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Tele Vue NP127is Imaging System 5" f/5.2, 4-Element APO Refractor scope Optical Tube Assembly, Ivory,The 10:1 focuser pinion assembly made for by Starlight Instruments. New lens prescription delivers smaller spots sizes over a broader wavelenght range.


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About Tele Vue NP127is

CCD cameras have challenged telescope optics beyond anything ever placed at the focal plane. Tele Vue knew it's APO objectives were up to the challenge, & with the proper tweaks would be extraordinary tools for the imager. With Tele Vue Imaging System (is) telescopes, they have refined their instruments & optional equipment beyond anything a CCD chip has seen.

For 25 years, Tele Vue has pushed the boundaries of APO refractors, & eyepieces, to the recognized pinnacle of performance. They were gratified but not surprised that Backyard Astronomer's Guide said of the NP101: "optics don't get any better than this." No wonder "Sky and Telescope" rated the NP101 tops & selected it as the test instrument for its landmark review of the SBIG STL-11000 CCD camera.

The "is" versions of the Tele Vue- 60, 102i, NP101 & NP127 retain the exemplary wide field & planetary visual capability while adding new features to make imaging easier & more flexible.

Tele Vue-NP101is Tele Vue-NP127is:
Tele Vue was determined to make the NP series optically, mechanically, & functionally as perfect as possible for imaging up to 50mm diagonal chips with o ut penalty to its near ideal visual operation.

How? By applying the developments created for the Tele Vue-60is to the new NP101is and NP127is & then going beyond. The NP101 (540mm, f/5.4, 4") & NP127 (660mm, f/5.2, 5") maintain their optical specifications yet with redesigned 4-element optical systems. Larger rear lens groups absolutely minimize vignetting in formats up to 50mm diagonal. For these large chips an optional field corrector was developed so the corners of the newly brightened edges would virtually be as perfect as the center of the field.

In order to take full advantage of the larger lenses, a non-vignetting focuser was developed to prevent any restriction of the larger converging light cone. The draw tube has a 3" front aperture & 2.4" rear aperture. This new draw tube also permits quick change from visual to imaging operation & allows full camera rotation without focus change.

In addition, it has the capability to correct for any residual focal plane tilt & accepts a "position stop" for Tele Vue's digital micrometer to allow repeatable focus measurement to 0.0001". To maintain squareness to the optical axis while changing camera orientation, the draw tube has 4 lock screws that tighten against a taper on the "imaging insert" ring.

This insert is threaded to accept Tele Vue's new Imaging System accessories including large diameter extension tubes, optical accessories, & camera & CCD attachments, all with mating threads.

Tele Vue NP127is Features

  • Tele Vue-NP127is 5" aperture, 660mm focal length, f/5.2, 4-element APO, flat-field
  • The NP127is features new 4-element, flat field optical design with larger rear lenses for chips up to 50mm diagonal
  • New focuser with 2.4" output diameter and 3" input inside diameter does not restrict the additional light from the larger optics from reaching the corners of those large chips.
  • Focusmate installed
  • Sliding captive dew shield
  • 2" accessory adapter with clamp ring and photographic accessory adapter are included
  • New custom fitted hard shell case with larger accessory compartment built into the lid.

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Meng Chau J  Hi , I have a question below: What kind of accessories should I purchase in order to connect "Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M GOTO Mount" to Tele Vue NP127is ?? Thank you so much.
Andrew R  You will most likely also need a mounting ring set in order to attach theNP172is to the Takahashi GOTO mount. One such example can be found here:
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