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This system includes the main items you will need to start observing the night sky. We've taken the guess work out of selecting accessories for this telescope. Complete the system by choosing an alt-az or equatorial mount with the option above.This system includes:
- The Stellarvue SV80A Super ED Apo Refractor with dual rings, 2.5" dual speed rack and pinion focuser, 2" and 1.25" compression ring adapters and case
- Two 82 degree ultra wide angle eyepieces and 2X Barlow
- D1030, 1.25" star diagonal with 99% reflectivity
The Stellarvue Access 80 mm Visual System 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 FPL53 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 Access 80 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 2.875" of travel. This focuser is perfect for visual use and imaging. The rear of the draw tube is threaded to accept our dedicated reducer/flattener (SFFR-80A). The Stellarvue focuser is a 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 80 comes with two lightweight, hinged aluminum mounting rings. Each ring has three screws top and bottom threaded for 6 mm. There is one center hole and two holes spaced 38 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 80 comes with a Vixen style rail with a center 1/4-20 hole and several holes and a slot to permit positioning rings for the best balance. With the smaller accesories included with the complete visual system they may be used further apart as shown in Fig.1 With heavier accessories position the rings closer together as shown in Fig.2.
Case: The Access 80 comes with a small, portable airline carry-on case. The case holds the telescope and many optional items including a diagonal, eyepieces and a field flattener.
Light gathering and magnification power: An 80 mm refractor gathers 131 times the amount of light the naked eye does. Although Dawes limit states maximum power for telescopes under good conditions is about 189 power for an 80 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.
To use your telescope in taking astro-photos we recommend our dedicated photographic field flattener/reducer. Please note: each camera (and even each t-ring) has different spacing. We want to make this as easy as possible for you so please call us at (530) 823-7796 if you have any questions and we will assist you in getting the correct parts in order to attain the best images.