Tele Vue 76 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory)

Tele Vue 76 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory)

Tele Vue 76 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory)

B&H # TETV76CIQ MFR # WXF-3064

Product Highlights

  • Apochromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 480mm, f/6.3
  • 3.0"/76mm Objective
  • Dual-Speed 10:1 Focuser
  • 20mm Plössl Eyepiece
  • 2" Mirror Diagonal
  • Fully Multicoated
  • Made in USA
  • Requires Mount & Tripod
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Color: Ivory

Tele Vue 76 3.0


Tele Vue 76 3.0

Tele Vue TV-76 overview

  • 1Description

The Tele Vue-76 Complete 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory) from Tele Vue is a leading classic in the stellar field of high end serious sky watching. Tele Vue's craftsmanship and optical excellence is legendary. This APO doublet refractor offers a 480mm focal length with f/6.3 in a precision crafted instrument. The traditional Tele Vue-76 telescope has been upgraded with a Focusmate dual-speed 10:1 rack and pinion focuser. A combination of focal length, aperture and field of view renders this scope a first choice for both celestial and terrestrial viewing.

The Tele Vue-76 Complete bundles a Tele Vue Plössl 20mm eyepiece and an Everbrite 90° mirror diagonal with the telescope. The 2" diagonal is provisioned to accept a 1.25" eyepiece with the included adapter. A sliding metal dew shield, screw-on metal lens cover, tube ring-mount with mounting threads and a Tele Vue Telescope Balance Aid make a very practical telescope package with only the addition of a mount and tripod necessary. The spiffy, soft, carrying case completes and complements the Tele Vue-76 Complete 3.0"/76mm Refractor.

The apochromatic refractor is the telescope design which produces the greatest breathtaking contrast and resolution, and Tele Vue doesn't skimp on the engineering. It won't deliver the light gathering capacity per dollar of Newtonian reflectors nor the portability for aperture of a Schmidt-Cassegrain. What it does deliver are views to be envied by both, with the darkest of background sky and the sharpest, widest fields imaginable. Combined with Tele Vue eyepieces, the experience cannot be bested by anything one would consider portable.

APO doublet refractor with 1 group of 2 elements
Soft, padded, shoulder bag allows convenient and stylish transportation
Sliding metal dew shield and screw-on metal lens cover add protection and shielding to the telescope
Tele Vue Telescope Balance Aid APB-1008 moves the center of gravity forward to help balance heavier eyepieces
Focusmate dual-speed 2" rack & pinion focuser 10:1 with a 1¼" eyepiece adapter and a brass clamp ring
Adjustable ring mount with ¼-20 tapped holes for standard photographic tripods or optional Tele Vue mountings
Everbrite 2", 99%, 1/10-wave, mirror diagonal with brass clamp ring imparts correct visual orientation and reduced neck strain
Fully multicoated optics provide multiple layers on all air to glass surfaces for a brighter, higher-contrast image with less eyestrain
Tele Vue Plössl 1.25" 20mm eyepiece provides a 50° Apparent Field of View, 14mm eye relief, 24x magnification, 3.2mm exit pupil and an FOV of 106.9' @ 1000 yds
Short, fast focal length of 480mm f/6.3. Besides the primary use as a photo/visual telescope it is also suited for lower-powered and wide field terrestrial views
In the Box
Tele Vue 76 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory)
  • Plossl 20mm Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Telescope Balance Aid dyrfbsqvycufuv
  • 2" to 1.25" Adapter - Allows Using 1.25" Devices in 2" Focusers
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Sliding Metal Dew Shield
  • Screw-On Metal Lens Cover
  • 2" 90-Degree Everbrite Mirror Diagonal
  • Tube Ring-Mount with Mounting Threads
  • 2" Focusmate Dual-Speed Focuser 10:1
  • 5-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Tele Vue TV-76 specs

    Optical Design Apochromatic refractor
    Optical Lens Diameter 3.0" / 76 mm
    Focal Length 18.9" / 480 mm
    Focal Ratio f/6.3
    Maximum Useful Magnification 200x
    Maximum Visual Field 5.5°

    with 2-inch 55mm Plössl

    Resolving Power 1.5 arc-sec
    Mount Type Adjustable ring mount
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" with included 1.25" adapter
    Finderscope Not included
    Tripod Not included
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability None
    PC Compatible None
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 14.5" / 36.8 cm
    with 2" diagonal: 17.4" / 44.2 cm
    Weight OTA: 5.1 lb / 2.3 kg
    Standard Configuration: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.2 x 11.5 x 8.25"

    Tele Vue TV-76 reviews

    76 3.0"/76mm Refractor Telescope (Ivory) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from TeleVue 76 refractor telescope This is my second TeleVue refractor. I got a TV-85 about fifteen years ago. I wanted something of high quality and smaller / more portable. This certainly fit the bill for quality and smaller, but the portability and weight are not a lot different from the TV-85. Neither are the performance and quality of optics. This 76 is a gem, but it is not lightweight and it is not suited for a camera tripod. It is built like the proverbial 'tank' and is of the very highest quality. I have used it on lunar observing mostly since I got it. The weather has not been great for deep sky, wide field night viewing. It is as superb as expected--extremely sharp and bright. No aberrations visible to my eyes. It is best mated with Tele Vue eyepieces. Highly recommended. You certainly get what you pay for here. As always, B & H service is of the highest order.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
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