Televue - TV-85 Complete f/7 APO (Doublet) Refractor
- The Televue TV-85 is a superb travel scope, measuringonly 21.5" (546m m) in length and weighing 8 lbs.
- 23.6" (600mm) focal length combined with 3.35" (85mm) aperture produces an f/7 refractor capable of a limiting stellar magnitude of 12.1 with 1.36 arc seconds of resolution over a 4.4° field.
- The Televue TV-85 combines true apochromatic doublet lens performance with special dispersion low chromatic glass to produce stunning image sharpness and color.
- Each piece is precision machine crafted for lasting performance and this optical tube carries a rich, elegant finish.
The Televue TV-85 Complete includes: 2" Everbrite diagonal, 2" focuser, screw-in dust cap, 20mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25" adapter and custom soft carrying case.
The Televue-85 combination of the apochromatic doublet lens and the special dispersion glass come together in the genius of the Tele Vue design to provide a stunning 4.4° rich-field which will dazzle the vision with delicate jewel-like stars.
"Deep-sky and planetary views with the Tele Vue 85 were equally impressive. At 17x with the 35-mm Panoptic, stars in the open cluster M44 shone like diamonds against a dark background." -- Sky & Telescope Magazine
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 tube's textured, flat-black inner surface also suppresses reflections and helps deliver high-contrast images. The diagonal itself is known for its legendary full 99% reflectivity properties and for permitting 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 - 85 Complete 85mm, f/7, APO (Doublet) Refractor - Ivory|
|Manufacturer Part No||WXC-3370|