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Takahashi TS-65?

Discussion in 'Vintage Telescopes & Equipment' started by silverymoon, Apr 15, 2020.

Takahashi TS-65?

Started by silverymoon on Apr 15, 2020 at 7:49 PM

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  1. silverymoon

    silverymoon New Member

    Jun 18, 2019
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    I am looking for a vintage Takahashi TS-65 semi-apochromat. I have heard these have been plagued with lens coating issues which has me a bit concerned. What should I be looking for in terms of coating degradation? How common of a problem is this?

    Did these come with 2" focusers or just 1.25" Can they be adapted to 2" with a different visual back? Any issues with reaching focus, i.e. will I encounter issues with getting eyepieces/accessories to reach focus because the scope won't focus in (towards the lens) far enough?

    Any feedback, suggestions, or advice from owners of these older Takahashi refractors?


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