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Takahashi FSQ-85EDX OTA


Embark on a celestial journey with the Takahashi FSQ-85EDX, a masterpiece of engineering commonly known as the “Baby Q.” Renowned for its apochromatic ED quadruplet optics, this compact telescope delivers images of unmatched clarity and contrast, capturing the night sky with precision and depth. Designed for the astrophotographer who seeks the zenith of optical performance, it boasts a portable form factor, weighing in at just over 4 kg, making it an ideal companion for stargazers on the move. The FSQ-85EDX is not just an instrument but a portal to the universe, catering to the finesse of mature astronomers who appreciate quality, detail, and the profound beauty of the cosmos.

The “Baby Q” comes equipped with a suite of premium accessories to augment your viewing experience. The sharp 6×30 Finderscope and elegantly crafted light blue Finder Bracket are complemented by a sturdy Tube Holder 95S with Auxiliary Plate, ensuring seamless alignment and stability. It’s a harmonious blend of aesthetic and functionality, reflecting the legacy and craftsmanship of the Takahashi brand. Whether you’re capturing wide-field images or zooming in on distant galaxies, the FSQ-85EDX transforms your stargazing into an exquisite exploration of the stars.

Note: We are only authorized to sell to the GCC countries and cannot export to countries outside this region. We can ship to Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Furthermore, this product ships from the factory to us on your confirmation of your order.

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Takahashi FSQ-85EDX OTA

Discover the epitome of astrophotographic excellence and fine craftsmanship with the Takahashi FSQ-85EDX, a quintessential instrument known among enthusiasts as the “Baby Q.” This telescope is an advanced feat of optical engineering, offering a seamless blend of portability and impeccable image precision. Designed for the discerning astronomer who demands superior quality, the FSQ-85EDX provides unparalleled performance for both photography and visual observation.

Quintessential Optical Mastery

The FSQ-85EDX is a testament to Takahashi’s legacy of precision optics. It boasts an apochromatic ED quadruplet lens system, meticulously designed to produce stellar images free of chromatic aberration. The incorporation of ED glass in a Petzval configuration ensures that each view is not only wide and flat but bathed in contrast and clarity. Takahashi telescopes are famously known for being hand crafted in Japan to the highest standards.

The Pinnacle of Portability

Astrophotography enthusiasts who value both quality and mobility will find solace in the FSQ-85EDX. Its design is such that it provides uncompromising performance in a compact form factor. Weighing less than 4.1 Kilograms and measuring just over a foot when collapsed, it’s the traveler’s telescope, promising an ease of transport that’s as remarkable as the cosmos it’s designed to explore.

Comprehensive Accessory Package

The FSQ-85EDX comes with a curated selection of accessories to enhance your viewing experience. A pristine white 6×30 Finderscope aligns your sights on celestial wonders, while the light blue Finder Bracket ensures a secure and aesthetic complement to the telescope. The robust Tube Holder 95S with Auxiliary Plate is designed for stability and precise alignment, adding confidence to each session under the stars.

Engineered for Excellence

Every aspect of the FSQ-85EDX reflects Takahashi’s commitment to quality. From the rack-and-pinion focuser with microfocusing capability to the dedication to a flat field ideal for astrophotography, this telescope is the culmination of expertise and passion for the cosmos.

An Unrivaled Viewing Experience

With a focal ratio of f/5.3 and a generous aperture, the “Baby Q” excels in capturing expansive celestial fields with impeccable detail. It’s been engineered to support advanced imaging techniques and to cater to the precision that experienced astronomers expect.

A Versatile Instrument for Diverse Endeavors

Whether you’re capturing the subtle hues of a nebula or the crisp edge of the lunar surface, the FSQ-85EDX is versatile enough to meet the challenge. Its design facilitates not only wide-field imaging but also high-resolution close-ups of astral bodies, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of observational pursuits.

The Legacy of the Takahashi Brand

Takahashi has long stood as a paragon of astronomical equipment quality. Each FSQ-85EDX reflects this heritage, offering an instrument that is more than a telescope; it’s a gateway to the universe, designed for those who understand the gravity of every moment spent among the stars.

Designed for the Discerning Astronomer

The FSQ-85EDX is not just a purchase; it’s an investment in a lifelong journey across the cosmos. Its build, optics, and accessories are all chosen to appeal to the mature astronomer who values subtlety, sophistication, and depth in their astronomical endeavors.

Enduring Craftsmanship

Built to last, the FSQ-85EDX is an instrument that will accompany you through countless nights of exploration. Its durable construction is matched only by its timeless performance, ensuring that each starlit night is as fulfilling as the last.

In Conclusion

Embrace the Takahashi FSQ-85EDX for an astronomical experience that is as profound as it is precise. It’s not just a tool for observation; it’s a partner in your celestial journey, one that promises to unveil the universe in all its splendor.

Weight7.1 kg
Dimensions70 × 38 × 30 cm


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  • Optical Design: Petzval Quadruplet with ED glass (2 x S-FPL53 ED lenses)
  • Aperture: 85mm (3.3 inches)
  • Focal Length: 450mm (prime focus) / 455mm (with 1.01x Flattener)
  • Focal Ratio: F/5.3 (prime focus) / F/5.4 (with 1.01x Flattener)
  • Imaging Circle: 44mm
  • Optical Tube Length: 623mm (535mm with dew shield retracted)
  • Diameter of Optical Tube: 95mm
  • Diameter of Dew Shield: 114mm
  • Weight: Approximately 4.08kg
  • Focuser: Rack-and-pinion with 1:7 microfocuser
  • Backfocus: 200mm

Accessories Included:

  • 1.01x Flattener (TKA23250 included)
  • 6×30 Finderscope (White)
  • Finder Bracket (6x30F) (Lightblue)
  • Tube Holder 95S with Aux. Plate (FSQ-85EDX) (TKA21420 + TKA37421)
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