finder Bracket
  • 7.5mm LE Ocular
  • 18mm LE Ocular
  • Diagonal


The Mount:

The EM-200 EM-200 USDIII is an accurate, precision-built German equatorial mount that provides a stable platform for payloads of up to 40 pounds. It is an ideal mount for any type telescope, be it a refractor, reflector, or cassegrain.

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.

Improvements (EM-200 vs EM-200  USD III) include the ability for operation on 12v (manual operation via hand controller or remote operation with Temma upgrade and a PC) or 24v (remote operation via a PC with the addition of the Temma upgrade). These new mounts feature high speed slewing at 300x [sidereal rate] at 12v and 700x at 24v. A hand controller and power cable for 12V/220V battery connection is included.


Optical Design Ortho-Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Aperture 130mm (5.11")
Focal Ratio f/7.7
Focal Length 1000mm
Optical Tube Dimensions 179mm (with dew shield) X 812mm (with adapters removed)
Focuser Design 4" Rack & Pinion
Mount Type German Equatorial
Drive System Motorized Dual Axis
Weight - OTA 22 lbs. (10kg)
Weight - Mount 25.2kg. (56.2 lbs)
Counterweights 2 ea. 7.7 lbs. (3.5kg)
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated

Additional Information

Name Takahashi - TOA-130F 5.1" f/7.7 Ortho APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 EM USDIII) - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Takahashi
Model TSS1038
Discountinued Yes
Custom Stock Status Out of Stock