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Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor

Stellarvue SVX152T Premier Apochromatic Triplet Refractor

Brand: Stellarvue
Item Number: SVX152T-35SV

Regular price $8,995.00 $8,995.00 On Sale

  • Estimated Arrival: Between Mar 04 and Mar 19. * ETA for USA only

    Shipping & Returns: Free Shipping with $100 purchase. Easy Returns. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of purchase.

    SVX152T Operators Manual: Click here for our online manual SVX152T

    This is Stellarvue's new Flagship 152 mm f-8 Apochromatic Triplet Refractor. The high Strehl FPL-53 Ohara triplet has a conventional front element, FPL-53 center element and Lanthanum rear element for extremely sharp and high contrast performance. The aluminum tube is power-coated in our Instrument White color and the dew shield has the Stellarvue logo engraved on it.

    UPDATE: We have received orders that are equal to the number of lens sets we currently have in production. We have begun our second run of these telescopes. The next 25 will start shipping this Fall. If you want one of these telescopes by then do not hesitate to order! This second run will fill fast!

    SVX series optics are rated at .98 - .996 Strehl with excellent optical correction for aberrations commonly seen in mass produced optics. To attain this level of optical accuracy it is usually necessary for us to go beyond machine polishing. Special tools are made and experienced opticians hand figure objectives here in our optical shop in Auburn California. While our former models (without the X designation) were all excellent coming in at .95 Strehl or higher, SVX series telescopes are even more exceptional, placing 98 - 99% of the light precisely where it should be. Stellarvue Premier (X) Series refractors are for the astronomer who recognizes the best when they see it. Each SVX series refractor comes with a Zygo interferometric test report taken in our shop, documenting the final accuracy of your objective!

    This is our highest resolution telescope which performs flawlessly as a visual or photographic instrument. To use it photographically, order the correct field flattener or field flattener/reducer (see below). Our massive 3.5" focuser has 3 7/8" of travel and holds even the largest/heaviest accessories without strain. The smooth 10-1 fine focus knob allows very fine focusing and may be outfitted with temperature compensating motorization. Since we are a telescope manufacturer, we can perform some customization. If you need a different type/brand focuser for example, simply call us and we can discuss modifying your SVX152T to meet your specific requirements.

    American machined rings are strong and stable, made of 6061-T6 aluminum precision cnc machined to exact tolerance. Cast rings can break, our rings never do.

    The telescope comes with our Losmandy-Style 13" D plate and a heavy-duty, American made Roadie-style case with wheels, a handle and solid 3/8" plywood walls (This is a durable and strongly padded hard case - it is not the typical cheap import case).

    Also included is our F50W2 finderscope with illuminated reticle eyepiece and R050FA Finder rings.

    Each lens is tested here to meet our APO Triplet standard with straight lines, .98 or better Strehl ratio and an excellent Airy disk. Using the best glass combined with highly accurate figuring and continuous testing throughout the process, this is as good as it gets.

    We are nearly out of lenses on our first run of 50 units. We will be starting our next run soon. So, order now if you want your telescope before summer or wait until the next run which we plan to complete this Fall. Updates are sent out regularly to those waiting.

    Your lens will be meticulously and individually hand figured here in Auburn CA to the highest optical standard. Performance of your lens will be documented here using our Zygo laser interferometer. This test report will certify the actual performance of your lens and will be provided with your instrument. These are the sharpest 6" apo lenses we have ever made and ever seen! All SVX152T lenses are .98 - .99 Strehl as measured at 100% on our 6" Zygo phase-shifting laser interferometer.

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    To image with this telescope at 1200 mm f-8, use the SFF4-152T-35SV photographic field flattener. A much larger SFF5-152 field flattener that will provide a 90 mm image circle is in progress and will be available when completed in 2019.

    To image at 900 mm f-6 use the SFFRR.72-152-48 photographic field flattener/reducer. A larger field flattener/reducer with a 52 mm image circle for use with the 152T is in progress and will be available when completed in 2019.

    The delivery date estimate shown refers to new orders placed now. Actual delivery dates may vary since each telescope objective takes a different amount of time to hand figure to perfection. The sooner you order, the sooner you will have yours.

    "I just took delivery of SVX152T s/n 004, and it was well worth the wait. Contrary to the first law of new telescopes, we had a brief interlude of clear skies with outstanding seeing. There were intermittent clouds forming so there was no time to dwell on any one object. I tended to associate “pinpoint stars” with marketing hype, but damn! This scope is awesome. The Orion Nebula revealed fine detail and the Trapezium stars were tiny dots. The Double Cluster in Perseus had that pearls on black velvet look and drew oohs and aahs from my wife and neighbors. Mars and Uranus presented well defined disks when viewed through the Stellarvue 4.7mm Optimus eyepiece. M1 was another interesting item that stood out clearly with good definition. However, the most telling observation I made was when I turned the SVX152T on Rigel with with the 4.7 mm Optimus. The scope really set up well with my Astro-physics Mach 1 mount and even at this high magnification I was dropping objects right in the center of the eyepiece. I selected Rigel because I want to see how the scope handled a really bright star. As expected, there was no chromatic aberration or distortion. Almost all of the light energy was concentrated on a tight point with a faint airy disk. I wasn’t even thinking about Rigel B, and I was stunned to see it pop out so clearly. This truly is a great scope. My thanks to Vic Maris and the Stellarvue team for producing such a fine instrument."

    Frank

    "There is a lot of misinformation around and it is good to read and see what is real. Until I had looked through my SVX152
    I had no idea and I own many other respected telescopes and even if they are pretty good they are really not in the same league."

    Kirk



    Free shipping: Order now and when ready the telescope will ship free to the lower 48 states only. Shipping will be either UPS or Fed Ex whichever has the lowest rate. You may either order online and pay full price or call us and place a phone order with a $500 deposit. Either way you will be placed in line when payment or deposit is received. We build these hand-crafted telescopes one at a time so the sooner you get on the list, the sooner you will receive yours.

    For more information contact us at (530) 823-7796 or email vic@stellarvue.com.

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Objective lens:
    Air spaced 152 mm, 1200 mm focal length (f-7.9) fully multi-coated, apochromatic triplet using a combination of Ohara FPL-53 extra low dispersion center element with a Lanthanum rear element. Lens is mounted in an adjustable temperature compensating

    Tube Assembly:
    All aluminum, Instrument White, fully baffled, 6 1/8" diameter tube. Telescope is 44 1/2" long with dew shield retracted and 52" long when extended.Dew Shield:Retracting aluminum dew shield that is 7 3/8" diameter and 11 3/4" in total length. Instrument white color, laser logo engraving and black anodized aluminum fittings.

    Weight:
    Optical tube assembly is 23.2 pounds. With rings and TP-13 Losmandy style rail added the total weight is 27 pounds.Focuser:Massive 3.5" focuser with 3 7/8" of travel. Fully rotating with finder scope shoe attached.

    Rings:
    Very heavy duty, American made cnc mounting rings using 6061 T6 aluminum plate. Five threaded 1/4-20 holes top and bottom spaced 1.5" and 60 mm apart with one in the center. 5 mm side hole for reflect finder mounting.

    Case:

    Heavy duty American made roadie style hard case made of 3/8" plywood, durable hard cover, handle and wheels.Finderscope:Stellarvue F50W2 correct image optical finder with rings included.

    Star Diagonal:
    Optional. Please note, you can purchase our 2" Quartz Dielectric diagonal upgrade for only $199 below. The upgrade diagonal is the same as the D1040Q deluxe dielectric diagonal but it does not come with a 1.25" adapter since the telescope already has

    Eyepieces:
    We recommend the complete Optimus Series for the highest performance.

    Photographic Field Flattener:
    Optional. SFF3-152 for shooting at f-8. .75X Flattener-Reducer in progress.

    Light Gain:
    471.5 times that of the naked eye.

    Color Correction (1-10):
    10Resolution:.76 Arc Seconds

    Maximum magnification:
    Depends on seeing conditions. There is no reason a high end, hand crafted Apochromat cannot be taken to 100X per inch under steady skies. SKU:SVX152TWidth:60.00 (in)Height:16.00 (in)Depth:16.00 (in)Shipping:Free Shipping
    Expected ship date for new order is 20th Dec 2019

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