Tele Vue

Tele Vue NP-101is Package


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Includes Telescope, Mount, and Accessories

  • NP-101is Refractor
  • Hard Case for NP-101is 
  • NP-101is Accessory kit with 2" Diagonal, 1.25" adapter, 4" Clamshell, and 18.2mm DeLite Eyepiece
  • Gibraltar HD4 Mount and Tripod

 

Televue was determined to make the NP series optically, mechanically, and functionally as perfect as possible for imaging up to 50mm diagonal chips without penalty to its near ideal visual operation. How? By applying the developments created for the Tele Vue-60is to the new NP-101is and NP-127is and then going beyond.

The NP101 (540mm, f/5.4, 4") and 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.

Next, to take full advantage of the larger lenses, they developed a larger focuser and draw tube having a 3" front aperture and 2.4" rear aperture. This eliminates any restriction of the larger diameter converging light cone. Tele Vue build and test the rack and pinion focuser to hold 12 lbs. of weight, yet still permit extremely fine focusing control via a 10:1 dual speed pinion assembly. This new draw tube also permits quick change from visual to imaging operation and allows full camera rotation without focus change. In addition, it has the capability to correct for any residual focal plane tilt and accepts a "position stop" for our 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 three 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, and camera and CCD attachments, all with mating threads. 

The Focusmate 10:1 planetary ball type reduction focuser provides extremely sensitive focus adjustment, measurable with the optional Digital Micrometer Kit to better than 1/10,000". Also, the optional Focusmate Driver permits electronic motor control of the focusing process. The Focusmate Driver has direction push-buttons and adjustable speed. A tap on the button permits vibration-free focusing in steps as small as approximately 0.0005".

Tele Vue has been known for producing visual instruments "even better than you imagined." We aim to achieve the same with our imaging equipment. Our dedicated local machinists and in-house staff are as committed as ever to deliver on these quality and performance goals.

Gibraltar HD4 Mount

Heavier 4" scopes are best matched to the rock-solid Gibraltar HD4 mount. The large bearing surfaces and thick wood legs best handle the loads, especially for high power viewing.

Leg extensions raise the altitude axis to 5-feet, still ideally sized for use with our Air-Chair observing stool. Scale on leg extensions allows repeatable setting to desired height. A wood accessory tray ties the legs together for rigidity. Built-in pier allows for high-altitude viewing. A bubble-level is integrated into the tripod base. Metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided. Object locating capability with optional encoders.

Telescope
APO (Nagler-Petzval) Refractor
(Elements/Groups: 4/2)
Objective (mm) 101
Focal Length (mm) 540
Focal Ratio (f/#) 5.4
Length OTA (inch) 25.5
Length with diagonal (inch) 28.5
Weight OTA/Std. Config (lbs) 10.7 / 10.7
Drawtube/Focuser 2.4-inch, Focusmate dual-speed rack/pinion
Maximum Visual Field (deg.) 4.9 (with 2-inch 55mm Plössl)
Maximum Recommended Power (x)

250

Mount Gibraltar HD4
Weight (lbs) HD4: 20.5
Height Range (ft) 3.5 - 5
Altitude Range (deg) +80 to -12
Recommended Telescopes HD4: NP-101is
  • NP-101is Refractor
  • Hard Case for NO-101is 
  • NP-101is Accessory kit with 2" Diagonal, 1.25" adapter, 4" Clamshell, and 18.2mm DeLite Eyepiece
  • Gibraltar HD4 Mount and Tripod
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