I bought this Takahashi FSQ85EDX a little over a year ago from Texas Nautical Repair. It is an awesome scope - this little quadruplet is a truly amazing piece of equipment.
I've used this scope less than a half dozen times, and I've always kept it indoors in my office - so it has never been subjected to any harsh environment conditions.
When I first got the scope, I nicked the paint a little when I was attaching a ring. I was devastated, but I haven't covered this up. I do have the Takahashi Paint for this scope, and I will include it with the package. Other than this small nick - the telescope is in perfect condition. The optics are flawless. I've included a photo that shows the nick near the focuser. This is just a small cosmetic issue, I can send more detailed pictures on request.
In addition to the scope, I have a scope guard case that is custom made for this scope. I will ship the scope in this case. I will charge actual shipping costs based on location. Please message me for a quote on shipping.
I am selling it because I am taking a break from Astrophotography, and I will put the funds towards other hobbies.
In summary - here is what you get with this auction:
- FSQ85ED and all of the original optical accessories and built-in camera angle adjuster ($3650.00 New)
- White Takahashi Touch-up Paint
- Scopeguard Case ($299.00 New)
This is almost $4000.00 worth of gear that has very little use.
In addition to this gear - I also have the mounting bracket for a Robofocus motor - a must for imaging at F5.3. If you need this, I will include it at no extra cost. Just let me know via message. I also have the full Robofocus system for sale if you want it.
Please message if you have any questions!