Over the past several years Stellarvue has developed facilities, equipment, and processes to make virtually perfect optics in house. Our premier line of SVX telescopes are the best refractors we have ever made and the best we can make. Telescopes with optics this good require an enormous amount of time. We can spend more than a month getting an apo triplet lens to .98-997 Strehl or higher. We think this is time well spent.
During this same time period, Stellarvue developed the Access series of telescopes for beginners. Unlike our Premier refractors with hand figured optics, the Access series were entirely imported but checked here at Stellarvue for mechanical stability and alignment. The idea behind the Access line was to get people started on the right foot with the opportunity to upgrade as their interest grew to a truly premier telescope.
Making world class refractors is time consuming. Because of this we have made the decision to discontinue the Access imports and focus entirely on what we do best, handcrafting the finest telescopes we can.
This will save us enough time to add new premier instruments to our line. For example, we plan to add new apo triplets, large photographic field flatteners and an American made dual FPL-53 quad astrograph.
We are committed to our mission to handcraft the finest telescopes on the planet. Concentrating full time on telescopes using objectives we hand figure here at Auburn is the best way for us to meet our mission.
Learn more about our premier refractors here.