At the beginning of the year, in honor of Tele Vue’s 40th year, we asked you to tag your social media images taken with or taken of Tele Vue equipment with the hashtag #televue40. You did so and there are too many images to highlight them all, but we’ll bring you a few at a time though these blog posts.
Our “ruby anniversary” year coincided with the Great American Eclipse —the dominant astronomical event of the year. So many of the #televue40 images featured prominence, sunspots, and the eclipsed sun .
Stephen Pizzo’s Tele Vue Powermate Solar Images
You’ll find a profusion of Tele Vue Powermate™ images of the Sun on Stephen Pizzo’s Instagram wall “Longtech.elsewhere”.
Like many of you, our staff spread out along the line of the eclipse to view and image this awesome event.
Tele Vue and the Pedaling Astronomer Project
The brainchild of Astronomy Technology Today magazine editor Gary Parkerson, the Pedaling Astronomer Project had Gary bicycling through the lower 48 states to share telescope views with the public. This required a light-weight scope to pack along and our Tele Vue TV-60 was a natural choice.
Gary was interviewed by the Weather Channel and local stations before and during the eclipse. Some of you may have seen the live eclipse images on a smartphone screen made with the TV-60 and Tele Vue FoneMate™.