Takahashi unveils its new FC-76DC apochromatic refractor ($1,949). This 76-mm f/7.5 telescope utilizes a two-element, air-spaced objective with a multi-coated fluorite rear lens and an “eco-glass” front element to provide color-free views and tack-sharp images. Weighing 4 pounds (1.8 kg) and being only 25 inches (64 cm) long, the scope also features a 2.6-inch focuser to accommodate large CCD and DSLR detectors and other heavy accessories. A dedicated focal reducer is available that shortens the focal ratio to f/5.5 and fully illuminates a 36-mm image circle. A non-reducing, dedicated field flattener is also available as an option.
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