Tele Vue

Tele Vue 85 Package


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Includes Telescope, Mount, and Accessories

  • Tele Vue 85 refractor
  • Case for telescope and Accessories
  • Tele Vue Panoramic mount with ash tripod
  • TV85 Accessory kit including 3" clamshell, 2" diagonal, 1.25" Adapter, and 18.2mm DeLite Eyepiece

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, " 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, " 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.

Tele Vue Panoramic Advanced Mount w/Ash Tripod

The Tele Vue Panoramic™ Mount has now been upgraded to include a high quality ash wood Berlebach tripod and triangular wood accessory tray. Tripod legs are constructed from solid wood and offer a cradle height range from 28" to 46". The accessory tray easily attaches to leg spreaders via one attachment knob for additional rigidity. The head and handle are identical to the previous Paroramic Mount model. For Tele Vue's smaller telescopes, the Tele-Pod head that comes with the Panoramic™ Advanced Mount provides handy portability. As before, rubber tipped metal ground spikes are also included.

APO (Doublet) Refractor
(Elements/Groups: 2/1)
Objective (mm) 85
Focal Length (mm) 600
Focal Ratio (f/#) 7
Length OTA (inch) 18.5, from front to rear dust cap
Width OTA (dew shield) (inch) 4
Width OTA (main tube) (inch) 3
Width OTA (focus knob) (inch) 4.75
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


Mount Panoramic
Weight (lbs) 11.35
Height Range (ft) 2.3 - 4
Altitude Range (degrees) +85 to -17
Recommended Telescopes TV-76, TV-85
  • Sliding metal dew shield
  • Screw-on metal lens cover
  • Focusmate dual-speed focuser 10:1
  • Soft carry case