August Skies and Smashed Eyepieces!
We can fix any current production eyepiece and many oldies as well. How many eyepiece manufactures can say that?
With a few exceptions, we have parts to cover a wide history of Tele Vue eyepiece models from current back to the first Wide Field, Nagler, and even original Plössl models. Around Tele Vue, that darkened corner of the warehouse is affectionately known as “Dave’s Boneyard” since he was the one mainly responsible for weeding through eyepiece shipments making sure that only those up to our quality control standard saw the light of night.
Two back-to-back events of interest to sky-watchers happen in mid-August.
On the evening of August 17, Venus will be at its greatest Eastern Elongation. This means it will be furthest east of the Sun and highest in the sky tonight before slowly drawing closer to the Sun and horizon each day after. Venus is the only classical planet that will be growing in apparent size this month.
We’re constantly getting letters, notes, and comments from our customers. Here is a recent one we’d like to share with you.
Brian Hagenbuch, in Maryland, was excited to tell us how it was going with his recently purchased Tele Vue TV-85. He uses our Tele Vue 20mm Plössl and 4.5mm Delos eyepieces with the scope. Besides “enjoying my views of many open clusters, a few nebulae, the moon, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn,” he commented on using the setup for solar work.
He closes by paying tribute to our decades-long design goals for amateur equipment.
- Tele Vue TV-85 telescope (mobile site)
- Tele Vue Sol-Searcher (mobile site)
- Tele Vue Starbeam (mobile site)
- Tele Vue Eyepieces (mobile site)
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