The SVQ 100 is a unique, four-element telescope designed for full-frame imaging. It is made on a very short optical tube assembly, well within airline carry-on size limits so you can safely take it anywhere you go. Field is absolutely flat and color correction is virtually “reflector-like” thanks to an advanced optical system using Ohara FPL53 optical glass.
We wanted our quad to be extremely stable to maintain alignment and easily hold the heaviest astro cameras. For this reason, we employ our over-sized 3” dual speed, Feather Touch rack and pinion focuser with high lifting capacity. The telescope comes with threaded camera adapters for both the 42 mm and 48 mm over-sized t-rings. We also have a number of larger, optional adapters available for direct, wide aperture attachment to your camera.
The SVQ is optimized for imaging. Learn more about it in the Amateur Astronomy Magazine review.
Using a visual adapter the instrument can be used with a diagonal and eyepiece. While the overall visual correction of any astrograph is not the same as a high Strehl APO triplet, the SVQ will work as a flat field “richest field telescope” with excellent color correction.
100 mm f-5.8 Quad made with Ohara FPL-53. Includes a Feather Touch 3" focuser, dual hinged mounting rings, and threaded extension. The SVQ100 now comes with both 42 mm and 48 mm T ring adapters. So you can directly thread your T ring equipped camera directly to the focuser. These telescopes are assembled and triple tested one at a time. They are currently available but our current inventory is low. The sooner you order, the sooner you will receive yours. The SVQ100 is shipped in a foam lined hard case.
The SVQ100 comes in either a hard case or the Stellarvue C18 heavily padded travel case. The C18 case will hold the SVQ100 with its riser blocks and Losmandy style rail attached. It is also more durable than the hard case. Unless otherwise specified, the SVQ100 will now come in the C18 case.
New colors! The SVQ100 now comes in either our durable Instrument White powder coating or in red or blue anodization. These colors are applied here in the USA for greater durability. The dew shield is laser engraved. Unless otherwise specified, the SVQ100 will come in instrument white. Call us to obtain one in an anodized finished.
The included photographic adapters will accommodate a wide range of back focus that range from 150 mm to as little as 1 mm. The modular nature of this equipment enables the user to purchase additional M48 extension tubes if you have a shorter back focus on your camera. Adapters with other common thread sizes are available from us depending on individual requirements. For example, we have both the 2.156-24 and 3-24 adapters in stock that mate with the included M69 extension tubes. For more specific information on your particular camera, call us and we can let you know exactly what combination will work best with your particular camera. Remember, this is not a back focus issue that requires precise spacing, the SVQ100 does not need a field flattener. Rather, this is a range in which your camera will focus. Adding or subtracting extension tubes will change where the image comes to focus. It is best to try and hit focus somewhere around the center of the focuser's draw tube travel range, although with the Feather Touch that is less of an issue (compared with import focusers).
BELOW: Wizard Nebula by Jon Talbot using the SVQ100