Selling my beloved Tak 102 to finance an AP155. This scope is set up on a pair of Parallax black rings with a Telerad mounted on top of the rings. The rings are centered for the scope configured with a 2 inch back and larger TV lens (Panoptic and Radians). The rings hide a minor blemish from different rings (that is why they are gone). There is a matchhead size blemish on the bottom of the dew shield that has been expertly painted with matching paint.
This scope is a complete package, with the following:
2 inch adapter
1.25 inch Takahashi diagonal
Orginal 1.25 inch back and extenion tubes
6X30 Takahashi finder scope
Finder scope bracket
Black Paralax split rings
The scope is in as new condition. It has excellent optics. The lens has never been touched. The original price on all these components was over $2900. My price is $2200 plus shipping and insurance which I estimate to be about $70. Payment by certifide bank check or money order.
I will ship to USA only. The scope will be professionally packaged and insured for the full amount of the transaction. I have packaged and shipped a 10inch SCT to New Zealand and it arrived in perfect condition.
Serious inquiries only please.
Here is what Anacortes says about the Tak 102.
"The FS-102 is a state-of-the-art fluorite apochromatic refractor. It is capable of delivering ultra sharp high contrast images over the entire field of view. The images are totally free of chromatic aberrations. Stars appear as tiny points of light on a jet-black background. The instrument is perfect for photo/visual studies of the Moon, planets and is also a fine wide field astrograph. Using the dedicated focal reducer, the FS-102 becomes a wide field astro camera with a 5-degree field of view. A 35mm camera or a medium format custom vacuum back 6X7 roll film holder (a Takahashi exclusive). This is possible due to the fact that the FS-102 is supplied with a 2.7" focuser."