FS-60CB DayStar Solar Kit
FS-60CB DayStar Solar Kit


FS-60CB DayStar Solar Kit

Regular price
$ 2,477.00
Sale price
$ 2,477.00
Unit price

This item is a Special Order from the Manufacturer

Special Order


  • Kit price features a substantial savings off retail ($250 and $300 off, respectively)
  • Single package offers easy transition from solar to night sky viewing
  • Optimized Quark design fits between the diagonal and eyepiece, and 
    includes a built in 4.3x barlow


Takahashi and Daystar Filters have partnered together to offer a pair of oustanding solar viewing packages that will double as great dark sky telescopes.  Each package includes either the FS-60CB or FC-76DCU telescope, the appropriate tube holder, a 1.25 inch Takahashi prism diagonal, a Takahashi LE-24MM eyepiece, all coupled with Daystar’s Quark Hydrogen Alpha filter set.

The FS series of apochromatic refracting telescopes from Takahashi provides a balance of high performance, compact size, and low cost. At its heart is a two-element fluorite lens set that provides outstanding performance for both visual and imaging applications. The FS series has a modular design that makes use of several reducers, extenders and flatterers to further enhance its capabilities and versatility.


The FS-60CB is a 60mm refractor that employs a multi-coated, two element fluorite objective lens with a prime focal length of 355mm. 

With the dedicated C0.72X reducer, the FS-60CB is converted to an f/4.2 instrument. The combination results in a 40mm diameter image circle with 60% illumination and star images within 20 microns across the entire field.  Illumination is maintained at 95% or more out to a 25mm diameter, and is 72% illuminated out to a diameter of 35mm.

FS-60CB Extender C0.72X reducer spot diagram

With the dedicated FS-60 flattener, the resulting field flatness is greatly improved out to the four corners of a full frame DSLR sensor. The resulting combination is an f/6.2, 374mm instrument with an image circle diameter of 44mm.

FS-60CB Flattener spot diagram


Optical Tube Assembly with Daystar Filter, Diagonal & 24mm Eyepiece only (mount, tripod, tube holder and finder sold separately). 


 Part Number
Limiting Magnitude
Light Gathering Power
Focal Length
355 mm
Focal Ratio
Configurable to f/4.2, f/6.2, f/10
Optical Type
Fluorite Doublet Apochromat
Tube Diameter
80 mm
Tube Length (With Lens hood retracted)
440 mm
Tube Weight
1.4 kg
Recommended Finder
Metal Back Distance
162.0 mm


Telescope Specifications 
FS-60CB Visual System Chart

FS-60CB Extender-Q System Chart

FS-60CB Extender C2X System Chart

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