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The Stellarvue Access 102 mm telescope is your chance to own a high performance Super ED Apo at an affordable price! It uses a unique combination of materials to keep the cost down without sacrificing usability. The objective contains an apochromatic doublet using a combination of FCD100 and Lanthanum which will keep your image contrast high, and since every lens is aligned before shipment you can be sure that you’ll be getting color free visual performance, but without the higher price. With the 2.5 inch focuser you’ll be able to handle any combination of diagonal and eyepiece. Also, with the superior design of the rack and pinion focuser you can be assured of smooth yet stable drawtube travel.
Tube and dew shield: The Stellarvue Access 102 comes with an aluminum tube and dew shield that is finished in Instrument White. Fittings are black anodized aluminum. The dew shield retracts reducing the length of the telescope when being stored. Extending the dew-shield minimizes dewing of the objective at night and serves as a glare shade during the daytime.
Internal tube treatment: The inside of the main tube assembly is painted "ultra flat black" and is baffled to eliminate tube wall reflections.
2.5" Stellarvue visual/photographic focuser: Our new smooth and stable dual speed, 2.5” focuser provides a full 3.5" of travel. This focuser is perfect for visual use. The Stellarvue focuser on the SV102-Access is fully-rotating, heavy-duty rack and pinion unit designed to carry a higher capacity. It has an ultra-smooth (10:1 Ratio) fine focus control to attain perfect focus every time. An internal brake system allows the user to adjust capacity. All of the features add up to one of the finest dual speed focusers available today.
Aluminum hinged rings: The Access 102 comes with two lightweight, hinged aluminum mounting rings. Each ring has five 6 mm threaded holes top and bottom. There is one center hole and two holes spaced 38 mm apart and two holes spaced 60 mm apart. Use the included rail for telescope mounts using the Vixen style rail or use the optional TP6 for mounts that use the larger Losmandy style rail.
Vixen Style Rail and Balance: The Access 102 comes with a Vixen style rail with a center 1/4-20 threaded hole and several through holes for mounting rings to it with 6 mm socket cap head screws.
Case: Includes our C009S heavy duty, thickly padded nylon case. These cases are substantially more durable than the thin walled Chinese hard cases.
Light gathering and magnification power: A 102 mm refractor gathers 213 times the amount of light the naked eye does. Although Dawes limit states maximum power for telescopes under good conditions is about 250 power for a 102 mm telescope, you can exceed this power on a steady night. Check the Recommended Accessories section to make the best choice for eyepieces.
Two year warranty and Stellarvue Service: We are with you for life. 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 very 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. Our customer care is legendary.
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.
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Low Power, Wide Field Eyepiece for larger extended objects, loosing yourself in the star fields of the Milky Way, etc. We recommend one of two options. If you are using a go-to computerized telescope mount the E7026R can serve a dual purpose. This eyepiece provides a wide 70 degree field of view and it has a crosshair reticle built in. This reticle will assist you in centering the three stars when you set up your telescope to operate in go-to mode. You can optionally purchase an illuminator for the eyepiece to make it easy to see the crosshair. Since this eyepiece is economical and has the crosshair, many of our customers like using it. For better overall correction and the widest field of view get the EOP 20.0.