Takahashi FCT-100


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Brand and Model:Takahashi FCT-100
Price ($USD):$6,500 to $7,000
Type:Apochromatic Refractor
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Aperture:100mm (3.9")
f Ratio:f/0
Focal Length:640mm
Finder:opt.
Electric Power:
Mount:opt.
Tripod:
Weight (lbs):19 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:The FCT-100 (triplet fluorite) is remarked to be the absolute finest 4-inch refractor ever built. It is also the rarest. According to many sources, only 20 or less were made available to the world! (I hear only 2 reside in the U.S.) The "new" price was $5,500. However, due to their insane rarity, they have appreciated to phenominal levels...and continue to do so.

The FCT-100 also includes a large 4-inch rotatable focuser which is present on it's larger FCT family members.

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Takahashi FCT-100
this scope is terrific- it's optics are sharp and the star test is perfect. It is also more portable and lighter than its FS counterparts at f6.4 . A super scope.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.247.8)
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Takahashi FCT-100
Hello there! I will sell this very rare FCT 100/640. Absolutely ZERO color.
Please contact me at:
avdedahm@tiscalimet.be
Thank you and clear skies

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.38.73)
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Takahashi FCT-100
Darn good optics. Interferometry shows 1/10 wave pvt. Expensive on the used market. I'd say it's 5% below quality of Zeiss optics, and 10% above AstroPhysics lenses.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.108.168)
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Takahashi FCT-100
I bought mine in Tokyo three years ago for USD $1700. The scope is worth every penny I spent and it actually performs better than my highest expectations! Absolutely fantastic! The good news is you can actually find this scope (used)on sale in Japan for a little less than you would pay for a new TV-101 or 102.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.195.184)
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Takahashi FCT-100
I bought my FCT-100 in 1993 as an upgrade from a 8-inch Celestron SCT, which I sold shortly after having compared the two scopes. The FCT-100 beat the SCT and comparable scopes hands-down and not only with planets but (due to its superior contrast) also with globular clusters and other deep-sky-objects. Fantastic triple-capacity as a planetary-performer as well as a wide-field-scope plus (with the additional f/4.6-reducer/field flattener) as an astro-camera!
I bought my FCT-100 on TAKs EM-10 mount, which I consider very exactly tracking and of high ergonomic and overall quality. The mount is stable enough not only for visual, but also for photographic use. At star-parties, the mounted telescope usually attracts quite a crowd, especially after its performance has been rumoured on the ground.
My eyepieces: Panoptic-22 (29x) for open clusters and other wide-field objects, Nagler-9 (71x) for globulars and emission nebulae, Radian-5 (128x) for PNs and Jupiter, Tak-Hi-Ortho-4 (160x) for Jupiter and Tak-Hi-Ortho-2.8 (229x) for Mars, Saturn and double stars.
Interested to buy this telescope? Ask my heirs!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.188.44)
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Takahashi FCT-100
Last entry - who are you? I am the writer of the first entry and would like to exchange experiences. My e-mail-adress: beat_fankhauser@bluewin.ch

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.140.139)
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Takahashi FCT-100
I forgot to say: the scope's focal length is not 840 mm as mentioned in the head description - it is 640 mm !!

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.134.49)
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