As demonstrated at NEAF this year, this is the Stellarvue’s 130mm apo triplet with the highest sphero-chromatic correction. We handcraft each of these telescopes in California. They come with our cnc mounting rings, Feather Touch 3” dual speed focuser, 2” and 1.25” adapter and a heavy duty case. We are making a limited number of these telescopes now. The sooner you get on the wait list, the sooner you will get yours.
We are producing a limited number of these telescopes. After that it will take many months to meld additional glass and make additional lenses. Space is still available on this current run. This telescope is our latest and best air-spaced design using an FPL-53 center element to provide the highest level of color correction and extreme contrast. It will come standard with the Feather Touch 3” focuser and a heavy duty, thickly padded soft case that is far superior to the import hard cases on the market.
The Stellarvue SV130 telescope is our latest Advanced Series 5.11" high performance visual/photographic apochromatic refractors operating at f-6.6. These telescopes use an FPL-53 center element to provide the highest level of performance we can achieve. Astrophotographers may use one of several field flatteners and/or field flattener-focal reducers we are creating exclusively for this instrument and any sized astro camera on the market.
Fully multicoated apochromatic triplet objective: This telescope delivers the highest level of contrast and color correction we can produce in a five inch + apo. We use a proprietary lens design with each lens element carefully hand figured to achieve a very high Strehl ratio. Lenses are edge blackened and have an extreme Broadband, full multi-coating that will transmit light well above and below the visual spectrum, making them well suited for visual use and ccd imaging.
Aluminum tube and dew shield: The aluminum tube and dew shield comes standard in Instrument White. This is a durable, American powder coat finish. This telescope may also be made in custom colors including Stardust Blue or Midnight Stardust! Contact us for more informaton. The standard unit features a standard, solid, full length aluminum tube. But we can customize your tube to be smaller with a threaded, removable extension for wide field binoviewing. If you are interested in this version or would like more information simply contact us. Since we make these telescopes here, one at a time, we would be glad to customize one for you.
Internal tube treatment: The inside of the tube assembly is baffled and painted "ultra flat black" to cut down on excess reflections. The inside of the focuser has light blocking ridges. These ridges are painted ultra flat black, eliminating reflected glare.
3" Feather Touch focuser: The fully rotating, 3" Feather Touch focuser has 3.5" of travel and is large enough to work with our largest field flatteners. There is no need to ever go larger than this massive 3" focuser. This focuser features ultra-smooth coarse and fine focus knobs (10:1 Ratio), internal brake system, ultra-low backlash system.
Aluminum hinged rings: The SV and SVA 130’s come with two American made, cnc machined, hinged, aluminum mounting rings. Each ring has five screws top and bottom. Threaded holes are 1/4-20. There is one center hole, two holes spaced 1.5" apart and two holes spaced 60 mm apart. Use the optional TP-10 rail for telescope mounts using the Vixen style rail or use the optional TP6 for mounts that use the larger Losmandy style rail.
What else do you need? In addition to the supplied accessories, you will need a star diagonal, eyepiece(s), a mount, and a reflex or optical finder scope.
Two year warranty and Stellarvue Service: Stellarvue telescopes and accessories are covered by a two year warranty. But it does not stop there. Since we are a telescope maker, we can repair your telescope for a nominal fee years after it goes out of warranty, should you accidentally drop it on concrete or otherwise damage it. Buy a Stellarvue Telescope with confidence. We make them here and can fix them here. Our customer care is legendary.Light gathering and magnification power: The purpose of a telescope is to gather light and magnify the apparent size of the object being viewed. A 130 mm refractor gathers 345 times the amount of light of the naked eye. This will reveal faint objects in space. Magnification power (the increase in relative size of the object being viewed) is dependent upon the eyepiece being used. Different eyepieces provide different magnification powers. Since this telescope uses a highly accurate, hand figured objective lens and is triple tested in the USA, these telescopes are free of coma and astigmatism seen in many import telescopes. This provides sharper details when viewing at higher powers. Although Dawes limit states maximum power for telescopes under good conditions is about 307 power for a 130 mm telescope, you can exceed this power on a steady night. This is a true apo triplet capable of high power, when conditions permit. Check the Recommended Accessories section to make the best choice for eyepieces.