Takahashi TSA-120 Feathertouch Focuser Kit

Takahashi America has announced that its TSA-120 refractor is now available with a Starlight Feathertouch Focuser Kit. The TSA series is a member of Takahashi’s line of triplet refractors. In the TSA design, an ED glass lens is placed between two lenses, with air spacing in between. The resulting system achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for both visual observation and imaging.

Takahashi TSA-120 Feathertouch Focuser KitThe TSA-120 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is a 120 mm apochromatic f/7.5 refractor with a focal length of 900 mm. The TSA is compatible with several flatteners, reducers and extenders, including the TOA-35 Reducer, which converts the telescope to a f/5.3 imaging platform with a 44 mm image circle.

The Feathertouch Focuser Kit for the Takahashi TSA-120 features the Feather Touch 3.0″ Diameter – Dual Speed Telescope Focuser. It offers 3.5″ draw tube travel, and brake, plus a TSA-120 tube adapter, and the M72 end cap compatible with Takahashi accessories.

Specifications for the Takahashi TSA-120 Feathertouch Focuser Kit include:

– Draw Tube Travel: 3.5″/88.90MM

– Lifting Capacity: 13-15 pounds

– Draw Tube Thread: M75X1 Female Thread

– Thread on Entry (OTA | FRONT) Side of Draw Tube M109X1 Male Thread

– Draw Tube Drive Mechanism: Rack/Pinion

– Reduction Ratio: 10:1

– Finderscope hole thread dimension 8-32

– Weight of focuser: 3.63 pounds of which includes the standard adapter and 2″ compression ring end cap

– Racked In from Mounting Face: 3.672″/93.27MM

– Racked Out from Mounting Face: 7.368″/187.15MM

The Feathertouch Focuser Kit helps take the performance of the TSA-120 Triplet APO Refractor to the next level as it delivers superior quality optics and Takahashi performance, all in a portable package. This air-spaced triplet design achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for lunar, planetary and deep sky observing and imaging, delivering very high contrast images with pinpoint stars.

Takahashi TSA-120 Feathertouch Focuser KitInside the precision-crafted lens cell, you’ll find three elements, an FPL-53 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens placed between two air-spaced premium quality crown lenses. This telescope’s ED triplet optics yield excellent high-contrast images, free of chromatic aberration’s violet glow, which often accompany bright stars and planets.

The TSA-120’s short tube makes transport easy. The TSA-120’s versatile accessories all fulfill the requirements of rigidity and flexibility needed for imaging devices.

You can learn more about the Takahashi TSA-120 Feathertouch Focuser Kit here.

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