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Takahashi MT-160 Sold!

Price - $850.00

Ad Number: 183543

Posted: 16 Sep 2019

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Hi all,
Up for sale is my Takahashi MT-160.
This is a rare scope from Takahashi, and was made around the 80's. However, the quality of the mirrors is excellent, as i have tested with bath interferometry.
I used this scope for about 3 years, both for visual and imaging, and it has won me an award! It has a focal length of 1000mm natively, so sits at about f/6 - no coma should be visible visually.
Included with the scope is the rare f/8 extender, and equally rare f/4.8 reducer which i used while imaging. The reducer comes with an m54-m42 adaptor, and the scope comes with a 2" adaptor, as the focuser is threaded and does not take eyepieces out of the box. The original clamshell is included as well. I am selling to downsize to a smaller setup.
The scope shows some signs of age around the seam, as some paint flakes have fallen off, but the rest of the scope still is a magnificent blue-green. The focuser was damaged from the previous owner, but it was repaired, so it looks and feels like new, with extremely smooth motion.
Linked is a folder of photos of the telescope, clamshell and accessories.

Due to the expected wear and tear of the telescope, I am selling the scope with accessories for $850 USD, and postage will be $200 on top to the USA, as I am in Australia.


  • Condition Visually used, Optically, Mechanically perfect.
  • Location Melbourne, Aus

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