I purchased a used TV76 a couple weeks ago. After it arrived, I had a couple questions about this beauty, so I called Televue. I talked with a technician for about 20 minutes about a problem I was having with the focuser, and then I asked him about TV eyepieces.
He put me on hold to find someone who could answer the EP questions. To my pleasant surprise, Al Nagler picked up the line. He first wanted to know my full name and where I was calling from. Then, after answering my eyepiece questions in great detail, he told me about the TNVC night vision equipment that Televue was partnering with. He said the white phosphor was a “game changer” for astronomy. From my light polluted skies in LA (he knew where I lived), I think he has a good argument.
So after doing a bit of research, I’m still intrigued. I’m wondering what kind of OTA and eyepieces the PVS-14 is designed to work with. I have the NP127 and the TV76. It sounds to me, after some initial research, like it would work better with the TV76. If that’s the case, I’d seriously consider selling the bigger scope and trying the NV. It would be about a wash in $.
I’d like to hear your thoughts.
Edited by StarAlert, 03 December 2019 - 12:55 PM.