TeleVue 85
Having a Ranger for the past year, I knew I'd really like the TV-85. I just didn't know how much!
This scope is so clear and bright on both celestial and terrestrial objects, it's hard to describe it accurately.
On a good, steady night, detail on Jupiter, Saturn and the moon is quite astonishing for 85mm. I've had the scope up to
200x on the above objects with no problem at all, but that only on good night. Realistically, in my skies in Manhattan, 150-175x
is a more useable power. Splitting doubles is huge fun. Castor looks like a pick-up's headlights
coming at you on a country road at 200x. Nature viewing with the TV-85 is also quite an experience. I've found I even enjoy it more that I would have thought. Even looking at common birds
like Jays and Juncos is like seeing them for the first time. Not to mention hawks and waterfowl. The Ranger is a great little scope, but the optics on the TV-85 are simply in another league.
This scope is not cheap, but it is worth every penny! If you're on the fence about shelling outthis kind of dough (like I was), just buy it! I guarantee you won't regret it!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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