The FC-76DC

Texas Nautical Repair

1925A Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098


Sean Walker
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.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.