Stellarvue SV102-Access f/7 Super ED Apo Refractor Telescope

$1,095.00
Article number: SV102-ACCESS
Availability: Order Now!
Delivery time: Ships in 2-3 business days from our Warehouse

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.

Motorized Focuser Options: Optec and Starizona

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. 

 

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Star Diagonal:

Get our best 2" Quartz Star Diagonal with the telescope and save $50. See the offer above. 

Eyepieces:

High Power Eyepiece for Planets, double stars and close views of the moon. We recommend either the EP 04.9, the EUW 04.0 or the EOP 03.6. Get the one with the widest field of view you can afford. 

Medium Power Eyepiece for deep sky objects including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. We recommend the EUW 08.0 or the EOP 09.0Get the one with the widest field of view you can afford. 

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.

 

OBJECTIVE LENS:
102mm clear aperture, 714 mm focal length (F-7), apochromatic doublet with FCD100 and Lanthanum.
TUBE ASSEMBLY:
Machined aluminum tube painted Instrument White outside, ultra flat back inside.
WEIGHT:
The optical tube assembly weighs 9.2 pounds with rings and rail attached.
DIMENSIONS:
The main tube has a 4" diameter. The complete telescope is 27-1/8” long with the dew shield extended and 22-3/4” long with dew shield retracted.
DEWSHIELD:
5" diameter fully retracting dewshield with cap.
FOCUSER:
2.5" dual speed Stellarvue FSV25B rack and pinion focuser with 2" and 1.25" compression ring adapters. Precision rack and pinion focusers have better stability and a higher lifting capacity than 2" import Crayford focusers.
RINGS:
Each ring has three 6 mm threaded holes top and bottom with one in the center and two spaced 1.5" apart.
FINDER:
Optional. We carry the F001 red dot finder and the F002 multi reticle finder.
CASE:
C009S heavy duty, thickly padded nylon case with heavy duty zippers.
PLATE/RAIL:
Vixen style rail with a center 1/4-20 hole and several holes and a slot to permit positioning rings for the best balance.
DIAGONAL:
Optional. Please note, you can purchase our 2" diagonal upgrade for only $139 above. The upgrade diagonal is the same as the D1029ED deluxe dielectric diagonal but it does not come with a 1.25" adapter since the telescope already has one.
FIELD FLATTENER:
Optional. We recommend the SFFR102-25 field flattener/reducer.
LIGHT GAIN:
213X (Human eye = 1)
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