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Old 22-11-2023, 01:14 PM
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Tele Vue Ranger & Tele-Pod

Considering selling my Ranger and Tele-Pod. Both in very good condition.



Aperture: 70mm
Focal length: 480mm
Focal ratio: f/6.8
Weight: 1.5kg

The basic ota package includes:

- optical tube
- 76mm rings*
- Vixen dovetail (not the one pictured)
- Tele Vue Qwik Point red dot finder (not pictured)
- screw-in 77mm rubber lens hood (after market)

*I don't have the original sliding rail, hence the rings.

Price for the above package is $475.

Optional Upgrades/Extras

I prefer optical finders over red dots so I bought a Tele Vue finder bracket for $99 (https://www.bintel.com.au/product/te...lease-bracket/), a Skywatcher 6x30 right angle finderscope ($99) and a laser pointer bracket ($30) to make the finder low profile so it's closer to the eyepiece. Can include these for an additional $100.

The diagonal and eyepiece pictured are not included. However, the William Optics dielectric diagonal can be included for an additional $100.

Tele Vue soft case (the type that came with the Pronto/TV-76). I bought this separately as the Ranger didn't come with a case. The foam is still functional and can hold the scope, finder and several eyepieces (see pics). Price for case is $50.


This mount is perfect for the Ranger or other smaller scopes. I added an ADM dovetail adapter so the mount can take a scope with a V or D size dovetail. https://www.admaccessories.com/produ...elevue-mounts/

The Tele-Pod has a quick release function where you can easily remove the head from the tripod without any tools - great for when you want to transport it.

Tele Vue handle is included.

Asking $525 for the Tele-Pod with ADM adapter.

Preference will be given to someone that wants the whole package. Am prepared to sell separately since I can post the Ranger but not the mount. I won't sell the mount before the scope.
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Old 25-11-2023, 09:38 AM
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