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TeleVue TV-85 Apochromatic Optical Tube Assembly - White


SKU: WXO-3372
Manufacturer: TeleVue
Telescope Type: Apochromatic Refractor
Aperture (in.): 3.3 inches
Aperture (mm): 85 mm
Focal Ratio: f/7.5
Focal Length: 600 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude: 12.3
Focuser Type: Dual-speed rack and pinion
Focuser Size: 2-inch
Weight Fully Assembled: 8 lbs.


The TV-85 is an exceptionally portable and popular apochromatic refractor from Tele Vue. The Tele Vue-85's mix of aperture and small physical size makes it a wonderful "go anywhere, do anything, multi-purpose instrument. Combining apochromatic performance and airline portability, the TeleVue-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, " extremely powerful, compact instrument capable of delivering stunning images of the universe."

The Better View Desired website reviewer summed up the Tele Vue "experience" when he said he would choose the Tele Vue-85, " really enjoy the incredible beauty of the living birds... And, even now, every time I look at a bird through one of the exceptional conventional spotting scopes, I'll be thinking: 'I wonder what this would look like through the Tele Vue-85? I wonder what this bird really looks like?'" Yes, pure enjoyment of nature's beauty without awareness of a thing in between.


  • Sliding metal dew shield
  • Screw-on metal lens cover
  • Dual-speed focuser with 10:1 reduction
  • Soft carry case

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