Jonathan Usher Reviews

TeleVue TV-60 APO Refractor

on October, 16th 2009



Amazing performance for its size

I recently purchased a TV-60, having read many good reviews praising its optical performance and portability. Having now used it for several observing sessions both at night and during the day I am astonished at the images this tiny scope provides. Last night I clearly saw Ios shadow transiting Jupiter at 120x and at 180x (which is beyond what many would say is reasonable magnification for a 60mm scope, yet somehow the TV-60 copes, without image breakdown). The combination of size, weight and superb optics leads me to use this telescope a LOT. Highly recommended (assuming you arent looking for a light bucket, of course!).