Takahashi FCT100 100mm f640 Fluorite Triplet APO Refractor.
This is a telescope from my private collection. It is a used telescope and is being moved on as I simply do not use it. It deserves a home where it is actually used. It is one of the rare telescopes from my private collection that should move on to a new owner. This telescope is ultra super rare.
Is this the best 4 inch refractor ever made ? Many say so.
Is this the rarest Takahashi telescope ever made – yes it is.
Ultra rare Takahashi FCT100 f/6.4 Fluorite refractor, S/N # 86063.
I bought this about 5 years ago from one of Australia’s most enthusiastic astronomy boffins when he was forced to sell a large package of gear when he had a medical emergency and had to take his daughter to Russia for urgent medical treatment (unavailable in Australia). I understand he bought it from the USA. He told me it broke his heart to part with it. I bought it for my collection.
I have moved on, I have bought a Carl Zeiss APQ which is what I use. So this FCT100 merely sits on an Eq5 mount in my lounge, unused.
This scope is more than just hard to find, it is a very very rare day that one of these ever comes up for sale. Plus in Australia I have never seen one available before.
It features a Triplet fluorite objective, premium 4″ focuser with CAA rotator, and runs a 2 inch to 1.25” adaptor so you can use 2 inch or 1.25 inch diagonals.
Plus a Takahashi 7x50mm illuminated finder.
Included in the price are:
– FCT 100 OTA
– Takahashi 7X50 finder scope with bracket & illuminating cross hair
– Takahashi clamshell