About this product
Part Number: TFK10010
Takahashi FC-100DC f/7.4 Doublet Fluorite Apochromat Refractor
The new Takahashi FC-100D is fitted with a premium quality F7.4 Fluorite doublet optic that provides superb contrast, sharpness and colour correction.
Utilises the Steinheil design with a fluorite rear element and an eco-glass front element.
A versatile telescope that provides wonderful views at low and high magnifications but can also be used for astrophotography. When combined with the optional FC-76 Reducer the FC-100D operates at F5.4 and delivers a fully corrected 35mm circle that is perfect for APS sized DSLR's.
The FC-100D is surprisingly light but. like all Takahashi scopes, is very well engineered.
Fitted with a Takahashi Rack and Pinion Focuser with 1.25" visual adaptor, an optional 2" Visual Adaptor is also available.
Telescope Field of View Simulator
What's in the box
OTA Only Includes:
OTA Package Includes:
- FC-100DC OTA
- TKA00551 6x30 Finder
- TKA00562 Finder bracket
- TKA21420 Tube holder (95mm)
|FC-100DC Type Fluorite Apochromat|
|Diameter of main tube||95mm|
|Length of main tube||815mm (with fixed dew shield)|
|Weight of OTA||2.8kg|
|With 76D Reducer (TKA18580)|
|With 76D Flattener (TKA18582)|
|With Extender-Q 1.6X (TKA00595)|
|With Extender C2X (TKA00594)|
|With FC35 Reducer (100DF)|
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Friday, 16 July 2021 | Malcolm
I had a Skywatcher Startravel 102. I thought it was a great telescope. I wanted to upgrade. I wanted more aperture. However, when I started to research, it seemed that four inches was a great compromise between aperture and portability. And the more I researched, it seemed to me that those who didn't own a Takahashi coveted one and those who did own one fell in love with it! So I went for one and I love it! The views of the moon and the major planets are stunning! And I can see deep sky objects I simply couldn't see with my Skywatcher, despite not having any more aperture. Takahashi have their own way of doing things; don't expect all your existing accessories to work, some people don't like the focusers. But when you delight in the stunning views, nothing else matters. I love this scope so much I bought another Takahashi; an FS60Q (mostly used in FS60CB mode) as a travel scope. I use the Takahashi star diagonal and a mixture of Tak and Teleview eyepieces. Expensive, yes, but if you're lucky enough to be able to afford one, you have a scope for life that will give you the best views possible for the given aperture.
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