Support Astromart! | Log In | Help
Astronomy NewsTelescope ClassifiedsTelescope AuctionsTelescope Articles & ArticlesTelescope Articles & ReviewsTelescope and Astronomy ForumsAstronomy Events Calendar
View Categories
Browse By Location
Place A New Ad
Display Preferences
Search Classifieds

User Name:


Save Login
New to Astromart?
Register an account...

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Help & FAQ
Astronomy Links
User Profiles
Top Users List
RSS Feeds

Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Eyepieces > Classified #238669

For Sale: Televue Nagler 20mm Type 2, LNIB

Please Log In to view the details for this classified ad.
Don't have an Astromart account? Click here to create one

Televue *Nagler 20mm Type 2* eyepiece
The "hand grenade" and the ocular that Al Nagler is posed beside in his famous tongue-in-cheek advertisement photo. It was and remains a supreme achievement. It will absolutely knock your socks off. Ocular is LNIB w/ end caps & box. Purchased from OPT 6 years ago for $399. I would like to fetch in the $300 - $350 range considering it's pristine condition. All reasonable offers over the next few days will be considered.

Background information on the TeleVue Nagler 20 mm Type 2
($535 list, about $425-$450 street)

Awesome eyepiece. The 20 mm Nagler is the flagship of the TeleVue line, and its most expensive eyepiece by a healthy margin (until the even more expensive Type 4 and Type 5 eyepieces came out in 1999.) Performance is simply incredible, and you should consider upgrading your visual back, diagonal, and focuser to 2" capability just so you can use one!

Again, there is serious competition from TeleVue itself from the 22 mm and 27 mm Panoptics, which are great eyepieces in their own right. The Panoptics are slightly cheaper but the Naglers have a larger FOV, are brutally sharp out to the field stop, and do not suffer from the pincushion distortion effect of the Panoptics.

Make no mistake, the 20 mm Nagler is a magnificent optical achievement, and offers jaw-dropping views. Looking through its huge, picture-window lens, it seems to take the telescope "out of the way," enough to make its lucky owner forget all about equipment, telescopes, and eyepieces for a while. That's the highest compliment I can give.

This eyepiece was discontinued sometime in 1999. It's been replaced by the 22 mm Nagler Type 4 which is considerably more expensive than this.

Back to Listing

All times are in (GMT-8:00) Pacific Standard Time Zone  
Astronomy News | Telecope Classifieds | Telescope Auctions | Telescope Reviews | Telescopes | Telescope and Astronomy Forums | My Account | Help | RSS