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chaoscosmos
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Re: Question on a used Televue NP-101 new [Re: Calypte]
      #5693747 - 02/21/13 11:08 PM

Well, not having much to compare it to other than a short focal length 60mm refractor on a photo tripod..... With the little bit of playing with the scope I've done so far it seems the mount could be less shaky while focusing. That's probably in part due to the focuser not being FT, hands not being as steady as they used to be, and maybe also the mount along with the inexperience I have with it.
Movement toward the zenith might not be such a big deal with the Gibraltar. I can get the scope pretty close to vertical.

I don't have any top eyepieces yet. I can see 4 bands on Jupiter with a Meade 7mm Ortho, and I've got a 25mm Celestron Kellner, and a 15mm Televue Plossl. I guess I need to invest in a couple of good 2" eyepieces to be able to see what the scope can really do.


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Question on a used Televue NP-101 new [Re: chaoscosmos]
      #5693797 - 02/21/13 11:49 PM

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.






With the right eyepieces, this telescope (with the exception of the 106 FSQ Astrograph) does things visually no other short focal length refractor can...

My favorite for this scope is the 31mm Nagler.

Jon


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chaoscosmos
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Re: Question on a used Televue NP-101 new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5693834 - 02/22/13 12:16 AM

Yes.
Still, fantastic views even with the 15 Plossl in suburban backyard...!


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Question on a used Televue NP-101 new [Re: chaoscosmos]
      #5693848 - 02/22/13 12:28 AM

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Yes.
Still, fantastic views even with the 15 Plossl in suburban backyard...!






Jon


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Question on a used Televue NP-101 new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5693875 - 02/22/13 12:50 AM



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