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SVA135 Dual Fluoro

Posted by Vic Maris on

One hour ago I finished the most advanced refractor I have made to date. This is the second SVA135 dual fluoro apo triplet using dual OK4 fluorophosphate elements. It is 135 mm f-5.4. This one is heavy but lighter than the first one thanks to very careful planning and machining. The star test tomorrow should be outstanding. Viewing the test star the image was like a picture in a textbook. The Zygo revealed that the Strehl ratio essentially perfect. Only three of these lenses were made for us in Russia. The first one is doing nightly work in Hawaii for the Institute for Astronomy, this second one goes to a very good customer of mine who has been admirably patient. Can anyone guess where the third one is going?

Labor Day Sale!

This weekend get free shipping and a free Stellarvue 2" dielectric diagonal when you purchase our most popular telescope, the Stellarvue SVR102T-25SV. Get the best 4" Apo made at the lowest price ever if you act now! Also, we are selling our last seven SV110ED refractors for $100 off, including a free 2" diagonal, a [...]

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SV130 Apo

Over the next 30 days we will do a lot of development and testing of various flatteners and reducers for our air spaced SV130 apo. We have developed numerous options, fabricated adapters and now our good friend Jon Talbot will conduct real world evaluations. This is part of a bigger project to create a relatvely fast [...]

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Earthquake in Napa

We would like to thank all of you who expressed your concerns for us about the earthquake in Napa. Stellarvue is far enough away from Napa that the quake did not have any impact on us. We hope all who experienced it had minimal damage and impact. For any who were injured, we hope you [...]

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Dark Sky Star Party

We are now taking reservations for the Dark Sky Star Party in 2015. We normally book this event quite early so if you want to attend email me at vic@stellarvue.com. I expect the event will book competely this week! Act fast! 

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This week

This week we are finishing up a number of M150 mounts, oiling more SV130 lenses and machining more parts for our new TSL9 Cherrywood Pier Tripods. 

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SCAE - A huge success

Stellarvue attended OPT's Southern California Astronomy Expo and it was an amazing success. Saw and enjoyed visiting with many old friends. Lots of interest in the SVQ100, SVR102T and SV80ST. Gayle Cosgrove won the raffle for the SV80ST. It was a beautiful day warm with cool breezes throughout the day. A perfect event. 

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New Website

Our new website should now be visible for just about everyone. If you see the same ole site, refresh your cache. This new website has a number of new features, many of which we are not yet using. With larger and more detailed pictures, technical drawings and a simpler layout, the site will be easier [...]

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Stellarvue Allstar Members to be added to our website today

We have a club know as the Stellarvue Allstars. Members of this club receive special benefits including discounts on their purchase of Stellarvue items. Today we will format each members account on our website so each member can log in and order products at the discount rate in real time. This is yet another feature of [...]

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Stellarvue opens a completely new website

Stellarvue has upgraded its website! In a few clicks one can easily order products, access valuable information and see products in greater detail. We hope you like our new format and look forward to your comments. The old format was extremely time consuming and this cut into valuable production time. Our new website format will [...]

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