Beautiful ivory TV-76 (APO, 76mm aperture, f/6.3 - 480mm focal length). Purchased new in June 2002, I am the original owner, and have kept the entire set in immaculate "like new" condition. Optically the scope is in perfect condition; the surfaces have never been touched or cleaned and remain virtually dust free.
TV-76 has integral sliding dew shield with a machined thread-on front cap. Complete with Tele Vue soft case, Everbrite (dielectric coating) diagonal, clamshell mounting ring, balance aid, 2” to 1.25” adapter, and a Baader solar filter. The scope, diagonal, and eyepiece adapter are all compression ring type, very secure and won’t mar your eyepieces. It will ship in original box with the standard literature signed by Al and original “The Deep Sky Observer's Guide” by Phil Harrington.
This is an amazing telescope, the optics are the finest I’ve seen, true APO performance with stunning sharpness and contrast across an amazing 5.5 degree field of view. You should see the summer Milky Way through this scope! Jupiter and Saturn were breathtaking as well, with remarkable planetary performance for a 3” scope! As far as I’m concerned, this is the ultimate 3” APO refractor, extremely compact and ideal for travel, and a proven performer for terrestrial use too. Alas, I have to sell her to finance a larger astronomy project.
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