TeleVue 76 mm f/6.3 APO (Doublet) Refractor Telescope
From astronomical, to spotting, to birding, the Tele Vue-76 combines compact size with the APO optical performance of the Tele Vue-85. Small size and lighter weight permit use of lighter-duty tripods for easy field carrying and transportation. The padded shoulder bag provides protection and room for the scope and six eyepieces. The TeleVue 76 mm f/6.3 APO Doublet Refractor makes a easily-portable wide field astronomical telescope, whether you are in your own back yard or at a dark site for a star party! This OTA is finished in a white color.
The expansive 5.5° rich-field drizzles your view with delicate jewel-like stars, while the APO performance of the Nagler designed, fully multi-coated 2-element objective and optional 2" Everbrite diagonal produce natural stellar and planetary color rendition even at the highest useful powers.
If your interests cross over from astronomical to spotting or birding, and you demand the ultimate in portable performance, the TeleVue-76 is always waiting to deliver those spectacular images you want. With an ultra-smooth heavy duty 2" rack and pinion focuser, with 10:1 fine focus, the Tele Vue 76 APO (total color correction) scope provides the finest color-free optical performance in a compact scope.
If you purchase an optional star diagonal, then the image is left-right reversed. For astronomical viewing, this diagonal permits the sharpest, brightest hi-power viewing, and also permits using 2" barrel eyepieces for the widest possible views, up to 11 Moon diameters (287' @ 1000 yards) wide. You may want to consider the optional 60° 1¼" mirror version for top comfort as well as image quality, or the optional 45° erect image diagonal which would be ideal for birding.
|Type:||APO (Doublet) Refractor - White finish|
|Focal Length:||480 mm|
|Focal Ratio (f/#):||6.3|
|Length OTA:||14.5 inches|
|Length with diagonal:||17.4" (with 2-inch diagonal)|
|Weight OTA/Std. Config:||5 lb / 5 lb|
|Drawtube/Focuser:||2-inch, Focusmate Dual-speed Rack & Pinion|
|Maximum Visual Field:||5.5° (with 2-inch 55 mm Plössl)|
|Maximum Recommended Power:||200 x|
|Includes:||Objective Dust Cover; soft Carry Bag|
|Tele Vue Eyepieces:||Optional; not included with OTA|