I recently purchased a brand-new 4" f/8 Takahashi
fluorite doublet apochromat, the FS-102 OTA. This
scope has only been used 2 or 3 times for the recent
Mars opposition, and is in MINT condition. This is a
razor-sharp, ultra high contrast planetary scope,
and I hate to part with it...but financially I am
struggling...and am considering a briefcase portable
ETX. You will not be disappointed with this scope!
There are NO dents, markings, scratches or problems
whatsoever! Includes an Intes diagonal for 1.25"
eyepieces, and a black 6x30 finder and bracket.
Wonderfully smooth focuser. Includes the
certificate of authenticity and serial number, and
original shipping box and packing peanuts.
For a new tube, you would pay about $2,025 (sale
price for 2003 is $1895 + about $125 in taxes
and shipping). I'm willing to sell for $300
$1,725 shipped (Firm)
If interested, please e-mail me (it's back up
again) or call: (703) 407-0038 (Early evenings)
Thanks for looking.