The 3.5” aperture apochromatic optics of the Tele Vue-85 refractor, combined with its light weight of 8 lbs., and compact assembled length of about 22” with diagonal installed, makes it a wonderful go anywhere and do anything telescope. With true-color, apochromatic performance, wide 4.4° field of view, and airline portability, the Tele Vue-85 will delight astronomy and daytime-viewing enthusiasts alike.
The fully multi-coated, 85mm aperture, 2-element apochromatic objective doublet is capable of gathering ample light for gorgeous observations of the night sky. With 600mm focal length, the f/7.0 Tele Vue-85 refractor is capable of providing great views of both planetary targets and a bevy of brighter deep sky objects too. The telescope’s dual-speed Tele Vue Focusmate rack and pinion focuser makes it easy to dial-in fine details with a 10:1 fine-focus ratio. Each turn of the coarse adjustment knob equals ten complete turns of the fine-focus knob, so coaxing out just the right amount of focus is easy, and fun too!
The apochromatic telescope optics ensures every view will exhibit natural color rendition of stars and planets, even at very high magnifications. The interior of the Tele Vue-85 optical tube is flat-black and textured to minimize internal reflections and glare, resulting in clear, crisp, high-contrast images. With anti-reflection multi-coatings on every air-to-glass surface, the Tele Vue-85 refractor telescope provides very high light transmission for bright, detailed views during day or night. This versatile apochromatic refractor is built to perform admirably during daylight hours while observing distant birds and wildlife, or scanning and studying scenic landscapes. Of course, at night, this nifty refractor makes it a joy to explore the cratered Moon, bright planets, and many celestial objects beyond our solar system. The Tele Vue-85 refractor can also be used as a formidable astrophotography telescope, with its moderate f/7.0 focal ratio and 4.4° rich-field.
The Tele Vue-85 is a thoroughly accessorized refractor telescope. The included 2” Tele Vue Everbrite 90° diagonal boasts an astounding 99% reflectivity for maximum light transmission, and includes a step-down 2”-to-1.25” adapter for use with both 2” and 1.25” telescope eyepieces. An included 1.25” 20mm Tele Vue Plossl eyepiece allows you to view at 30x power right out of the box! Both the focuser and diagonal sport non-marring brass compression rings so that any eyepieces used are kept free of scratches and dings. A threaded metal objective cap lets you rest assured your telescope lens is safe from dust and dirt accumulation, and the included clamshell tube ring makes it a snap to attach the Tele Vue-85 to virtually any type of telescope mount or heavy-duty field tripod. The conveniently portable Tele Vue-85 and all included accessories fit nicely into the included foam-lined soft carrying case, which can be loaded into the overhead compartment of most airplanes, and has cut-outs to carry up to six telescope eyepieces.
This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.
Tele Vue-85 f/7.0 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
TeleVue 2" Everbrite 90° diagonal
1.25" Tele Vue 20mm Plossl telescope eyepiece
2"-to-1.25" eyepiece adapter
Clamshell tube ring mount
Thread-on objective cap
Soft carrying case with die-cut foam insert