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polaristom
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Reged: 12/17/07

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TEC 140 vs. 160
      #4504150 - 04/08/11 12:48 AM Attachment (365 downloads)

Well, I just up-graded from the TEC 140 to the TEC 160. When I opened the box I really wasn't ready for the size difference. With both the 20mm more aperture and the longer focal length make this looks like a hugh jump to me.
I sure wish these clouds would go away!


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dbx
sage
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Reged: 02/13/08

Loc: CA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504161 - 04/08/11 01:01 AM

Dude, that is so cool on multiple levels. I must admit to breaking the tenth commandment.



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JumboFlex
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Reged: 01/20/09

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: dbx]
      #4504170 - 04/08/11 01:11 AM

Excellent! I now know who to blame for the clouds and can stop being so hard on myself for getting a couple of new EPs.

I had an internal debate about the TEC140 vs the 160 as I was interested in both but after careful study and consideration of the dimensions and mass involved I realized that the 160 was too big for what I wanted. Not that I would walk by if one was sitting all lonesome on a street corner. I would someday still like a 160.

Are you going to keep the 140?


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blueman
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Reged: 07/20/07

Loc: California
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504177 - 04/08/11 01:17 AM


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


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jmiele
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Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: blueman]
      #4504180 - 04/08/11 01:22 AM

Gratz on that! Will you be keeping the 140? Or is it moving on? ..Joe

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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: jmiele]
      #4504192 - 04/08/11 01:38 AM

The 140 must move on to help pay for the 160. Not too sure what it's worth. It's number 433 so it's only a couple years old. Any ideas on what to ask?

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moonnerd
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Reged: 12/18/08

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504208 - 04/08/11 01:52 AM

I'll take it of your hands for a couple hundred...

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dbx
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Reged: 02/13/08

Loc: CA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504210 - 04/08/11 01:54 AM

I have an original 1957 copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged book I'll trade you with =P haha

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stevew
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504212 - 04/08/11 01:56 AM

Incredible....

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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: stevew]
      #4504240 - 04/08/11 02:32 AM

Exciting! Wait until you get a killer night on Jupiter with that thing.

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Chris Schroeder
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Reged: 12/11/04

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Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504531 - 04/08/11 08:23 AM

Just plain awesome

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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: Chris Schroeder]
      #4504698 - 04/08/11 10:18 AM

Some of my more memorable views were with the TEC160ED. You're going to enjoy it!

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Scott99
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Reged: 05/10/07

Loc: New England
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4504803 - 04/08/11 11:16 AM

very nice! This scope is not being made anymore, great purchase. Are you going to sell the 140 now?

Looks like the seedlings are getting ready for spring!


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peleuba
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Reged: 12/01/04

Loc: Southern PA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504851 - 04/08/11 11:39 AM

Quote:

The 140 must move on to help pay for the 160. Not too sure what it's worth. It's number 433 so it's only a couple years old. Any ideas on what to ask?





$2000 and I will pay shipping.


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gillmj24
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Loc: PA
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: peleuba]
      #4504864 - 04/08/11 11:45 AM

They regularly sell for 5000-5500 on the other site.

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Ziggy943
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Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Utah
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: blueman]
      #4504960 - 04/08/11 12:33 PM

Quote:


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




Go ahead and look. Yuri has removed the 160ED from his stable of telescopes. You can't order one anymore so there is no temptation.


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russell23
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Reged: 05/31/09

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Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4504963 - 04/08/11 12:34 PM

Quote:

They regularly sell for 5000-5500 on the other site.




That's what I always see them listed for - well out of my price range at this time, but I like to keep an eye on what scopes on my "someday" list go for.

Dave


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Ziggy943
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Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Utah
Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: polaristom]
      #4504964 - 04/08/11 12:34 PM

Quote:

Well, I just up-graded from the TEC 140 to the TEC 160. When I opened the box I really wasn't ready for the size difference. With both the 20mm more aperture and the longer focal length make this looks like a hugh jump to me.
I sure wish these clouds would go away!




You probably got one of the last ones. Congrats! You will enjoy the new scope.


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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

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Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #4504971 - 04/08/11 12:37 PM

Well, finally, one of Yuri's scopes may actually increase in value like an AP...the TEC's are certainly worthy and its overdue.

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JumboFlex
sage


Reged: 01/20/09

Re: TEC 140 vs. 160 new [Re: t.r.]
      #4505104 - 04/08/11 02:02 PM

Are we talking just OTA or OTA plus rings, case, finder or what have you regarding selling price? Brand new TEC 140 with case, dovetail plate and rings all sourced from TEC is over 6000. Are they selling on the other site with all this included for 5000-5500? I wouldnt sell a used TEC 140, OTA only, for less than 4500. That would be my basement price unless desperate or the scope is in diminished condition.

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