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

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

SKU: TSS0851
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Product Description

  The TAKAHASHI  FSQ-85ED,  "Baby Q"  Astrograph Set  with  TAKAHASHI  EM-11 Temma 2 Mount,   With the FSQ-85ED, TAKAHASHI has created a telescope that has been designed for the express purpose of digital astro-imaging.   It features the finest optical elements available today and produces amazing flat field and color-free images. Compared to other dedicated astrophotography telescopes, the FSQ-85ED, or “Baby Q", is spectacular. It has a modified Petzval 4-element double ED flat-field design optical system like its larger cousin, the FSQ-106ED but in a smaller, more portable package. Baby Q’s image circle of 60° will allow medium format CCD or DSLR cameras to produce high quality images of deep sky objects. A new heavy-duty, 72mm focuser with fine focus built-in can stay steady even when using larger CCD cameras. Its smooth motion and oversized knobs will make it easy to achieve a sharp focus every time, even at very high powers. A built-in camera rotator [camera angle adjuster] allows the camera to be rotated 360 degrees without loss of critical focus.

 The "Baby Q" represents the best of the best. This superb Takahashi does everything well, with correction for field curvature, spherical aberration, coma and more.  The  FSQ 85 EDX is a first class Astrograph but serves equally well as a premium visual scope.  It has backfocus of more then 200 mm, readily accepting multiple diagonals, binoviewers, or other visual devices.  Color correction from the near UV to the near IR insures tight stellar images across the entire color range.
  The "Baby Q" lives up to its name with its pint-sized package. At less than 9 pounds, and only 12.68 inches long when fully collapsed, a small mount like the included EM-11 Temma 2 will support it with capacity (25lbs) to spare. This telescope will be right at home in an overhead bin, or even under a seat on an airplane making the FSQ-85ED the perfect "go anywhere" imaging/visual astrograph.  


Takahashi FSQ-85ED Astrograph Highlights:

  • Premium double ED super quadruplet
  • Flat field w/ 60mm image circle
  • Image circle will accept medium format CCD cameras or Digital SLR's
  • 85mm aperature
  • 450mm focal length
  • f/5.3 focal ratio (prime focus)
  • 200mm usable back focus
  • Large heavy duty 72mm focuser carries medium format CCD camera
  • Highly portable for worldwide or remote site uses; the light weight will allow smaller, more portable mounts to be used with good effect
  • High order of color correction produces outstanding images and extremely fine views
  • Built-in camera rotator [camera angle adjuster] allows the camera to be rotated 360° without loss of critical focus and fine focuser for precise focus
  • Designed from the beginning for digital imaging
  • Uses a newly designed Extender-ED 1.5x  to increase focal length for high power viewing  (328 mm focal length, 44 mm image circle, f/8 focal ratio)    

EM-11 Temma II Mount: 

  • Drive System: Dual axis, quartz control, driving frequency:100pps N/S, Star/Sun switching by hand controller
  • Usable Area: All over the world, but with limit to latitude
  • High Speed Drive: 150X at DC12V
  • Correcting Speed (manual operation): RA: 0.1 - 1.9x to the sidereal rate by 0.1x increments Dec: -+ 1.5 -  14.65 arc sec/sec by 1.5 arc sec/sec increments
  • Mode indicator:  High Speed operation - red light,  Normal operation - green light
  • Power Source: DC12V
  • Power Consumption:  DC12V: 0.3/1.3A(1.7A) sidereal/high speed(start)
  • Go-To Operation: By a PC or Takahashi Advanced Hand Controller
  • Accessory: RS232C cable or RJ-14 , ST-4, ST-7, Star Shoot cables
  • Operational Temperature: -5 - +30C





Name Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)
Manufacturer Takahashi
Model TSS0851
Custom Stock Status Ships in 3-5 Days
Alignment Procedures EQ North Align, EQ South Align
Aperture 85mm
Backfocus Distance 197.5mm
Computer Hand Control Yes
Counterweights (1) 7.7 lb
Diameter 95mm
Eyepieces 18mm LE
Finderscope 6 x 30 Optical Finder
Focal Length 450mm
Focal Ratio f/5.3
Focuser 2.7" Rack & Pinion
Highest Useful Magnification 178x
Image circle 44mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.6
Mount Equatorial - Motorized w/GoTo Option
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic
Optical Tube Weight 8.58 lbs.
Star Diagonal Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal


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