johninderby Posted February 24, 2021 Share Posted February 24, 2021 Tecnosky 125/975 F7.8 FPL-53 ED Doublet APO Refractor Arrived this morning from Astrograph. 👍🏻 First impressions are it’s a very solid and well made scope. Finish is a WO like pebble finish not gloss white. Focuser is a smooth 2.5” R&P and has a 2” twist lock on it. Comes with a typical Vixen dovetail bar but have Losmandy plate ready to fit and also a StellaMira carry handle. Scope is bench tested by Tecnosky and then checked again by Astrograph. Manufacturers blurb. The Tecnosky 125/975 FPL-53 Doublet is a bargain in the 5" refractor class. With FPL-53 Super ED glass and a quality 2.5" focuser, the 125 FPL-53 Doublet offers excellent colour correction and is suited to to both observing and a wide range of imaging tasks. Its F7.8 focal ratio make it suitable for use as a solar scope when fitted with a suitable ERF and rear mounted etalon. The aluminium tube is fully baffled and fitted with a 2.5" Rack and Pinion focuser with 1:10 fine focusing. Its compact dimensions make it easy to transport. Its light weight does not place heavy demands on a mount. The 125mm aperture gathers significant light to see all but the faintest of objects. Its excellent colour correction also make it usuable at higher magnifications for planetary observing. It is truly an excellent multi-purpose scope at a very appealing price. For imaging use we recommend use with either the 2.5" Flat FIeld Corrector or the APM M63 Reducer. The latter turns the scope into 731mm FL, F5.8 Astrograph. Thanks to its compact size and low weight, the 125 works well with small manual mounts and medium sized EQ mounts. Type - FPL-53 Doublet Apochromat Aperture - 125mm Focal Length - 975mm F Ratio - 7.8 Tube Rings - CNC Alloy Case Included - No Dovetail - Vixen GP Weight - 7.6kg 22 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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