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COMPLETED - SOLD: Takahashi FSQ-85ED Telescope with FeatherTouch 3.0" Focuser (+ Original Focuser), Tube Holder and Dovetail Bar, Adapters and Carry BagBy Gib007
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My personal Takahashi FSQ-85ED telescope is for sale, with a FeatherTouch 3.0" Focuser (~37mm travel) fitted. It's packed in a Geoptik Carry Bag alongside the telescope's original focuser and a bunch of Takahashi adapters to mount many types of camera to it. I used to use the included Takahashi CA-35 adapter ring along with the included adapter to M42 to mount my CCD camera directly into the FeatherTouch focuser. You may also use M42 spacer rings if you need extra distance. The included FeatherTouch focuser is significantly more performant and stable than the focuser that originally comes with the telescope, hence the upgrade I made to it, having had a couple of issues with the original focuser. The telescope is ready to be mounted, with its original Takahashi tube holder and Losmandy dovetail bar.
The telescope is in pristine condition except for a few scrapes on the outer side of the integrated dew shield, made by the motorised telescope cover metallic strap (the telescope has never been dropped or banged against anything). These scrapes are shown closely on the last photo attached below. The telescope has not been moved around much at all and has instead been placed in a remote observatory on a permanent pier in Spain for about two years straight. It is able to produce stunning astrophotographs of deep space. You may see some of my results here:
The new price for this telescope with the included accessories is just over £3,900 at present. Thank you for looking. Any questions or offers are welcome.
I went to my family house in the countryside and was able to take some pictures during xmas eve.
Total exposure: 6h
H_Alpha: ~3h (730x15s) --> R, G
Oxigen III: ~3h (710x15s) --> B, G
I didn't have a view on Polaris and could not spend too much time drift aligning (it was xmas eve after all :D) hence the short exposures. Moreover I dont have the proper connection rings to put my flattener on my mono camera so all stars off center are a mess :_(.
I'm selling the original Takahashi TKA31580S Reducer/Flattener for TSA 102/TSA120/FS102/28/TOA130/150.
Condition: Pristine, as NEW (and it was never cleaned, just blown)
Reason to sell: I don't make astrophotography anymore!
You can visit my ASTROBIN page (https://www.astrobin.com/users/paulobao/)
or find me here .
Price: 350 Euro.