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#1 Plane_Guru

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

Hello all,

Greetings from a new Member.I hope you're all well?

I have on order for myself a new Televue NP -101 Telescope. However I am needing a Guidescope.I-am tempted by the Televue 60.

I am intrigued by the Televue 60 As a
Guide-scope...however does the Televue60 use Matt Black Flocking Paper internally like the Televue NP-101 or Micro Baffles?

How does the Televue 60 perform?.I hear the Televue 60 has a FPL-53 Doublet?

Many Thanks,as always :)

#2 la200o

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

FPL-53 is a good guess, but Televue doesn't reveal the glass used in any of their scopes.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Here is a good thread on the TV60.


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#4 Plane_Guru

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

Hi Bill,



Like I stated I am intrigued by the Televue 60 as a
Guide-scope...however would you know IF the Televue TV-60 uses Matt Black Flocking Paper internally like the Televue NP-101 or Micro Baffles?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

For a guide scope you might want to consider the TV60is - TV just discontinued them but it looks like some dealers still have stock and you could probably get one used for ~ under 1k (I did). I'm pretty sure no flocking paper in the 60is (don't have it here in front of me) but no idea about the 60. the 60is is very solid and a lot more versatile than the 60 - but surprisingly heavy!

#6 Plane_Guru

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

Hi,
Thank-you Bill,Doug and Scott for the input.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights. :)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the suggestion and input.When you get some free time would you PLEASE be able to inspect your Televue 60 IS and find out for me definitively as to IF the Telvue 60 IS relies on Flocking paper or Micro Baffles?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I don't own a TV-60, but found this:
"The TV-60 is much more finely crafted than the ranger too, with a tapered CNC tube that has machined-in micro-baffles in place of the old matt-black sandpaper that lines the Ranger (and the Pronto/TV-76 for that matter)."

Quoted from here:
http://scopeviews.co.uk/TV60.htm

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

The TV-60 does not use the flocking paper in the tube. It uses baffles. To use TV-60 as a finder, you probably need the televue X-Y mounting accessory, as the OTA diameter smoothly shrinks to about less than 2in from objective side to the focuser side. It is not easy to find a pair of finder rings.

#11 Plane_Guru

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Hi Patrik,

Thank-you very much for the link.I appreciate your help. I wish you the very best.


Hi BCNGreyCat,

Thank you for your input as well.Would you happen to know if the Televue TV-60 IS also uses Baffles like the
Televue TV-60?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hi Plane_guru,

I only have tv-60 and that's why I know it uses baffle not flocking paper. For the IS version, I guess it uses baffle as well. But I'd leave it to the owner to comment.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

since you have a new scope on order from TV, give them a call and see if they cannot answer your question. Or as we say, straight from the horses mouth?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

Apologies for taking so long to respond - only now reading the thread.

I checked my 60is carefully and the situation is interesting. The focuser tube indeed has the "emery paper-like" flocking. Where it contacts the tube containing the objective, there is about another 1" wide ring of the flocking paper. The rest of the tube/lens cell leading up to the objective is a series of machined micro baffles. I wonder if the focuser end of the regular 60 also has flocking but difficult to see because of the taper.

FWIW, in addition to the 60is I own a chrome focusing tube TV76, and have owned newer versions of the NP101 and two different TV85s and never had problems with the flocking. The flocking in the 60is looks very solid.

I hope that helps.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

Hi Doug,

The reason i was asking about the Flocking paper in the Televue is due to the fact that i have read of the Flocking Paper peeling and Bubbling in Televue NP-101 Telescopes.

I find it interesting that in the main Tube /body of the Televue TV-60 machined Micro Baffles-are used.

I heard that Televue changed adhesives/Glues recently too for their Flocking Paper?

I reside in a Humid Locale.

Thank you much for your help

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Hi,

One last query while i am thinking of this...would anybody know of a Field Flattener that woudl work nicely with / for a Televue TV-60 Telescope?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Don't know about a flattener for the TV60 but the TV60is comes with a flattener that can be removed. A small adapter (supplied) can then be used to accommodate a 2" diagonal (not supplied with scope) for visual use. The TV60is is designed to be used for imaging and visual use.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

You can use a star diagonal 2 "+ eyepiece 2" Televue 60 APO telescope?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Said the elephant to the naked man: "Cute, but can you eat with that thing too?"

Seriously, though, it's cute but a little small. What do you want it for?

Regards,

Jim

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

You can use a star diagonal 2 "+ eyepiece 2" Televue 60 APO telescope?
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With the now discontinued "is" version of the TV60 you can, yes.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

Said the elephant to the naked man: "Cute, but can you eat with that thing too?"

Seriously, though, it's cute but a little small. What do you want it for?

Regards,

Jim





Hi Jim,

I was thinking of mounting the Televue 60 as a Guide scope on my Televue NP-101 .LOL.Like you're well aware I am still learning-though.I did initially think a 60 mm Guidescope may be a bit small for a Televue NP-101,as well.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

Whatever happened to the TV-60is? I still have one of those and break it out for Lunar every now and then.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

Whatever happened to the TV-60is? I still have one of those and break it out for Lunar every now and then.

Its discontinued, DA. :(






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