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Stellarvue SV130T-3FT Air Spaced Apo Triplet


Stellarvue SV130T-3FT Air Spaced Apo Triplet

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As demonstrated at NEAF this year, Stellarvue’s 130 apo now comes in two different lens types! Some people prefer air spaced lenses and others prefer oil spaced. So we are now producing each type! Each objective is a high Strehl, triple tested lens using an an FPL-53 center element. 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.

c130ls.jpgWe are producing a limited number of these telescopes over the next 30 - 90 days. 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 oil-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. An optional, very heavy duty, American made hard case is also available below. This is an oil spaced 130 mm f-7 apo triplet with conventional tube, dual rings, retracting dew shield and threaded cap. It comes in Instrument white and has the Stellarvue logo laser engraved on the dew shield.

The Stellarvue SV130 telescope is our latest Advanced Series 5.11" high performance visual/photographic apochromatic refractors operating at F-7 (oil spaced version) or f-6.5 (air spaced version). 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 the SV/SVA130T for 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. One may also order the SV130T air spaced telescope in either Stardust White or Stardust Blue. The dew shield can either be extended or retracted. Extension reduces dewing at night can cut out the light from those blaring street lamps. The dew shield also serves as a lens shade during the day. Retraction will reduce the length of your telescope tube for convenient storage.

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 diagonaleyepiece(s), a mount, and a reflex or optical finder scope.

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.

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.

Product Specifications - SV130T-3FT

Objective Lens

Air spaced 130 mm f-6.5 fully multi-coated, apochromatic triplet

Tube Assembly

SV130-3FT: All aluminum, fully baffled, 5.5” diameter tube that is 17” long and has a 4 3/4” removable extension. Available in Instrument White, Stardust White and Stardust Blue


6 3/16" diameter retracting aluminum dewshield 8" long. Finish matches the main tube.


3.0" dual speed, fully rotating Feather Touch focuser with 2" and 1.25" compression ring adapters. Threaded for field flattener. This is not a modified Chinese focuser with a FEather Touch dual speed mechanism but but a genuine, 100% Feather Touch made in the USA.

Mounting Ring(s)

R130SET CNC machined, American made, hinged aluminum rings with five threaded 1/4-20 holes top and bottom. Holes are 1.5" & 60 mm apart and one is in the center.

Weight & Dimensions

SA130-3FT: Weighs about 19 pounds. Telescope lengths are:

Travel mode (focuser and extension unthreaded) 23”
Bino-mode (extension removed) 27”
Normal viewing mode: 31 3/4”

*Rings weigh 1.4 pounds each. 


Optional, Recommended: 
Red Dot Finder: F1001/F1001C
Multi Reticle Finder: F2/F2A
Optical Finder: F50M2/R50A


C130-7HD A very heavy duty travel case with wheels and carrying handle. Heavy duty foam lines the case and protects the telescope. .

Light Gain


Color Correction 1-10


Contrast 1-10


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