TeleVue-85 Evergreen - 85mm APO (Doublet) f/7 Refractor
- Sliding metal dew shield
- Screw-on objective lens cover
- 2” dual speed rack and pinion focuser
- Custom padded carrying bag
- 2” Everbrite diagonal, 2” to 1¼” eyepiece adapter
- Tube Ring Mount
- Telescope Balance Adapter
- 20mm Plössl eyepiece.
Tele Vue has been producing telescopes for terrestrial and astronomical use since 1985. The lightweight Tele Vue 85 APO has been rated tops for optics by the Cornell Ornithology Lab. You'll find rugged USA built quality along with versatility and optical excellence. In addition to the widest-angle views of any spotting scopes, and the photographic capabilities when used as fast telephoto lenses, every Tele Vue telescope is tested to perform to the theoretical ideal for high power observations. Your long-distance "microscope" for feather structure at 150x can also become your passport to the moon, planets, and stars.
The Televue TV-85 refractor combines true apochromatic doublet lens performance with special dispersion low chromatic glass to produce stunning image sharpness and color. The apochromatic performance of the new Nagler designed, fully multi-coated 2-element objective and 2" Everbrite diagonal produce natural stellar and planetary color rendition even at the highest useful powers. All air-to-glass surfaces in the Tele Vue 85 are multicoated to provide high transmission and virtually eliminate internal reflections. The optical tube itself has a textured, flat-black inner surface which serves to suppress internal reflections and helps deliver high-contrast images. The high quality diagonal a delivers a full 99% light transmission which permits the use of long focal length 2" eyepieces.
The Tele Vue-85's mix of aperture and small physical size makes it a wonderful "go anywhere, do anything," crossover instrument-with Tele Vue quality, of course. With APO performance and airline portability, the Tele Vue-85 has been delighting astronomy and birding enthusiasts and reviewers alike. "Eye-popping performance that raises the standard of excellence for highly portable instruments." Evaluation of double-stars, lunar detail, deep sky and photography were reported in Sky and Telescope as: "Truly awesome! ...Incredible!...the view almost blew me off my chair!..." The conclusion, "...an extremely powerful, compact instrument capable of delivering stunning images of the universe."
Objective: 85mm Aperture, APO Doublet Focal Length: 600mm Focal Ratio: f7.0 Max Visual Field: 4.4 degrees Weight / Length: 8 lbs /. 21 1/2 in. Complete Includes: Custom soft case, Screw-on lens cover, Sliding dew shield, Plossl eyepiece, 2" focuser, 2" Everbrite diagonal, 1-1/4" adapter (all fittings contain brass clamp ring style locks), Ivory Powdercoat or Evergreen Powdercoat, or Brass Finish
|Name||TeleVue - TV-85 Evergreen 85mm, f/7, APO (Doublet) Refractor|
|Caps||Objective lens cap|
|Carrying Case||Custom soft case|
|Eyepiece 1||20 mm Plossl|
|Eyepiece Apparent FOV||50°|
|Eyepiece Barrel Size||1¼"|
|Eyepiece Eye Relief||14 mm|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||30x|
|Focal Length||600 mm|
|Focuser||2" Focusmate dual speed, 10:1|
|Focus System||rack & pinion|
|Highest Useful Magnification||225x|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Multi-coated|
|Optical Design||APO Doublet Refractor|
|Star Diagonal||2" Everbrite|