Tele Vue TV-85 Green
85mm, f/7, APO (Doublet) Refractor.
With APO performance and airline portability, the Tele Vue-85 has been delighting astronomy and birding enthusiasts and reviewers alike.
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.”
The Better View Desired website reviewer summed up the Tele Vue “experience” when he said he would choose the Tele Vue-85, “…to 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.
TV-85 telescope outfitted with Starbeam unit-power finder and Delos eyepiece. Panoramic Ash Mount with SkyTour computer, eyepiece caddy set and Air Chair (all optional)
Type: APO (Doublet) Refractor
Objective (mm): 85
Focal Length (mm): 600
Focal Ratio (f/#): 7
Length OTA (inch): 19
Length with diagonal (inch): 21.9 (with 2-inch diagonal)
Weight OTA/Std. Config (lbs): 5.95 / 5.95
Drawtube/Focuser: 2-inch, Focusmate dual-speed rack/pinion
Maximum Visual Field (deg.): 4.4 (with 2-inch 55mm Plössl)
Maximum Recommended Power (x): 225
Tele Vue Eyepiece Performance: View Eyepiece Chart
Soft Case Specifications
Dual hand-carry straps with padded palm closure.
Adjustable shoulder strap with pad.
Dual zippers on lid.
Ring Mount and Starbeam friendly.
Foam cutouts for Starbeam, 1 x 2″ eyepiece, & 5 x 1¼” eyepieces.
Approximate maximum exterior dimensions (excluding handles and strap): 23½ x 9 x 5½-inches (60 x 23 x 14-cm).
Approximate empty weight: 1.85-lb (0.8-kg).
In the Box
Sliding metal dew shield
Screw-on metal lens cover
Focusmate dual-speed focuser 10:1
Soft carry case
Manuals & Warranty
Tele Vue 5-Years Warranty
Tele Vue TV-85 Operating Guide