Beautiful scopes you have!
Thanks for doing a comparison photo. It's nice to get to see the relative size of all these scopes!
I think if I could get one more refractor it would be a TV-76. Seems like the perfect compromise between portability and aperture.
That was my conclusion, so I bought one.
I was right.
Thank you zjc26138, with pleasure! I enjoy looking at pictures of telescopes and observing equipment, so I try to contribute too by sharing photos of my gear.
I always wanted a Pronto telescope for its compact size, excellent build quality and its aesthetics, but when I was in a position to afford a small Tele Vue doublet I went for the TV-85 instead (for its additional aperture) and in the 12 years that I have owned it has become my most used telescope! Even so, I could never let go of my fascination for the smaller TV scope and last year anticipating my impending shortage of disposable income I made a final effort and purchased a TV-76 and a TV-60 as my ultimate grab and go scopes. A year later I know that I made the right decision (just like Spikey 131!) and currently the TV-76 is my most used telescope complemented nicely by the little TV-60. I still keep the TV-85, but now it’s my dedicated travel scope.
One thing that I have learned after owning both telescopes (TV-76 and TV-85) is to never question an observer’s preference for either model because both have pros and cons depending on the point of view, to each their own and everyone is happy!
Edited by Castor, 25 September 2019 - 01:08 AM.