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    Default televue np 101 series vs stellarue 115 series



    For observing only: does anyone know of a comparative analysis or shootout of these two scopes? If not, your personal opinion would be would be appreciated. thanks

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    Default Re: televue np 101 series vs stellarue 115 series

    Hi Allen,
    You might pick your way through the many scope reviews Ed Ting has provided on his website. He reviews many scopes including Stellarviews and the Tele Vues but doesn't address a specific "shootout" between the two scopes in question. Though I think you'll get a lot of insight - just follow the link.

    www.scopereviews.com -- The Telescope Review Web Site V3.151

    Happy reading!
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    Default Re: televue np 101 series vs stellarue 115 series

    Hi Allen,

    I don't know of a "shootout", but just a comment. If you are looking for visual use only then these are two different instruments. I don't think you will find a shootout between these two because it is apples vs oranges!

    The NP101 is f5.4 (545mm focal length) vs the Stellarvue f7 (800mm focal length); so the Televue will give you a much wider fov: great for extended objects.
    (Photographically, the 101 is optimised for big, flat fields, while the 3-element 115 wont give you as big a field.)

    Both scopes should be able to take a lot of power, so will give you great planetary views.

    Assuming both have top quality optics, the 115 aperture will give you around 30% brighter images, and you should see marginally more detail simply because of the laws of physics. However, both will give you beautiful views, and I doubt anyone would pick the difference in terms of detail!

    The Televue will be way more portable.

    Interesting call... Have fun in your choice!

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    Either should give you excellent views. The televue will give you a wider true field with a given eyepiece, but will need a shorter focal length eyepiece for high magnifications.

    Depending on the exit pupil you can handle, though, you may find that although you can get a wider maximum true field with the televue, you may waste some light doing so (although a longer focal length/ bigger exit pupil eyepiece should still work fine with a refractor - I've used a 40mm eyepiece in my f5 refractors with no problems).

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    Default Re: televue np 101 series vs stellarue 115 series

    thanks for the info and link. As I proceeded in doing my research, reading, listening and viewing. The answer is simple they are all great scopes in that price range. Just a matter of meeting my specific interest and needs. I do very much want that portability, wide views, and love the televue EPs so going for the NP 101. Furthermore, the optics on it are legendary. I also ordered the DiscMount. All together an amazing Grab n Go that should last quite a long time.

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    Default Re: televue np 101 series vs stellarue 115 series

    Sounds great, and should last forever.
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