FCT-150 with standard 11x70 illuminated finder with spare 11x70 finder bracket for FC-60 ota or another finder, massive ring assembly with the remarkable Takahashi TGM-2 guide mount, very rare FCT-150 spare dew shield with baffling, AP 2" Maxbrite diagonal, all the extensions you will ever need including a few I have had custom fashioned, and a professional flight/travel Anvil Case with heavy duty custom foam bed and dual locks. $12,000 Though I have committed few hours to astrophotography with this refractor, I have done extensive visual observations for 3yrs. The FCT-150 has easily been pushed past 750x on the lunar terminator at which you could see intricate shadows cast by individual peaks. The scope will show you tremendous detail on Saturn at 600x at which you will observe beautiful cream-white and brown festoons without a trace of secondary spectrum. And if the air is still enough, you will be able to see cloud banding on Venus without false color evident! I'm not going to tell you much more about the performance of this fine apochromat except that it will produce some of the most exotic images of the universe available in private ownership in the world.
I will separate the TGM-2 mount for individual sale of $350. FCT-150 spare dew shield new in plastic wrap for $550. Will also separately sell the extra 11x70 finder holder for $175.
Also for sale is the observatory class EM-500. It comes with three counterweights, the Optical Guidence Systems Quadrant Engineering Instruments Coordinate III Portable goto drive system with alpha numeric keypad, a Marine deep cycle 12 Volt battery, RS port connections for use on home computers, the EM-500 observatory pier (has been repainted silver for protection against weather), custom built massive wheelie bar assembly with inflatable castor wheels and trailer jacks for leveling, a 100 page manual written by OGS for the goto system, an entire professional set of allen wrenches and nuts and bolts, spare connection wires, and a Pro Tuff Bin case which will house the eq. head only. This is a very, very serious mount for professional duities. It will hold about 125lbs. visually and about 95lbs. photographically. $7,800. I will not trade. Mount and scope can be sold separately.
Selling this system due to time devoted to professional car shows and my artwork.
If the interested buyer wishes to purchase both scope and mount I will sell the setup for $19,000.
I am willing to drive up to 700 miles to meet the buyer with the first 300 miles free of charge. I am also willing to ship at buyer's expense.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES-BUYERS ONLY!
(FC-60 and FC-100N have been sold)
(Takahashi 5 ocular turret is sold)