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Quote:Great review. I had a couple of opportunities look through one a while back. The views made me realize what all the hoopla over apos was all about. How does it compare to the TV 102 as far as performance?
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Quote:Ok. You have me drooling! I am starting to save my pennies now. Very nicely written article Tom.
Nice advertisement for Televue! Is this really a meaningful review? Sounds lke Tom T. is working for the company Personally having looked through several Petzval designs in the Nagler line,I find the simpler TV 102 to be a better beast for the visual observer. And there's plenty of seasoned obsevers out there who'll wholeheartedly agree with me! Just my 2 cents.
Quote:Tom, I'd be very interested if you could draw on your experiences and suggest a dream set of eyepieces for this scope. Say, three eyepieces and a barlow? I want to know how much better it could be
Quote:Well done, Tom. So well it made me second guess (for a second, anyhow) whether I should have gotten the NP-101 instead of the 127. One thing is for sure, the 101 is even more portable than my 127 and can do most everything it can do.
Thanks for your significant and ongoing contributions to this community.
Quote:Very nice review Have anyone compared the NP101 and the Takahashi FSQ?Søren
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I confirmed this with a simple but all-telling star test, where I once compared a TV 101 with a TV102.
But it DOES NOT, IMO, translate to better sharpness and contrast
I'm afraid we'll have to agree to disagree!
Quote: Does the size of the Focusmate create problems when using the case?
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Quote:If I had to pick just three, it would be the 31 Nagler t5, the 13mm Ethos, and the 2-4 zoom. I'd also pick the Antares 1.6x or TV 2x barlows.
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