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Introducing Stellarvue's new wide field quadruplet astrograph. Using two super low dispersion glasses of FCD-100. The new optical system has elements widely spaced to provide extraordinary color correction and it is sharp to the edge. The 86 mm f-5.4 optical system has a 460 mm focal length offering a very wide field with full frame and larger chips! This optical system is designed to create a 60 mm imaging circle!
This system is designed specifically for wide field, flat frame imaging. This astrograph may be used visually and comes with a 2" adapter. But full disclosure, it will not have the optical prowess of our 80 mm high Strehl apo triplet as this quad was specifically designed for wide field imaging. For this reason, if you are searching for a wide field telescope that works equally well for imaging and visual use, we recommend our new SV80-3SV Photo-Visual Telescope which we build here.
The SVQ86 comes with hinged mounting rings, Vixen rail and a heavy duty hard case. The SV86Q weighs only 9.6 pounds. In its included heavy duty hard case, the travel weight comes to about 18.5 pounds.
This astro-graph comes with a 3" focuser that can lift about 12 pounds. Please see #2 below.
We recommend the optional riser blocks and Losmandy rail specifically designed for the SV86Q. This will allow for better balancing with moderate to heavy cameras.
For more specs and dimensions click on the specifications tab above.
Stellarvue is a division of Auburn Precision Optics (APO). We have the capability of producing this telescope in house but doing so, the sales price would be about double. So just like our Access series of doublet apos, these are imported. That being said, because we are not a mere re-seller of import optics, we make important modifications to the stock design to improve performance:
1. We completely disassemble each one of these optical tube assemblies, modify the tension on each element and adjust alignment so they are ready to image.
2. We disassemble and rebuild the focuser using new bearings. We machine into the focuser additional mechanical tensioners. These upgrades reduce play in the mechanism. We consider this additional work necessary.
3. We visually test for proper alignment, lack of on axis astigmatism and if any cannot perform as they should, we return them to the manufacturer.
Without these time consuming modifications, this astro-graph would sell for hundreds less. But without them, the overall experience would be diminished. So we consider these mods to be essential before we sell them with the Stellarvue label. Stellarvue holds the USA/Canada exclusive on these new imaging astro-graphs.
The SV86Q is our newest and widest field astro-graph especially when using large chip cameras.