F/7 Refractor, Green or Ivory tube, Eyepiece 20mm Plossl, 2″ Everbrite Diagonal, 1.25″ adapter, Carry case.
85mm F/7 Brass Refractor kit w/brass clamp ring, 20mm Plossl, 2″ Everbrite Diagonal, 1.25″ adapter, Carry case $2,285.
TeleVue 85mm Green Optical Tube Only $1,680.
I purchased this great telescope 2 years ago when they first came out. With its excellent optics I did a star test which was almost perfect, with just slight under correction. I found very little false color when viewing the moon. This TeleVue Telescope will stand up to several other telescopes in this price range due to its excellent optics.
There was good definition on Saturn and Jupiter, both showing subdued color. Deep sky views were excellent, I scanned many of my favorite objects. First up was M27 (Dumbbell Nebula) which was stunning with this TeleVue telescope, it showed sharp and detailed structure. I also viewed M8 (Lagoon Nebula), M20 (Trifid Nebula) and M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) all with very good results.
This type of telescope makes you proud to own one, this telescope has a very large and happy following. You will not see any bad reviews on this TeleVue telescope. It is super portable and easy to set up. I have found people will use a telescope of this type a lot more than they would a large heavy scope that requires time to set up.
TeleVue-85 is an air spaced doublet APO
- f/7, 600mm focal length.
- It comes supplied with a soft carrying case.
- 20mm Plossl eyepiece.
- Ring mount.
- Sliding dew shield.
- Machined front cover.
- 2″ rack and pinion focuser.
- 2″ Everbrite star diagonal with a 1- 1/4″ adapter.
- The length is 21.5″ and weight approximately 8 lbs.
TeleVue Telescopes Recommendation
The 85mm TeleVue telescopes are an excellent choice for anyone wanting excellent optics and the versatility that 85mm will give. Adorama has the full selection of the Tele Vue 85mm plus other TeleVue telescopes to choose from and they occasionally sell (used) TeleVue, so keep an eye out for them.