Darin E. Fields' Astrophotography Pages

The TEC-140

There's nothing quite like getting a new toy!


Since I will mount the scope in my observatory and do not plan, if any, travel with it at this time, I decided not to buy the excellent Scopegaurd case. Still, the scope arrived very safely packed in foam. TEC-140-B:


Removing the dust cap for the first time was breathtaking. The objective is truly stunning and the glass seems almost non-existant it is so clear and free from reflections. Amazing. TEC-140-D:


The 4" focuser by Starlight Instruments is a thing of beauty. The large ring close to the scope allows you to rotate the entire assembly without affecting focus. The micro-focusing knob (on the opposite side) is always an asset in CCD imaging.

See the first light image of the Double Cluster