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Takahashi FC-100DZ f/8 Doublet Refracting Telescope

SKU : TK-TFK10310

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  • In this doublet design, Takahashi has paired the fluorite element with a low dispersion glass having a high refractive index
  • This combination provides excellent optical performance across the entire visible spectrum with a Strehl ratio in excess of 97.6
  • Fully compatible with the accessories available used with the existing FC-100 telescopes
  • A tube diameter of 95 mm and a retractable dew shield

Product Details

  • The Takahashi FC-100DZ is the logical evolution to the FC-100 series and, of course, continues with the exceptional optical performance and clarity that Takahashi is known for. This scope is also fully compatible with all currently available FC-100 accessories from Takahashi!

    FC-100DZ Design

    Sporting a 100mm aperture with 800mm of focal length, this doublet combines a fluorite element with low dispersion glass for its high refractive index. So if you want an image of crisp clarity that you need to see to believe, this is where to get it. Its Strehl ratio is above 97.6% and this particular glass design heavily minimizes the blue halo sometimes present at shorter wavelengths by about 50% compared to the previous FC-100D.

     

     

    Telescope Dimensions

    The Takahashi FC-100DZ has a tube diameter of 95mm and the total length of the OTA is 595mm without the dew shield or any other piece attached. Weighing in at under 9 pounds, this scope is perfect for travel on the road, on a boat, or on a plane. You'll be able to bring this wherever you want to go!

    Telescope Compatibility

    The FC-100DZ is fully compatible with the accessories available used with the existing FC-100 telescopes, including the FC/FS Muli-flattener and the FC-35 0.66X Reducer. With FC-35 reducer, this telescope becomes an excellent imaging system, illuminating a full frame chip at f/5.3. Mechanically, the FC-100DZ has a tube diameter of 95 mm and a retractable dew shield. With the dew shield retracted and accessories removed, the total length is only 595 mm, easily carried on most commercial flights. The FC-100DZ utilizes the same focuser used on the FC-100DF and DL and weighs approximately 3.8 kg.

  • specifications

    Aperture100 mm (4")
    Dawes Limit0.15 arcseconds
    Focal Length800 mm
    Focal Ratiof/8
    Highest Magnification200x
    Light Gathering Power204x
    Limiting Magnitude13.8
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
    Tube Diameter95mm
    Tube Length595mm
    Tube Weight8.5 lbs
    Warranty5 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • In this doublet design, Takahashi has paired the fluorite element with a low dispersion glass having a high refractive index
    • This combination provides excellent optical performance across the entire visible spectrum with a Strehl ratio in excess of 97.6
    • Fully compatible with the accessories available used with the existing FC-100 telescopes
    • A tube diameter of 95 mm and a retractable dew shield

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08/03/2021
Kevin B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Takahashi fc-100DZ

Very happy with telescope. It took a while due to pandemic delays but OPTCORP delivered. Item was well packaged and triple boxed. The optics and the mechanics are first class. The fc-100DZ is a compact high performance apochromat. Thank you OPTCORP.