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Televue Multi Purpost Telescope

Started by Mike Mandall, 08/23/2006 07:39PM
Posted 08/23/2006 07:39PM Opening Post
Just added a beautiful Televue MPT to my collection. Was wondering if anyone had any information on this early scope beyond what little is mentioned on the TV website and the one article I found on televues development which shows one picture of the scope.

Thanks,

Mike Mandall
Posted 08/24/2006 08:19AM #1
Hello there Mike,

A hearty congratulation on your very fine acquisition and a collector instrument the MPT truly is!!! Very few of the MPT were made.

You may find the details about this scope at
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4400065.html
(it used to be very accessible but now you'll have to create yourself an account though it said free ;-) to access the patent). This is the only scope that Uncle Al published the design for and gave much insight into what he did.

Ron B[ee]
Posted 06/18/2007 02:55PM #2
The Televue MPT was designed and sold in 1982 for $1975.00. It was originally designed to test Nagler eyepieces at the factory, and from what I understand, is still being used for that purpose today. The MPT is a 5" refractor @ F/4 that originally came with a 2" diagnal and 2 plossl eyepieces. Hope this info helps................................................Bob