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The Telescope

Although I have had several different scopes on the telescope mount I am currently using a Telescope Engineering Company 140mm Refractor.  TEC is one of the top two highest quality scope manufactuers on the market today.  With the addition of an Astro-Physics .75x Focal Reducer the scope has a F ratio of f/5.25, a Focal Length of  734 mm, and a Resolution of 1.14”/pixel.  What this means is this scope has a relatively wide field of view with a fast focal ratio that allows me to capture images in a shorter amount of time than would be possible without the focal reducer. 

      My TEC 140 is fitted with high quality 3.5” Feather Touch Crayford Focuser with a Robofocus motor This focuser can securely hold up to 10lbs and is essential to serious astrophotography.

            If you are in the market for a telescope I would recommend going to http://www.telescopengineering.com/tec/telescopes.htm   Yes, the TEC scopes are expensive however, if you are looking into getting into serious astrophotography scopes of this quality are essential! 

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