The new FC-100DL fluorite apochromat is the latest
addition to the lightweight FC line of Takahashi telescopes.
Utilizing a Steinheil
design, the objective places the fluorite element at the
back of the f/9 optical tube and with a 900mm focal length,
the observer can view both terrestrial and deep sky objects
objects at high magnification with color free views.
The design also works well with the FC-35 reducer.
The new tube holder is 50mm
longer to accomodate for balancing and can accept the GT-40
guidescope with its drilling.
With a weight of 3.8kg the
scope is easily portable.