Quote:Apparently this 2009 version has a rack and pinion focuser but it's not dual speed as on the current model. Before I go check it out, I wonder if anyone could say if this is a difference of any significant consequence from the dual speed.
Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:I've always found T.V.'s stock focuser very functional, solid and smooth.Doesn't T.V. offer a dual speed retrofit?
CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
Tak FS-60CB/TV NP-101/TEC 140
Canon 15 x 50 IS
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:I'm glad you reminded me of the collimation. I'll see if the shop that has the scope can check to see if it's aligned. I saw the thread on Jon's jig and will keep it in mind if I need some guidance.Thanks for the great advice from everyone..
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
Quote:Just got home with the scope. The NP-101 is bigger than I thought it would be, much larger than the TV85.
Calypte Anza, California
Quote: I guess I need to invest in a couple of good 2" eyepieces to be able to see what the scope can really do.
Quote:Yes. Still, fantastic views even with the 15 Plossl in suburban backyard...!