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Tele Vue Blog: Meet the Amateur Astronomers at Tele Vue Optics #1

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#1 Stars4jon

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 07:43 AM

Tele Vue Optics was founded by an amateur astronomer, Al Nagler, and it is no surprise that amateur astronomers have been drawn to fill the ranks of Tele Vue employees. In this week’s blog, we meet one of the amateur astronomers at Tele Vue: Jon Betancourt (Customer Care). Hey, that's me! 

 

Jon is a Chicago native born and raised. Before joining Tele Vue Optics, he worked for 8-years on the retail side of amateur astronomy, splitting his time between 20/20 Telescopes outside Chicago and Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes in Los Angeles. In this blog post we interview Jon about the “many hats” he wears at Tele Vue headquarters.

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Meet the Amateur Astronomers at Tele Vue Optics #1

 

 

Caption for the photo below: Tele Vue-NP127is image of Saturn by Jon Betancourt. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Imaged using the Tele Vue-NP127is APO (Nagler-Petzval) Refractor with Tele Vue 5x Powermate image amplifier and Canon 60D DSLR camera. Stack of best 40% of frames from a 2-minute video. The scope used was the prototype NP-127is with the serial number 1001. It had previously been used by Stephen James O’Meara in Hawaii for volcanic observations.

 

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:13 PM

Enjoyed reading about Jon. About a year ago he cleaned my TV 3-6 zoom. Had a nice phone conversation as well before and after sending in my eyepiece for service.
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Posted 29 September 2020 - 11:34 AM

 

Stephen James O’Meara in Hawaii for volcanic observations.

He is definitely an expert on volcanoes.


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