The Tele Vue 76 OTA Ivory 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 2″ Everbrite diagonal produce natural stellar and planetary color rendition even at the highest useful powers.
Small size and lighter weight permit the 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.
If your interests crossover from astronomical to spotting or birding, and you demand the ultimate in portable performance the Tele Vue-76 is always waiting to deliver.
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New Accessory Kit from Tele Vue includes the following items
EDE-18.2 18.2mm Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece
RS3-8003 3″ Ring Mount
APB-1008 Telescope Balance Aid
DSF-8002 2″ 90° Tele Vue Everbrite – Satin
ASF-8125 2″ – 1.25″ Adapter – Satin Hi-Hat
TV-76 OTA IVORY Specifications
|Type||APO (Doublet) Refractor (Elements/Groups: 2/1)|
|Focal Length (mm)||480|
|Focal Ratio (f/#)||6.3|
|Drawtube/Focuser||2-inch, Focusmate dual-speed rack/pinion|
|Length OTA (inch)||14.5|
|Length with diagonal (inch)||17.4 (with 2-inch diagonal)|
|Weight OTA/Std. Config (lbs)||5.1 / 7|
|Maximum Visual Field (deg.)||5.5° (with 2-inch 55mm Plössl)|
|Maximum Recommended Power (x)||200|
TV-76 Soft Case Specifications
- The custom fitted case fits TV-76.
- Dual hand-carry straps with padded palm closure.
- Adjustable shoulder strap with pad.
- Dual zippers on the lid.
- Ring Mount, Digital Indicator, and Starbeam friendly.
- Foam cutouts for Starbeam, 1 x 1¼” or 2″ eyepiece, and 3 x 1¼” eyepiece.
- Approximate maximum exterior dimensions (excluding handles and strap): 20 x 9 x 6-inches (51 x 23 x 15-cm).
- Approximate empty weight: 1.75-lb (0.8-kg).
From Birder’s World roundup of fifteen birding scopes (including Swarovski, Zeiss, Nikon, Kowa, Pentax, Leica, and Questar) by Stephen Ingraham
“Tele Vue-76 offers the sharpest view of any field scope I have ever used, effortlessly reaching powers and distances that are well beyond the capability of any conventional scope. When I am out in the field with it, I always gather a long line of people waiting to see what the bird really looks like.”
— Ingraham, S. “Sizing Up Scopes”. Birder’s World (Feb. 2004).
Excerpts from David Healy’s Astronomy review of September 2002
When used as a rich-field scope for deep-sky viewing, the TV 76 excels. With a long focus eyepiece in the 2-inch diagonal, the scope offers impressive views of “showpiece” objects that are too large in angular diameter to fit into the smaller fields of view of larger telescopes. Under a dark Arizona sky, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) shows its full 3° extent, including its central dust lanes and two companion galaxies — M32 and NGC 205. Dozens of stars in the Pleiades cluster look like sparkling diamonds scattered on black velvet.
— Healy, D. “Have Scope Will Travel”. Astronomy (Sept. 2002). Full Review.
Birding review excerpt from Better View Desired / Reference Standard Tele Vue 76mm APO article
The view through it puts all the standard scopes in the shade. It is as bright, as sharp, as detailed as we have come to expect from Tele Vue products. I have had it out in the field on a regular basis over the past few months and it never fails to provide an impressive view of the bird.— “Tele Vue 76 mm APO”. Better View Desired (March 2002). Full Review.