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TEC 180 FL Review

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#1 ybor

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

Can anyone provide any visual reviews on the TEC 180FL ?
Is it just very good on planets , double stars and the Moon ?
How does it begin to perform on DSO's ?

How does it compare to other scopes ?

Thank You for your input

#2 LLEEGE

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:12 PM

I'd check the TEC Yahoo group.

#3 blueman

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:25 AM

It is a stunning performer, beautiful to look at and through and is an equal to any APO that I have ever used.
Sharp contrast, excellent resolution and wonderful mechanics.
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#4 dothead

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:14 AM

link (Alas, in German)

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#5 t.r.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

That was a glowing review! My dream refractor...Not too big, not too small, Juuuust Right!

#6 Ziggy943

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

I think Ralph likes his 180 FL :)

#7 jmiele

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:37 AM

Ya think :) Soon we will have several here posting their exuberant reviews of their new TEC 180FL's. Joe

#8 blandp11

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:09 AM

My brief review of mine:

http://www.buytelesc...-refractor.aspx

In short, an amazing telescope. It is jaw dropping, not to be matched by anything else at binoviewer cruising through the summer milkyway. Now I know why Bowman proclaimed "The thing's hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God—it's full of stars!" He wasn't talking about the monolith, he was looking through a binoviewer equiped TEC 180FL.


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