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Post by Mike Clarke »

Hi

Has anyone got or used a Tele Vue Everbrite diagonal.
Is it as good as they make out? I've read a couple of
reviews and have been put off by one account of the eyepiece
hole being slightly oval, making it difficult to take some eyepieces.

For half the price I can get a nice WO one. At the moment I'm
using an el cheapo Meade, which to be fair, does give very nice
bright images.
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If it serves your purpose, why not stay with what you have?
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brian livesey wrote:If it serves your purpose, why not stay with what you have?
Curiousity, I would guess. It drives progress. :wink:
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It also Killed the cat Joe :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Mike Clarke »

Hi

The cheapo Meade is going to live in Russia, so I need another
for the UK. The meade reflects around 92% of the light,
for an extra £14 I can get a Dielectric one (99%).

Just curious about the Tele Vue which uses a nonmetallic
coating, and if anyone can actually notice a difference
over the cheaper dielectric ones.
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Post by Michael Hezzlewood »

Hi Mike,

I've used TV and WO dielectric diagonals and they are both great. I'd be happy to use either, the WO is cheaper I think.
Currently I use the Tak 2" diagonal which is also superb but are pricey, as is anything Tak. I think there is a noticable difference in performance between these and the cheaper Chinese/Meade diagonals.
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Post by Mike Clarke »

Hi Mike

Many thanks for that, I've decided to go for the WO one. :)
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Post by Greyfriar »

Hi,

I have been using a 2" TeleVue Everbrite since 2001. It is superbly made and produces very sharp bright images that are head and shoulders above the 2" Celestron diagonal I also have. The down side is that I paid something in the region of £200 !

These days there are many more high quality diagonals readily available on the UK market. I doubt that there really is much difference in performance between the high end stuff, because most of it is made by the same Chinese manufacturers and then branded.

If I was looking to buy again, I would buy one of the well priced 'as new' TeleVues that are regularly advertised on e bay from private sellers (Dealers working on the side ?) based in the USA. An as new 2" Everbrite can be picked for less than half the UK retail price. Even with shipping, VAT and the Post Office handling fee added, you can still pick up a real bargain.

I recently purchased 8 TeleVue eyepieces from a 'private seller' in the USA, they arrived in perfect new condition, and I saved a small fortune... enough to buy a lovely pair of Fujinon 10x70s.

Anyway, good luck with whatever you choose and use :)

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Post by Mike Clarke »

Hi Greyfriar

Many thanks for the info. In the end I went for a WO
one. The Tele Vue is blinking expensive.

When it arrives, I will compare it against the other
and see if I can spot any difference.
Over the last two nights I've been testing my Meade
with standard coatings against one with UHTC,
and I can't see any difference. I've tried them on Jupiter,
double stars, DSO's and the faintest stars visible
and the standard one is just as good.

It's going to be interesting to see how well the WO compares.
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Post by Mike Clarke »

Michael Hezzlewood wrote:I think there is a noticable difference in performance between these and the cheaper Chinese/Meade diagonals.
Hi Mike

After a few nights of using the WO side by side with the Meade,
I can say that yes, there is a difference. The WO is a Keeper :D
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