Takahashi FC-60


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Brand and Model:Takahashi FC-60
Price ($USD):$800
Type:Apochromatic Refractor
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Aperture:60mm (2.4")
f Ratio:f/8
Focal Length:500mm
Finder:5x25 (add-on)
Electric Power:
Mount:n/a
Tripod:
Weight (lbs):3.5 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):20" long
Description:A 60mm true apo refractor with flourite doublet objective and typical Takahashi mechanics. Provides perfect color-free views of moon, planets and bright deep space objects. A delightful scope, although being only 60mm it is seriously limited by aperture.

Takahashi America's FC-60 Page
Cloudy Nights' Review
Ed Ting's Review

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Takahashi FC-60
I can't add much to the review that begins with "First rate optics and mechanics in a beautiful tube".

He describes this incredible scope perfectly.

And yes... "This is the scope department store refractors want to be reborn as in their next reincarnation." :-)

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: von_Werner
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Takahashi FC-60
225x on the moon, and still going

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.82.70)
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Takahashi FC-60
First rate optics and mechanics in a beautiful tube. The views of Jupiter or Saturn through this will make you swear it's a much bigger apo. I've seen ten bands on Jupiter and the GRS is easy, while Casini and ring structure pop out of the eyepiece on Saturn when the seeing is good. It takes incredible magnification -- over 250X-- REALLY. Of course, this scope is of limited utility for deep sky work, but the excellent contrast helps the brighter Messier objects look really nice. This is the best quick-peek scope when you don't want to drag out the dob or SCT or even the 4" apo. It weighs like three pounds and mounts on any photo/video tripod. This is the scope department store refractors want to be reborn as in their next reincarnation.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.197.59)
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