Telescope Engineering TEC160 APO 160mm F7 Triplet Refractor



APO160FL F/7 – Slightly larger than the TEC APO140FL F/7, the APO160FL F/7 is slightly longer and heavier, and may require a larger mount. APO160FL has excellent color correction thanks to glass combined with Fluorite as a middle element.

An extension of the highly popular APO140FL, the APO160FL F/7 allows the observer to delve deeper into the beauty of space.

  • The TEC APO160FL F/7 features an oil-spaced apochromatic-triplet objective with a Fluorite (CaF2) middle element, resulting in color correction that is optimized for visual use and imaging. This oil-spaced triplet design in combination with multi-layer coatings on all surfaces of the objective ensure maximal light transmission.
  • The objective is housed in an aluminum cell, providing for excellent thermoregulation properties while remaining lightweight and strong.
  • The optical assembly sits in a lightweight aluminum tube that utilizes anti-reflective coating and sharp-edged baffles throughout the interior and forget about collimation – after the scope leaves TEC, no adjustment is required.
  • Further, the crisp all white assembly projects the elegant, handcrafted quality that TEC is known for. Expect deep contrast and rich, natural color out of this compact and timeless design.
  • Each APO160FL F/7 comes equipped with a Starlight Instruments FTF#3545 Feather Touch Focuser that was designed in collaboration with TEC. This is Starlight Instruments’ largest rotating focuser with coarse and fine focusing 9:1 Planetary Reduction Assembly.
  • The 2” locking metal collet is insensitive to temperature fluctuations and holds loads with high precision and concentricity. 
  • Available for purchase as a Binocular Telescope. This requires the purchase of 2 APO160FL F/7.
  • Able to accommodate a wide variety of eyepieces and mounts.

In classic refractor fashion, the TEC APO160FL F/7 is a no compromise, no frills design that lets the wonders of nature speak for themselves. The TEC APO160FL F/7 costs $12,500, including an initial $3,000 refundable deposit.

Recommended Accessories;

  • Precision adjustable Tube Rings
  • 12” Dovetail Plate and Carry Handle facilitate easy transportation and fit seamlessly with most mounts. The larger size fits effortlessly with our larger models.
  • Focal Reducer Corrector converts the F/7 Ratio to F/6.2 with a 115mm back focus.
  • 10×60 Baader Vario Finderscope with a TEC Finder Bracket and Base for Telescope mounting.