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TeleVue 85 Sold!

Price - $1,200.00

Ad Number: 121344

Posted: 16 Nov 2017

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A tough day for me. I need to sell most of my astronomy equipment. The exigencies of life, including financial obligations and a not yet resolved health scare (ticker isn't ticking correctly anymore), have caught up with me. It is time for me to find my "friends" new homes. Most of this equipment has been lovingly used but is still in almost new condition. Where this is not the case, I will do my best to note every flaw. I have always considered it an honor to be part of the amateur astronomy community, and I will do whatever I can to guarantee your satisfaction.

I must put up my ivory-colored TeleVue 85 for sale, serial number 3033. I am the original and only owner. I purchased it sometime around 2009. It is an absolute gem. I have used this scope a bunch, yet there is not a scratch on it. The same could not be said for the soft carry case; it's zipper failed and thus went to an early grave a few years ago. So, keep in mind that this package will be for the scope only, though I'll toss in a dovetail for free (Vixen or Losmandy, your choice).

This is the best TeleVue 85 I have ever looked through. To my eye, there is no false color. It has the classic 2" single-speed focuser, and focus snaps to view with ease.

I have ten pictures of the scope, but I'm not so hot with computers. It seems that my photo sizes are too big to be uploaded or, if uploaded, the images are upside down or sideways. (I did get one to post right this time. That's improvement!) If you are interested in this scope, please send me an email address, and I'll send you the pictures I took yesterday.

Because my situation is what it is, I'm only asking $1200 for this telescope. Buyer pays shipping, and I will have it custom packed by FedEx or UPS. However, I'm in Las Vegas. Come to Sin City and pick up this great scope.

Contact me by message. I'll be happy to give you my email and phone number upon request and will answer any questions you may have.

Douglas Nelson


  • Condition Very Good
  • Location Las Vegas

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