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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #171897

For Sale: TEC 140 - pre order

Ad No.: 171897
Seller: Anacortes Telescope
Posted: 2/5/2003 10:07 AM
Location: 9973 Padilla Heights Road
Anacortes, WA - United States
Phone: 800-850-2001
Ad Hits: 1845
Below is a review by a new owner taken from the ATWB web site.
Anacortes Telescope is the USA distributor for TEC products.
See more information on our web site - put "TEC" in our search engine for TEC APO refractors and Mak telescopes.

Reviewer: Craig Bolton Rating:
The Excellent TEC 140
If you desire the excellence of a high contrast oil spaced optical set in an apochromatic triplet, with an extremely well made CNC tube and a one of a kind FeatherTouch focuser with its 10:1 fine focus, then this is the scope for you. Having first looked through Yuri Petrunin and company's 8" f/20 Mak/Cass at the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference in 1995, I knew that his company, TEC, made quality in their scopes. Looking for an oil spaced triplet refractor was difficult in that Astro-Physics had and has a multiyear backlog. I really wished for another high quality manufacturer to make a telescope as good as the A-P refractors. Well my look went no further when I discovered that TEC would be making that scope. And indeed it is a fine refractor. Having looked through A-P refractors and loving great contrasty views, I say that the TEC 140 measures up to the standard set by A-P. But now, you can actually get this scope by TEC. After owning every Celestron SCT, the 8 and 10" Meade LX200, the Meade 7" Mak/Cass,the Unitron 2.4 and 3", the Vixen 102 Fluorite and the D&G 6" f/12 refractors, and the Questar 3.5" and Quantum 4" Mak/Cass's over the 20 years as an adult stargazer, I can truly say I have found the best. Not only will the scope and TEC rings and plate mount straight on the mount for great pointing. Its optical quality is great for high mag extended objects like double stars, planets, moon and sun, as well as wide field on large clusters like the double cluster in Perseus. And the personal help that both Kacie at Anacortes as well as Mr. Petrunin at TEC gave made the decision much easier. Thanks again to TEC and Anacortes.

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