Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor

Starting Price: $15,070.00
Price as Configured: $15,070.00
Brand: Takahashi / SKU: TA-TOK15110
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The newly designed TOA-645 field flattener provides an optimal optical solution for both TOA models, allowing them to be used at their maximum performance, without any compromise. The corrected image circle has a diameter of 60 mm. The optimal backfocus of each telescope is achieved by using an M72 extension ring specific to each model : #51L for the TOA-130, #51S for the TOA-150. The photo adapter with M54 thread, or CA Ring35, is also common.

The mechanical input of the TOA-645 flattener is with M72x1 female thread, which makes it compatible with the focusing system of the TOA-130NS as well as with that of the TOA-130NFB and TOA-150B but also with those of the former models.

The newly designed 645 flattener features two fully multi-coated lens elements in two groups and provides outstanding correction out to a 60 mm image circle. Being designed specifically for the TOA-130N and TOA-150B, RMS spot diameters of 1 micron on-axis are achieved. At a 30 mm diameter image circle, the RMS spot diameter is 2 microns, and at 43 mm it is 3 microns. Even out to the full diameter of 60 mm, the RMS spot diameter is 5 microns. With these spot sizes, images are nearly aberration on even the newest small pixel sensors.

$945.00 each
Price as Configured: $15,070.00

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The TOA series is a member of Takahashi’s line of triplet refractors. In the TOA design, three lens elements are used, with the front and rear constructed from ED glass. The resulting system achieves a high level of apochromatic performance for both visual observation and imaging. Takahashi engineers have a undertaken a complete redesign of the triplet system, completely eliminating spherical aberration while minimizing axial chromatic aberration in the visible light spectrum.

In typical apochromatic designs, the elimination of chromatic aberration is usually at the expense of increasing spherical aberration at various wavelengths. However, with the TOA series, the focal shift across the entire visible spectrum from 436 nm up to 656 nm is less than +/- 0.01 mm. This is less than 1/100 the aberration of a typical apochromatic design.


The TOA-150B is a 150 mm apochromatic f/7.3 refractor with a focal length of 1100 mm. It features a retractable lens hood, a 4 inch rack and pinion focuser with a 7:1 fine focuser, and a 360 degree camera angle adjuster. A complete line of flatteners, reducers and extenders are available, including the 67-series flattener, which provides a 90 mm imaging circle.

A tube weight is standard to assist in balancing instrumentation or visual accessories.