Internal tube treatment: The inside of the tube assembly is baffled and painted "ultra flat black" to cut down on excess reflection. 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 flattener. 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 SV130 comes 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.
Wide Field Bino-viewing: The SV130 is capable of wide field bino-viewing without the need of an OCA or OCS relay lens. To accomplish this, the user may unthread the large extension tube in front of the focuser and remove it. This places the focuser 4 3/4” closer to the objective and eliminates the need for any additional bino-viewing optics. This provides a wider and brighter field of view.
C130-7 Case: A heavy duty, thickly padded storage and travel case is included. The case measures 10" X 10" X 39" and has a carrying handle and strap.
What else do you need? In addition to the supplied accessories, you will need a star diagonal or erecting prism, eyepiece(s) and 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. Our customer care is legendary.