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Re: NP-127is

Started by rumpledoll, 10/02/2006 12:43PM
Posted 10/02/2006 12:43PM Opening Post
Both are extremely well made telescopes, designed and executed to give all that can be gotten from their aperture size. Which means that the TEC-140 will throw up a slightly brighter image on DSO, show slighty fainter stars, and resolve slight finer details on the Moon and planets.

The NP-127iis will be lighter, slightly easier to mount, and have a flat field for astrophotography without having to purchase a seperate flattener.

The question is, which attributes do you value more?

Philip
Posted 10/02/2006 04:06PM | Edited 10/02/2006 04:07PM #1
I know a fellow here in town that has a TEC140. I bought a mount from him. He had a NP127 on loan from a friend who wanted to sell it. He said he was going to sell the TEC140 and keep the NP127. I think it was the size issue for him. I sold a TOA130 to get a NP127. It was the weight 33lbs verses 17lbs. I have the NP 127 on a Teegul right now. It seem solid. But I have not been able to go out with the new to me NP127 yet and use any high powers on it. Both NP127 I am talking about are not the IS version.