The Televue-76 combines the Pronto's compact size with the APO optical performance of the Televue-85. The 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 5.5-degree rich-field with delicate jewel-like stars.
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. The diagonal itself is known for its legendary full 99% reflectivity properties and permitting the use of long focal length 2" eyepieces. Whether you're pushing beyond the theoretical magnification limits of 160x or taking your breath away with incredibly low power, picture window views of the heavens, the TV-76 is there to deliver.
The Televue-76 isn't only a night owl. You'll love this telescope for bird watching and nature studies, too. The included 20mm TeleVue Plossl eyepiece provides outstanding scenic views - from the nesting eagles to the sailing ships. The small size and light weight of the TV76 permit the use of lighter-duty tripods for easy field carrying and transportation, making it an ideal companion for nature hikes, vacation trips, and travel. The padded shoulder bag provides protection and room for the scope and six eyepieces, and this true rich field telescope can even be considered "carry on" luggage.
As incredible as the Televue-76 performs, it the lasting qualities that count when it comes to making a serious scope investment. Not only is the TV76 a work of optical art - but mechanical as well. The 2" rack and pinion focuser was designed with a brass, non-marring clamp ring instead of a single set screw. Not only will this hold your accessories more securely in place, but it won't mar the barrel of your prized optics - and neither will the 1.25" adapter. The focuser glides smoothly and cleanly, with just enough tension to keep from making corrections too quickly - yet loose enough to keep from feeling "stiff" in cold weather. By including simple standard equipment such as split-ring tube holder and tripod adapter, you can easily mount it to an optional photo tripod or enjoy the optional lightweight and transportable Televue TelePod with your system.
By designing the tube with a split ring, photographers will love the Televue TV-76, because it can easily be moved in the adapter when balancing a camera and accessories. For those who are looking for an outstanding telephoto lens, optional Televue adapters will quickly turn the TV76 into a 480mm (9.6x) f/6.3 performer worthy of your best nature and sky shots. If you demand high-quality optics? This is the scope for you.
All Televue products are covered by a Five Year Worldwide Limited Product Warranty! Always be sure to save your original packaging materials should you need to return any Televue product for warranty or repair.