Unlike others, Tele Vue prisms and mirror diagonals begin life as one solid chunk of metal-which is then continually refined to produce what you see before you now. This is a huge asset because there's nothing within the prism or diagonal which can unscrew and cause a heavy, expensive eyepiece to drop.
Tele Vue's Enhanced Aluminum diagonals provide 96% reflection, which is significantly better than many competing diagonals with standardized aluminum coatings. The bodies are machined from solid aluminum blocks, ensuring permanent alignment as well as not allowing heavy accessories to unscrew the body from the barrel.
90° Diagonals such as this render upright-but-laterally reversed images, which in turn gives a brighter image than if the device yielded an upright and laterally correct image. This is important when you're trying to muscle every last bit of magnification that you can out of your scope given the object's size, the scope's aperture and the seeing conditions.
- Brass fittings
- Anti-reflective threads increase contrast
- Perfectly matched threads to accept NebuStar & OIII filters