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Old 21-05-2016, 01:38 PM
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Refractor - Takahashi FS-60C with P2Z and accessories with custom steel ATA case

For sale is a very fine example of the FS-60C and P2Z mount with FC-L wooden tripod. Accessories include:

- graticule illuminator for collimation scope (fits onto the objective lens end of the P2Z mount - see image).
- finder scope
- Eyepieces: Meade super plossl 32mm and 26mm.
- Additional counterweight.
- Pelican 1050 clear case for the siderostatic drive unit.
- Additional, auxiliary tripod (a very simple Takahashi tripod for the FS-60C - its good for terrestrial use and has no equatorial mount or drive - as good as new).
- Filter for solar observation made by 43S Astro of New Zealand.

All good to go. Breath taking optical quality is the norm as anyone having used these Takahashi scopes will attest. Scope comes with a custom steel ATA case (see images) that carries everything except the legs.

Local delivery is free within Townsville Queensland, alternatively successful buyer must pay for postage and insurance.

I will be very sorry to see this amazing telescope go. I took it along to a regional astronomy society meet and we all looked through their wonderful refractor that was the center-piece of the society and housed in an observatory dome - a permanent structure. After gazing at Saturn all the kids wondered at looking at the rings and really enjoyed the experience. I set up this Takahashi and lo and behold - the image of Saturn with a jet black back-drop of space was astonishing. Compared to the large telescope the FS-60C was tiny of course - and yet the image was far superior!

AUD $3500 excluding PP and insurance
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Last edited by steradian; 19-07-2016 at 12:45 PM. Reason: grammar and omissions


custom case, japanese, p2z, takahashi

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