Dismiss Notice
New Cookie Policy
On May 24, 2018, we published revised versions of our Terms and Rules and Cookie Policy. Your use of AstronomyConnect.com’s services is subject to these revised terms.

More Views

Takahashi FS-78

4.0 (1 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
Brand Takahashi
Part Number
Availability available

Product Info


3.1" (78mm) f/8 apochromatic refractor


4.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
Rating Distribution
Sort by
  • Date
  • Rating
  • Useful
    1. 58Comet

      58Comet New Member

      Skill Level
      Time with Product
      User Notes:
      Sep 15, 2007

      4.0 Takahashi FS-78 Quite the performer!


      Great optics that can handle high power without breakdown.


      Dewshield does not retract and accessories are expensive.


      Flourite and superb optical quality is what makes Takahashi's FS series a great purchase in the second hand market. I found the FS-78 provided me with amazingly sharp high contrast images, great for planetary and double star work. Takahashi focusers are very smooth and the scope is very robust. This scope easily handled x50 per inch under steady skies giving beautiful views of Saturn and Jupiter. The 810mm focal length did hamper widefield views to some degree. With my Celestron 35mm Ultima I could squeak out just over 2 degrees. I think there is a 2 inch adapter available (Noveleski?) to add a 2 inch diagonal. Under dark skies I did manage to view a few 11th magnitude edge-on galaxies. I would lean toward a sturdy mount like a CG-5 for stable views at high power. Unfortunately accessories are expensive for Taks but some smart secondhand shopping should provide you with some goodies. Clear skies!!! David

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No
    Sort by
    • Date
    • Rating
    • Useful