Tele Vue NP127is

Tele Vue NP127is
  • Brand: Tele Vue
  • Product Code: NP127is
  • Availability: Ships directly from manufacturer
  • $7,250.00


For 30 years, Tele Vue has pushed the boundaries of APO refractors, as well as eyepieces, to the recognized pinnacle of performance. The Imaging System (is) version of the Tele Vue NP127 retain the exemplary wide field and planetary visual capability while adding new features to make imaging easier and more flexible.

Tele Vue 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. The NP127is maintains its optical specifications 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.

To take full advantage of the larger lenses, Tele Vue 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. The rack and pinion focuser is designed 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.

Included Accessories

  • Enlarged focuser with 3" entrance aperture and 2.4" exit aperture
  • Focuser body has brass clamp ring with 2-lock knobs
  • Accessory end-ring with tilt capability and 4-lock knobs
  • Imaging insert threaded for Imaging System components
  • 2" accessory insert for visual or other 2" accessories
  • Focusmate dual-speed focuser 10:1
  • Sliding metal dew shield
  • Screw-on metal lens cover
  • Hard-shell carry case
  • 5-year Limited Warranty
Tele Vue Specifications
Type APO (Nagler-Petzval) Refractor; 4 Elements; 2 Groups
Objective 127mm
Focal Length 660mm
Focal Ratio f/5.2
OTA Length 33.5 inches (851 mm)
Length with Diagonal With 2" diagonal: 36.5 inches (927 mm)
OTA Weight 15.4 lbs (7 kg); Standard Config 18.3 lbs (8.3 kg)
Drawtube / Focuser 2.4 inch, Focusmate dual-speed rack/pinion
Maximum Visual Field 4 degrees with 55mm Plossl
Max Recommended Power 300x