This TeleVue NP127 is in EXCELLENT + condition. The case is really the only thing that has issues of any kind, which are just a few small minor scrapes from the normal wear and tear.
with Feathertouch MicroFocuser
with Dual mounting rings & AVT1011 Dovetail bar
2" Dielectric Diagonal
Signed by Al Nagler
If I may, I would like to add a personal anecdote here.
scope was originally owned by Bill Bogardus who passed away this last
week. Bill was an outstanding individual of many talents and a very
close personal friend of mine. He purchased this NP127 from my store a
number of years ago and picked it up from me at the Winter Star Party
that year. (I can't remember what year that was! I've known Bill for TOO
When Bill picked up the scope, I joked to
him about having Al actually sign the scope for a bit of memorabilia. He
thought it a bit looney but Al was standing right about 20 feet from us
in the tent so we posed the question. Al confirmed to me what I was
thinking: he said no one had ever asked him to actually sign a scope
before and he thought it was all very funny. He agonized for a few
minutes as to exactly how he should plant his autograph on the optical
instrument. I suggested using a very thick sharpie pen which he could
use to make an outlandishly scrawling rendition of his signature but he
did not quite agree. Instead, he wrote it very cleanly and in miniature
along the edge of the focuser flange. All in good taste. I can
personally attest to the fact that this scope is the FIRST scope that Al
ever signed. He continues to offer this same style signature to any
Tele Vue owner making the request. Bill was always very proud that his
scope was actually the first.
Bill was a
brilliant man, superb science teacher, recent Astronomical league
President, volunteer fireman, sidewalk astronomer, proud grandfather,
devoted father, loving husband and a good friend. We will miss him.
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