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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." In addition, experience "snap-to" focus thanks to Tele Vue's silky-smooth, dual-speed (10:1) Focusmate focuser. The TeleVue-85 is available in either Ivory or Green tube body colors.
|Type||APO (Doublet) Refractor
|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)||6.1 / 8|
|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|