TSA-102 Apochromatic Refractor
(for details of the feathertouch focuser option, click here)
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A. View of the TSA-102 on EM-11 mount. The instrument is very lightweight at only 5Kg
(11 lbs), and with the dewshield closed and eyepiece adapters removed, incredibly compact
at only 25 ins length
B. View of the front element of the triplet
C. Another view of the TSA-102, this time on a EM-200 mount, without the finder attached
Note that both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapters are included as standard, including a 2"
click here for partial user guide, covering adapters, options and accessories (tsa102.pdf)
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D Under view showing the standard rack and pinion focuser
E Under view with MEF3 microfocuser attached
F Rear view showing micro-focuser
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G The MEF3 (and MEF4 - see price list for details) micro-focusers can be retro-fitted to any Takahashi refractor. The components include a stabilising bar plus all fixing screws. The 10:1 reduction in the gear not only means much finer control of focus, but perhaps equally important, the torque required to turn the knob is also reduced by ten times, so that at high power planets will remain steady in the field of view for easy precise focusing.
H Side view showing compact aesthetic arrangement of microfocuser.
I Rear close-up of MEF3. All components are non-ferrous and beautifully machined
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J The FQR1 quick-release finder unit can fit on to any of the Takahashi refractors, and can take brackets for the 5 x 25, 6 x 30 or 7 x 50 finders. The thumbscrew enables fast removal or attachment
of the bevel block.
K A view of the FQR1 on a Sky 90, with 6 x 30 finder attached
L View showing the bevel block after removal from the base. The pin at centre back is a stop to ensure the correct position of the bevel block when inserted in the base
M With the finder and finder bracket detached the main instrument has no items projecting awkwardly
which greatly simplifies storage and carriage. In fact the FQR1 block does not protrude further than the focus knobs
N Another view showing the compact size of the FQR1
Photo-Visual Focal Reducer Flattener
Click on above images for visual and photographic configurations. We can advise on all adapters required, for use eg with DSLR cameras, and any imaging devices. See also our sections on CCD cameras, filter wheels and filters.
A 28" long ABS case is available, which is ideal for storage and transport. Cases are supplied with no internal packing material. We recommend foam sheeting which is widely available at low cost. With the dewshield retracted and the 2"/1.2" adapters removed the case is a perfect match for the TSA-102. There is adequate space in the case for the eyepiece adapters, finder/finder bracket, cradle and accessories.
See last page of price list for dimensions and prices of ABS cases available.
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