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GeneT
Ely Kid
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Reged: 11/07/08

Loc: South Texas
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: blueman]
      #4505470 - 04/08/11 05:05 PM

Quote:


I will not look at the TEC160, I will not!
Blueman





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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: russell23]
      #4505523 - 04/08/11 05:29 PM

I've seen them go for as low as $4200. Be patient and a desperation seller will inevitably come along.

Regards,

Jim


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Scopyfrank
999 Forever
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Reged: 08/29/08

Loc: Luxembourg
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4505559 - 04/08/11 05:45 PM

Nice "finder" you got there
ENJOY IT, YOU LUCKY BOY!


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jmiele
Patron Saint?
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: Scopyfrank]
      #4505715 - 04/08/11 07:24 PM

What was retail on the TEC 160ED before it was no longer available?

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Ennis
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Reged: 09/11/06

Loc: The Outer Limits
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: jmiele]
      #4505725 - 04/08/11 07:29 PM

Quote:

What was retail on the TEC 160ED before it was no longer available?




IIRC, it was $8800. Serious money, to be sure, but considerably less than a TOA-150.


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jmiele
Patron Saint?
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: Ennis]
      #4505758 - 04/08/11 07:51 PM

Tell me about it! Freakin Mewlon's ain't cheap either. This has been a bad, uh well expensive 2011
Joe


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4505975 - 04/08/11 10:39 PM

Man, that is gorgeous! And I still say that the 3545 Feathertouch is one of the great pieces of astrohardware out there. A true work of mechanical art.

David


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mikeinfortmyers
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Reged: 03/22/11

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: JumboFlex]
      #4505994 - 04/08/11 10:51 PM

I've got a lot of time on a friends TEC 160FL. He also went from a TEC 140 to a TEC 160FL and was very impressed. The difference was dramatic. What a difference 20mm makes

Mike


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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: mikeinfortmyers]
      #4507033 - 04/09/11 01:12 PM Attachment (186 downloads)

Thanks everybody for all the info and discussion. I'm really looking forward to using this baby. I did buy it used on the "other" site, but it's pretty clean, I'm very happy with it.
Anyway, here is a picture of the business ends - only 20mm difference!


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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4507064 - 04/09/11 01:21 PM

They both look awesome! Will they ever be mounted at the same time? Any side by side review in our future? Joe

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polaristom
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Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: jmiele]
      #4507089 - 04/09/11 01:33 PM Attachment (151 downloads)

I only have a G-11 Joe,
Not too sure how I would do a side by side comparison.
I'll do the best I can to write a first light report. Maybe tomorrow, tonight is looking promising!

Dave, I agree 100%, the Feathertouch focuser on the TEC's are the nicest focusers I've ever seen. Really a work of art and so nice to use.


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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4507091 - 04/09/11 01:34 PM Attachment (163 downloads)

Sorry, I'm really having fun with these!

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MikeBOKC
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Reged: 05/10/10

Loc: Oklahoma City, OK
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4507194 - 04/09/11 02:23 PM

I think if I had those two scopes sitting around the house I'd take pictures of them on velvet.

Iwonder how many pms the OP has received so far saying "I'll buy that 140!"


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ybor
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Reged: 01/07/06

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #4507251 - 04/09/11 02:50 PM

Is their a noticeable visual diference from the TEC 160 FL to TEC 140 since you have both scopes ?

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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: ybor]
      #4507398 - 04/09/11 04:23 PM

??? Not sure what you mean ybor? Both scopes are the ED model. The 140 is a f-7 and 160 is an f-8. Thats about the only difference. One costs more!!!
I wish I had the FL, maybe in a couple years.


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Mike Clemens
Frozen to Eyepiece
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: ybor]
      #4507409 - 04/09/11 04:30 PM

Nice comparison shots. It was the TEC200 that finally put scratches into my dinner table. (literally.. and figuratively? : )

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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #4507518 - 04/09/11 05:31 PM

I don't know if you can see the new scratches in the table or not, but the wife noticed them right away. She's so happy with me right now!!!

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Scopyfrank
999 Forever
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Reged: 08/29/08

Loc: Luxembourg
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4507530 - 04/09/11 05:36 PM

scratch on the table is less dramatic than scratch on the lens

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GeneT
Ely Kid
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Reged: 11/07/08

Loc: South Texas
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4507831 - 04/09/11 08:27 PM

Looks much larger.

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wormstar
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Reged: 11/23/09

Loc: Central Ct
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: GeneT]
      #4507866 - 04/09/11 08:47 PM

Enjoy it!! I love mine- I see yours is #4, mine is #6.
Keith


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