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Intermediate
Tele Vue-85 f/7.0 Apochromatic Doublet Refractor Telescope
$2,425.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 11/29/2014

  • A superb apochromatic Tele Vue refractor small enough to take almost anywhere, but big enough to provide excellent views
  • 85mm (3.5") aperture optics and moderate f/7.0 focal ratio yields great views during the day and at night
  • 4.4° field of view and true-color optics make the Tele Vue-85 a great astrophotography telescope too
  • Dual-speed 2" rack-and-pinion focuser provides 10:1 fine-focus for dialing in details
  • Includes a 99% reflectivity 2" Tele Vue Everbrite diagonal, 1.25" eyepiece adapter, 20mm Tele Vue Plossl 1.25" eyepiece, thread-on objective cap, clamshell tube ring, and die-cut foam-lined soft carrying case


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Item #  09726
Mfg Model #  WXF-3371

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.    
 

Warranty

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.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Magnification
    30x
  • Optical diameter
    85mm
  • Focal length
    600mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/7.0
  • Field of view - angular
    1.6°
  • Field of view - linear
    87.5 ft./1000 yd
  • Exit pupil
    2.8mm
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    30x
  • Resolving power
    1.40arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    11x
  • Highest useful magnification
    225x
  • Eyepiece angle
  • Finder scope
    None
  • Focuser
    2" Rack-and-pinion
  • Camera adaptable
    Yes
  • Tripod adaptable
    Yes
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    19.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    6.1 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Sliding metal dew shield, screw-on metal lens cap, 2" Everbrite mirror diagonal, 20mm Plossl eyepiece, Tube ring mount, soft carry case
  • Warranty
    Five year

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

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after 1pm will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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