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Takahashi FC-125J For Sale

Price - $6,000.00

Ad Number: 155809

Posted: 06 Dec 2018

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I have owned two FC-125s and both have been excellent performers. These scopes do not come up often, especially this version. After buying the scope from a friend in Japan I had it side-by-side with my excellent FS-152 and was surprised how close they were in performance.

Since buying the scope I have also located an original Takahashi wooden storage case and a dedicated FC-125 focal reducer. The case includes boxes for both eyepieces (.965) and a focal reducer. Overall it is a great package.
The scope is in excellent condition. If there is anything to note it might be a slight shift in one of the lens spacers. The original owner in Japan noted it but said collimating and performance were both excellent so he saw no need to do anything about the spacer. The case has a scratch or two in the paint but no damage. When the case arrived it had a strong musty smell probably from having been left closed for a long time. I stored it open and the odor is pretty much gone. The focal reducer is in excellent condition. Since buying it I have not had a chance to attach it to the scope. I have not had the scope in the case either as I use it too often.

Why sell it? Good question and I am not sure I 100% want to. But, I also have a Takahashi FCT-125 and TEC200ED and plan to build an observatory which will only have so much room.....

The package includes the FC-125 OTA with dual tube rings and top plate, 11x70 finder and tube ring, focal reducer and wooden case with the previously mentioned matching eyepiece and focal reducer boxes. Not included are the Takahashi star diagonal or NJP mount.
$6000 with the buyer to pay shipping expenses or come by and pick everything up. Sorry, but no sales outside of CONUS.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Bend, Oregon

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