They make nice refractors. I have a green & a brass Renaissance 85, the latter being an earlier model. Views through both are bright and clear.
I have the 76, A sweet scope. Televue makes a pretty decent scope their eyepieces, delos and nagler zoom, both of which have aren't too bad either. Joe
To everyone here, please let me translate / explain what I said in this quote above.
Pretty decent means a good quality scope both optically and mechanically. Speaking of my TV76, value to dollar, excellent. When I compare it to my 1999 Questar 7, on double stars with magnification equaled as best I could, views were about the same. Sharpness, clarity equal, brightness Televue. Eyepieces used were Brandon's. I was impressed. I called Televue that next morning, was lucky, talked to Mr Al Nagler and told him that he made a pretty decent scope. He said pretty decent?? I explained, just as I did here and we both laughed. He is a GREAT guy and a pleasure to to to. As is anyone from the Televue camp. I look forward to meeting those people at NEAF someday.
Now you know why I said pretty decent.
As for the 8MM Delos and the 3 - 6 zoom I have, so far the best eyepieces I own. Sharpness, clarity and FOV, they are there, provided seeing permits. Put the Nagler zoom in, dial it down pointing at the Moon, and I am orbiting the Moon.
Months ago I was going to get an AT72, I found the TV76 in stock, I'm glad I did. Televue is first rate in my book.
This is a story of actual events and my honest to goodness opinions, Joe