Cradle 80QS


Cradles are the standard tube rings for fixing Takahashi optical tube assemblies to the mounts. Footprints of the cradles are adapted to the heads of the Takahashi mounts. They are systematically provided with two 8.8 mm diameter holes; they are fixed to the Takahashi mounts by means of 2 M8 screws, delivered with cradles. The top of the cradle has a small flat surface with a 1/4"-20tpi screw (Kodak). It is possible to attach a camera to it in parallel.

Takahashi cradles are made of cast aluminium. The finishing of each one is done manually. Felt parts ensure the protection of the optical tube.


Takahashi 80QS cradle (FC-76DC)

Characteristic Takahashi 80QS cradle
Item number TKA20420Q
Name 80QS
Internal Diameter 80 mm
Weight 500 g
Compatibility Takahashi FS-60Q, FC-76DC refractors

Footprints of top plate and rings of the Takahashi 80QS cradle