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#326 Mike W

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:15 PM

Ed Tings review of the Televue 102: (with my photo)

 

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https://www.scoperev...com/page1k.html


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

This is as close to owning a Televue refractor I will likely get:

 

When the rains clear off I will see if it's any good....

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

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I adore my TV-102. Due to it's f/8.6 ratio it might be the best 4" TeleVue scope for lunar and planetary work. 

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

I’ve only been a TeleVue telescope owner for a very short while, and my NP127 is the first refractor I have owned. There have been more cloudy nights this winter than is normal, so I have not been able to spend as much time peering through the eyepiece as I would like. My limited experience with it has been highly enjoyable, and I look forward to gaining more experience observing with this fine instrument. I feel it compliments my reflector very well.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:15 PM

I’ve only been a TeleVue telescope owner for a very short while, and my NP127 is the first refractor I have owned. There have been more cloudy nights this winter than is normal, so I have not been able to spend as much time peering through the eyepiece as I would like. My limited experience with it has been highly enjoyable, and I look forward to gaining more experience observing with this fine instrument. I feel it compliments my reflector very well.

What f/ratio is your 12"?



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:48 PM

What f/ratio is your 12"?

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:11 AM

If you don't have a paracorr then you'll be amazed at your 127 for sweeping the Milky Way! I used to have 12.5" f/5 reflector with no paracorr and the coma would make me dizzy!


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:31 AM

I have a Paracorr II in the focuser of my reflector. The true field of view with a 31 Nagler is over twice as large with the NP127... And flat.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 02:59 PM

A good combo together! Enjoy! (If it ever clears up)undecided.gif 


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:01 PM

I still get to "go down memory lane" with my old SDF, as I sold it to my astronomy club.  It rides as the guide/auxiliary scope for our club's 16" f/8 Astro-Tech R-C.  It was one heck of a scope.  Even though my new passion for astrophotography kind of precludes it for that purpose (at least with APS-C and larger sensors), I still miss having it.  The thing was built like a tank and it could just gulp up photons with a 30ES-82 or 31T5 in the focuser.  It didn't even break a sweat going past 250X.

Since I've got no real desire to get a full-framed sensor, a used non-IS NP101 is really all I'd need for the ultimate, highly-portable, dual imaging/visual package.  Problem is the cost, of course, as they typically sell for $2,000+ on the used market, and I'd need on of the latter non-IS NP101's with the dual-speed focusers.  The first batch only had the single-speed focusers, and having experienced the fast f/5.4 light cone with the SDF, you're either (a) focused or (b) NOT.

Many here in the Refractor Forum are blessed to have a $2,000 astro gear purchase be an impulse buy.  I'm not one of them, and it'd really stretch my comfort range for a hobby purchase.  But the more I read this thread, the more it tempts me just to pick one up in the used market.  "Buy once and cry once", as they say.

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:39 PM

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These don’t seem to get as much love as some of the other TeleVue telescope models, but I guess I’ll just have to make due with my NP127.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:41 PM

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These don’t seem to get as much love as some of the other TeleVue telescope models, but I guess I’ll just have to make due with my NP127.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:06 AM

I have a Paracorr II in the focuser of my reflector. The true field of view with a 31 Nagler is over twice as large with the NP127... And flat.

About 1.57° with the Reflector, and about 4° with the TV127.

 

Different photon collecting potential though ;)


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:42 PM

About 1.57° with the Reflector, and about 4° with the TV127.

 

Different photon collecting potential though wink.gif

Give or take. My calculations came out 1.69 and 3.85 degrees.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:57 AM

Here's a very interesting story about a TV140 on Televues blog (only 27 made) about a total re-build of the scope. (The scope is for sale on C/N.)

 

http://televue.com/n...e-140-re-built/


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:59 AM

Here's a very interesting story about a TV140 on Televues blog (only 27 made) about a total re-build of the scope. (The scope is for sale on C/N.)

 

http://televue.com/n...e-140-re-built/

If I had the funds I would buy this scope.  Due to its rarity and practical applications.  

 

Someday I will just have to get a TEC140 or something. 


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:45 PM

If I had the funds I would buy this scope.  Due to its rarity and practical applications.  

 

Someday I will just have to get a TEC140 or something. 

It is available in the classifieds.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:14 PM

Here's a very interesting story about a TV140 on Televues blog (only 27 made) about a total re-build of the scope. (The scope is for sale on C/N.)

 

http://televue.com/n...e-140-re-built/

I remember drooling over the one they had on the 'used' shelf at the Pocono Mountain Optics store -- but the price was set so high it stayed there. When I heard that PMO was closing and they were auctioning off everything in the place - my plan was to go to the auction and 'get that TV-140'. Alas, it got sold before the auction even happened.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:29 PM

My NP-101 goes to the afterlife with me.  I love it. 


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:04 PM

Great scopes. My Genesis is the original but its my forever refractor.

I feel exactly the same way! My GSDF is my forever scope. If I could only have one telescope for the rest of my life I could be one happy viewer from now on with mine!

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:23 PM

I remember drooling over the one they had on the 'used' shelf at the Pocono Mountain Optics store -- but the price was set so high it stayed there. When I heard that PMO was closing and they were auctioning off everything in the place - my plan was to go to the auction and 'get that TV-140'. Alas, it got sold before the auction even happened.

 

My first, and only Tele Vue scope, to-date, was a Ranger I bought from PMO when they started attending RTMC shortly after opening their Vegas store.

 

I no longer own that Ranger, but the allure of four-to-five degree fields of view is beckoning.

 

I will not forget the view Uncle Al showed me through an NP-101 with the recently released Ethos ep, also at RTMC. As I brought my eye down to the lens I had the impression of standing over a perfectly still pond, filled with starlight. Wow!

 

Why I haven't bought one yet is a mystery to me.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:00 PM

Here's a link to Company Sevens review of the TV102:

http://www.company7....opes/tv102.html


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Posted Yesterday, 02:02 PM

Another Company Seven link to the NP101 review:

http://www.company7....es/tvnp101.html




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