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Takahashi TSA-120 (OTA) tube complete, with accessories

Takahashi TSA-120 (OTA) tube complete, with accessories
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Product Code:  TTK12000
Manufacturer:  Takahashi


Intermediate instrument between the TSA-102, of which it takes again the main features, and the TOA-130, TSA-120 refractor replaces the famous FS-128. The TSA-120 is characterized by its simplicity, its versatility and his exceptional quality/price ratio.

TSA-120 features the specifications of the TSA-102S : an apochromatic objective with triplet ED, a retractable dew-shield, great mechanics and versatility of use, both visual and photographic. Moreover, TSA-120 is extremely light, it weights only 6.7 kg. Even when TSA-120 is fully equipped for CCD imaging, EM-200 will easily holds it. No extra heavy mounts will be required.

This refractor can be equipped with the same optical accessories as the TSA-102, including the focal reducer TOA-RD #18, the field corrector TOA-FL35 and ED 1.5x and TOA 1.6x extenders. The specific system-charts will help you to specify the necessary configurations.

The TSA-120 is equipped with an apochromatic objective with triplet ED lenses of 120mm of diameter (F=900mm, F/7.7), set in a simple barrel. This barrel ensures a good stability of the opto-mechanics chain against the usual constraints of transport and against the important variations of temperature of use. The TSA-120 is proposed with a retractable dew shield.

The short tube of the TSA-120 facilitates its transport. It allows also the use of many kind of accessory assemblies, especially for those using important length (230mm of backfocus, see the Specifications section). The assemblies of screwed accessories, recommanded by Takahashi, are still possible (see System-charts section). However, the standard 50.8mm adapter universalizes the TSA-120 without option, even if the use of the optional camera angle adjuster (CAA) is highly recommended.

The reading of the system-charts gives a good idea of the sphere of activities of the TSA-120. The addition of the optional field corrector allows imaging at prime focus with the F/7.5 default focal ratio. The TOA-RD reducer (F/5.6) gives to it more ease in wide field astrophotography. All the assemblies fulfill the requirements of rigidity and flexibility needed by the new imaging devices, such as the SLR/DSLR or CCD cameras.

Optical design and chromatic correction
Takahashi has developed an air-spaced ED triplet objective (3 lenses in 3 groups). This triplet consists of a lens of ED glass (S-FPL53) laid out between 2 crown lenses air-spaced by a mean chock. Alike the TOA objective, optics have been designed and calculated according to the high requirements of the current numerical imaging.

Spots diagrams of TSA-120
The spot-diagrams give a good idea of the results obtained on the image circle, whether it is at prime focus or behind optical accessories. The 35-FL field corrector shows all its effectiveness in wide field imaging with DSLR cameras, for example.

Optical designTriplet Super Apo
Optical mountingAir spaced
Glass typesED et Crown
Optical coatingsMulticouche BBAR (BroadBand anti-reflection)
Focal length900mm
Focal ratioF/7.5
Visual limiting magnitude12.1
Light grasp293x
Image circleNA
Photo fieldNA
With TOA35-FL field flattener
Focal length882mm
Focal ratioF/7.3
Image circle40mm (60% non-vignetted)
Photo field2.6랍 @ 40mm image circle
Spot sizes7뜻m RMS @ center of field
7뜻m RMS @ 10mm off-axis
7뜻m RMS @ 20mm off-axis
With TOA35-RD reducer
Focal length672mm
Focal ratioF/5.6
Image circle40mm (60% non-vignetted)
Photo field3.4랍 @ 40mm image circle
Spots size4뜻m RMS @ center of field
6뜻m RMS @ 10mm off-axis
13뜻m RMS @ 20mm off-axis



Tube length (mini/maxi)990mm
Tube diameter/dew-shield diameter125mm/160mm
Tube weight6.7 kg


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