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Tele Vue TV-76 White OTA Telescope

SKU : TE-WXO-3065

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  • 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.

     

  • specifications

    Aperture76 mm (3")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2 Inch Nosepiece
    Dawes Limit1.53 arcseconds
    Focal Length480 mm
    Focal Ratiof/6.3
    Free ShippingYes
    Limiting Magnitude13.2
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
    Tube Diameter95mm
    Tube Length368mm
    Tube Weight5 lbs
    Warranty5 Year Warranty

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    02/11/2009
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    For those of you who were interested in the optical performance of the Tele Vue 85 reviewed in the last issue of BVD, but were put off by the size and weight, what if I were to tell you that you could get 99% of the daylight optical performance of the 85 in a package that is significantly smaller and lighter. Tele Vue has introduced a 76 mm APO scope. As you can see from the photo it is quite a bit smaller. What you can't see is the weight difference, which is just about three and a half pounds. What is the trade off? The 76, as equipped here for the field, won't take the massive 2 inch mount eyepieces like the Panoptic on the 85 in the photo (you can mount the 2 inch diagonal but it would add significantly to the weight. Still, with the 1.25 inch Radian eyepieces, or the Tele Vue zoom, the image in the 76 is hard to distinguish from the image in the 85, at least during terrestrial viewing (as in looking at birds anywhere from dawn to dusk. The 76 is still bigger and heavier than the largest conventional 80 mm scopes, but the view through it puts all the standard scopes in the shade. It is as bright, as sharp, as detailed as we have come to expect from Tele Vue products. I have had it out in field on a regular basis over the past few months and in never fails to provide an impressive view of the bird. It is a bit heavier than the Ranger (which was specifically designed for field work, but provides both better sharpness and brightness. Certainly, unless my primary use of the scope (or a strong secondary use was going to be astronomy, I would choose the 76 over the 85 for birding. A very impressive accomplishment, and a fine birding scope for those who dare to be different...and who are dedicated to the best view of the bird possible. --Better View Desired Review