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This visual system includes the following:
- Stellarvue SV70T Apo Triplet with rings and case
- Stellarvue 1.25" D1030 star diagonal with 99% reflectivity
- Two premium Stellarvue 82 degree ultra wide angle eyepieces and a 2X Barlow
- Vixen style mounting rail
This is the Stellarvue 70 mm f-6 apo triplet made using our deluxe 2.5" dual speed, rack and pinion focuser. It uses the sharpest and highest contrast 70 mm lens we have ever offered. Read Jon Talbot's review of the SV070T as it appeared in Astronomy Magazine. The focuser is set up to accept our optional dedicated .8X photographic field flattener/reducer converting the telescope into a 336 mm f-4.8 astrograph. This telescope also comes with heavy duty dual rings and an airline carry-on sized travel case. This is not a mass produced scope using inferior glass and sloppy mechanics. This is a truly premier 70 mm apochromat.
The Stellarvue SV70T-25SV features a 70 mm f-6 (420 mm focal length) fully multi-coated, 3 element objective lens with a center element made with the lowest dispersion optical glass (FPL-53) made by Ohara.
Each lens focuses light precisely and in addition the extreme broadband coatings on each surface enhance it even further. Using it visually, the stars appear vivid and the background, velvet black. Since these coatings transmit more than 99% in the visual spectrum and far above and below it, reflections seen on ccd images are eliminated. The relatively fast speed and high strehl optics make the 70 mm Apo our widest field imaging telescope and the visual performance is simply stunning.
Tube and dew shield: The SV70T 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: Many years in the making, 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 2.5" focuser 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. The focuser is fully rotating with a wide groove for smooth and precise rotation. All of the features add up to one of the finest dual speed focusers available today.
Aluminum hinged rings: The SV70T comes with two heavy duty, hinged aluminum mounting rings. Each ring has three screws top and bottom. Threaded holes are 1/4-20. There is one center hole, two holes spaced 1.5" apart. Use the included rail for telescope mounts using the Vixen style rail or use an optional TP6 for mounts that use the larger Losmandy style rail.
Case: The SV70T comes with a thickly padded, 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: A 70 mm refractor gathers 100 times the amount of light the naked eye does. Although Dawes limit states maximum power for telescopes under good conditions is about 165 power for a 70 mm telescope, you can exceed this power on a steady night. This is a true apo triplet capable of high power when conditions permit. The only real limiting factor under steady air is the light gathering limitation of this telescope. 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.
Two premium eyepieces and a 2X Barlow are included in this system:
1. Stellarvue 15 mm Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece. Use this eyepiece to observe extended objects like the Andromeda Galaxy and to locate objects before increasing power.
2. Stellarvue 8 mm Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece. This eyepiece offers a full 82 degree field of view. It will boost the power from 32X to 60X. This is the eyepiece you will use to observe Nebulae and star clusters. With increased power the sky background will be darker and the detail in deep sky objects will be more pronounced.
3. Stellarvue E1002 2X Barlow. This is a great way to boost power while preserving the eye relief of your eyepieces.
A star diagonal is needed when you observe with a refractor. It allows you to position your head comfortably. This system includes our D1030 1.25" star diagonal with 99% reflective coating.
Mount and Tripod:
Easy to use alt-azimuth mount. Use this with a heavy duty camera tripod such as Manfrotto 475.
Optional. To use your telescope in taking astro-photos we recommend the following:
- For cameras with an APS or smaller chip use the SFFR70 focal reducer/field flattener.
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.