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Quote:Thanks for the review from another Tele Vue fan. The 85 has always seen the most time from all the scopes I've owned. I just enjoy using it due the combination of sharpness in viewing and my general perception of its built quality.
Quote:TV85 is a good scope,i very admire this design of Al naglar.
Quote:Jeff, May I ask about the Solar filter you are using with the 85? ThanksKen
Quote:3) Color Correction. Both scopes were pretty close on color correction. It's pretty hard to say which one was better. I'd almost guess that they are using similar coatings. Both are F7 doublets. Maybe the TV85 was slightly better, but I think both did very good.
Quote:I think that makes sense Jon. Both are good scopes. As I have noticed in this hobby, you can usually get 90% of a capability for 1/2 or 1/3 the cost. I do think at $1000 used the tv85 would be a great deal. I have seen a few go for that used lately.
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Quote:well...at least my scope the optics were clearly better in the televue. Meaning, the star test on the televue was equal on both sides a looked great. The 80mm wasn't the same on both sides, but close. Certainly not bad, but not as good. Again, we're talking two scopes here and my star testing.
Quote:Well that is interesting. But that also supports my observations between the two scopes. The in-focus stars seemed a little sharper in the TV85. And that was more evident during the bright star testing.
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