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Tele Vue Blog: Rodger W. Gordon’s Thoughts on the Tele Vue-85 and Questar 3.5″

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#1 Stars4jon

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 03:18 PM

Rodger W. Gordon has been an amateur astronomer since 1952 and has written over 300 articles for various amateur astronomy publications. Having owned hundreds of eyepieces, he has been known as the “Eyepiece King” of the hobby. In his long career, he has worked for Edmund Scientific, Vernonscope, Optical Techniques, and has consulted for Questar.

 

In this week’s blog, he views lunar craters in a Questar 3.5″ and Tele Vue-85 and gives us his comparison results. Read and share this blog using the shortened link:

 

Rodger W. Gordon’s Thoughts on the Tele Vue-85 and Questar 3.5″

 

 

 

Caption for the photo below: Al Nagler (“Dr. Dioptrx”) with his Tele Vue-85 and Questar 3.5″.

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 06:45 PM

Huh, well this is neat. I didn’t think spending a little casual scope time with Dad would wind up on a Televue blog or I’d at least have taken some pictures 😆. 

 

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 09:15 PM

100x and 110x are too low to bring out all the detail either scope is capable of showing.

 

Both of mine handle 200x easy on the Moon.

 

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:31 AM

I find the views with my Questar Standard B/B compares very nicely with my views using my Takahashi FC-76 F8 when looking at Jupiter and Saturn at around 200X. In fact just about a week ago I had first one and then the other out on two consecutive nights of similar seeing. 

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