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Telescope Engineering Company

APO 140FL F/7 with Rings, Mounting Plate, and Case


  • 7,49000

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This TEC APO140FL is sold with several options. The package includes mounting rings ($280), a mounting plate ($70), and carrying case ($460). The price of this scope also reflects an $80 packing and insurance fee (shipping will be calculated at checkout).

The TEC APO140FL F/7 is a beautiful telescope at a beautiful price point. Built with precision from one of the industry's most trusted names in quality, TEC's APO140FL gives you more apochromatic aperture for your money than most any other premium telescope maker. If you are looking for the very best in apochromatic refractors, look no further than Telescope Engineering Company.

Telescope Engineering Company (TEC) began in 1994 as a distributor/subcontractor of optics and optical materials. Initially, their primary products were zero-expansion Sitall blanks from LZOS, large mirrors and optical systems from LOMO, and optics for Maksutov telescopes made in Kiev, Ukraine.

In the late 90's, TEC decided to start its own production line of optics and telescopes. TEC began by producing a line of Maksutov telescopes ranging from 6" to 10" diameter and continued to work on special optics for professional observatories. At the turn of the century, TEC began working on a new product: apochromatic refractors. In 2002 they started regular production of smaller refractors, beginning with the APO140 F7 ED. Later on, TEC added larger models including the APO160, APO180 and APO200. Apochromatic refractors make up the majority of TEC's ongoing present and near future production.

The TEC APO140FL is TEC's most affordable and most portable telescope. It is a top-notch performer, working well both as a visual scope and as an astrophotography instrument.  

Please note: If this item shows "out of stock," please give us a call to reserve your order. TEC produces telescopes in limited production runs, so we recommend getting your name on the list as soon as possible. TEC requires only a small deposit to hold your spot, which is refundable.

 

Clear aperture

140 mm

Focal length

980 mm

Focal ratio

7

Resolution (theoretical)

0.8 arc sec

Tube diameter

5.9" / 150 mm

Tube length (dew shield retracted)

34" / 864 mm

Tube weight

19 lb / 8.6 kg


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