Takahashi FC-100N

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Brand and Model:Takahashi FC-100N
Price ($USD):$4,000 ota only
Type:Apochromatic Refractor
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Aperture:100mm (3.9")
f Ratio:f/10
Focal Length:1000mm
Finder:optional 6x30 or
Electric Power:
Weight (lbs):14 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Only 100 made. FC doublet fluorite apochromat with fluorite element in the back.

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Takahashi FC-100N
I bought an FC100N ten years ago and every time I look through it I am simply amazed. The optics are faultless. The construction is impeccable. The appearance is beautiful.I have had this scope up to 550x when viewing the gas giants and Mars and on steady nights the views are marvelous. Optically this is the best scope I have ever looked through.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
By: lenjensen
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Takahashi FC-100N
Togehter with Vixen´s FL102 the best 4" scope for visual use but the TAK is much more stable and build like a tank. Incredible views on moon and the planets - very recommended!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.100.167)
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Takahashi FC-100N
Nearly pure images!!Impressive.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.108.168)
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Takahashi FC-100N
I bought one of these a few years ago and it is a stunning planetary scope. Virtually no color and incredibly sharp contrasty images. Probably the best 4" refractor I've ever looked through. The moon virged on 3 dimensional in this scope! Jupiter showed multiple belts and colors in the belts. The moons were differing sized discs. Saturn was excellent with the crepe ring and 5 moons.
Just a perfect scope. Sadly I had to sell it (pregnant wife & no insurance)
Wish I still had it. Paula York at Anacortes now owns this beauty.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.110.241)
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