- Stellarvue Telescopes
STELLARVUE APO TRIPLET REFRACTORS: This is the heart and soul of what we do. All of these telescopes are hand crafted using true apochromatic triplet objectives. These objectives are evaluated numerous times during the polishing and assembly process. Once the lenses are completed, they are individually evaluated on our Zygo verifier phase-shifting laser interferometer and adjusted for maximum performance. Our evaluation is extensive. Each lens is certified at .95 Strehl or higher and meets our other requirements for spherical error, astigmatism and coma. We then print out the test report for the customer. Tested objectives are then mounted to their tube assembly, laser and optically collimated to ensure perfect alignment. We then star test the telescope as a final measure.
For visual use our star diagonal, eyepieces and mount is required. For photographic use you will need our dedicated field flattener, your imaging camera and an accurate equatorial mount.
STELLARVUE IMAGING REFRACTORS: Stellarvue Imaging Refractors are designed for those who use their telescope exclusively for taking photographic images of the night sky. Each of these fine instruments are optimized for sharp, wide field photographic use. Simply add a camera, focus and start imaging.
We developed this series for those who are new to astronomy or have a limited budget. Access telescopes are imported Super ED doublet refractors offered at a low price. Unlike many imports that are resold without inspection, we make sure the focusers are smooth and stable and the objective is properly aligned. These are commercial quality telescopes that perform well but are not the optical equal of our individually assembled, Zygo-tested apo triplet refractors.