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bartine
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Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new
      #5628340 - 01/17/13 03:40 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

I had been looking for a 70-80mm short tube refractor to mount on a big truss scope as a ground based finder.

Instead, I got extremely lucky and found a very beautiful TeleVue Oracle 3. It might have been a penny or two more than what I was planning, but wow is it pretty!


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bartine
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Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: bartine]
      #5628346 - 01/17/13 03:44 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

There have been several write-ups on these.

This one appears to be perfect and came with the original diagonal and soft case.

As an added bonus it came with the original focuser and a Feather Touch TVRF Micro focuser.

Serial number 1536


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bartine
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Reged: 10/03/07

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Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: bartine]
      #5628365 - 01/17/13 03:52 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Looks nice on a Unitron 114 mount!

The scope is very solid for a 76mm scope. I like the length at F7.4.

I can't wait to try it out with Jupiter high in the heavens.

Of course, since I got the scope - 6 days of rain in a row with snow now in the forecast.

Maybe it will clear up this weekend.


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terraclarke
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Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: bartine]
      #5628539 - 01/17/13 05:42 PM

That is a lovely scope! You got a keeper there for sure. Congrats.

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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle [Re: bartine]
      #5629390 - 01/18/13 06:21 AM

That is one nice looking scope, LOL.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Darenwh
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Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5630668 - 01/18/13 10:12 PM

Very very nice.

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jjbird
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Reged: 01/17/06

Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: Darenwh]
      #5630781 - 01/18/13 11:11 PM

One of my favorite TeleVue scopes, very little CA, nice and portable. Nice find!

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bartine
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Loc: Potomac, MD
Re: Looking for an 80mm finder, found a TeleVue Oracle new [Re: jjbird]
      #5631734 - 01/19/13 03:15 PM

We finally had a clear still night last night.

Everything was tack sharp. No CA and very nice wide field views. The only limitation to magnification I could see was the Alt-AZ mount I have it on now. Stars were just pinpoint with a 27mm Panoptic or with a 4.8mm Nagler.

The gentleman I bought it from actually used to work at Company Seven - we had a very nice conversation.

It has been a while since I had a scope that was so nice and portable. All and all - a very nice evening for observing...


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