The SVX102T is the aluminum tube version of our premier high-performance lightweight 4” f-7. (714mm focal length) air-spaced apo triplet refractor.
Fully Multi-Coated Apochromatic Triplet Objective:
Using a 101.5mm f-7 apochromatic triplet objective with an Ohara FPL-53 center element, this telescope provides extremely high-contrast and reflector-like color correction. This triple-tested lens comes with an interferometric report. To further enhance this high level of contrast, extreme broadband multi-coatings are used on all six air-to-glass surfaces. This boosts contrast, making the stars appear vivid and the background velvet black. These coatings transmit light above and below the visual spectrum, which minimizes reflections seen on CCD/CMOS images.
Sample Test Report
Click Here for more information on SVX optics.
3” Stellarvue rack and pinion focuser for visual use and imaging. This focuser comes with 2” and 1.25” compression ring adapters for visual use. The focuser draw tube adapter is threaded for the 2" adapter. When converting from visual use to imaging, unthread the 2" adapter from the knurled part at the end of the focuser and thread the field flattener or reducer flattener into its place.
101.5 mm clear aperture, 714 mm focal length (f-7), air spaced apochromatic triplet using an Ohara FPL53 center element. SVX-series lenses 0.99 Strehl or higher. Test report included.
213X (human eye = 1)
- with 3" Focuser and SFFX-1: 43mm
- with 3" Focuser and .74X Reducer/Flattener: 40mm
Lightweight, fully baffled, aluminum tube and dew shield. Painted ultra flat black inside. 105mm diameter main tube.
4-3/4” diameter, 8-5/16” long retracting aluminum dew shield with cap.
OTA: 19.25” long in travel mode (focuser unthreaded), 23.5” long with focuser in place and dew shield retracted; 29” with dew shield extended.
9.8 lbs with 2” adapter and 1 1/4" adapter. Rings weigh .8 pounds each.
C009S HEAVY DUTY TRAVEL CASEIncluded with the telescope purchase is a heavy-duty, nylon, reinforced refractor case for 102mm - 115mm telescopes. Outside dimensions: 32” X 9 1/2” X 9 1/2”. Inside dimensions: 29 3/4” X 6 1/2” X 6 1/2”.
Included with the telescope purchase is Stellarvue's American-made ring set with five 1/4"-20 threaded holes on top and bottom. Holes are spaced 1.5” and 60mm apart respectively, with one in the center. Ring sets are made on Haas CNC machines.
Optional. We recommend the 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.
Optional. Please note, you can purchase our 2" quartz dielectric diagonal upgrade for only $199 below. The upgrade diagonal is the same as the D1040Q deluxe dielectric diagonal but it does not come with a 1.25" adapter since the telescope already has one.
PHOTOGRAPHIC FIELD FLATTENER
Optional. We recommend the SFFX-1. Converts your telescope into a 714mm f-7 astrograph/telephoto.
PHOTOGRAPHIC REDUCER/FIELD FLATTENER
Optional. We recommend the SFFR.74-102T.
Many experts have pointed out that the Stellarvue SVX102T has exceptional optics. Read Dennis DiCicco's review of the SVR102T as it appeared in Sky & Telescope magazine. While this review covers the carbon fiber version of this telescope, they are virtually identical telescopes with the same lens, rings, and focuser. The only difference is the material of the tube and dew shield.
Click here for financing information.
Click here for our online operator's manual: SVX102T
Other DetailsSTELLARVUE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR U.S.A. AND CANADA END PURCHASERS ONLY Stellarvue (SV) warrants that each SV brand telescope and accessory shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase. SV will repair or replace such product or part thereof, which upon inspection by SV is found defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of SV to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to SV as specified in this warranty. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY EXIST UNDER STATE LAW APPLY ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND LASTS ONLY AS LONG AS THE PURCHASER OWNS THE PRODUCT. Warranty and repair return requirements: • Proof of purchase acceptable to SV must accompany any return for warranty work. • A return Authorization must be obtained from SV in advance of return. E-mail Stellarvue at email@example.com or call (530) 823-7796 to receive the authorization & packing instructions. • The authorization code must be written on the outside of the container. • All returns must be accompanied by a written note stating the model number of the product, authorization code, name, address, e-mail address and daytime telephone number of the owner, and an explanation of the problem. Replaced parts shall become the property of SV. • The customer shall be responsible for all costs of transportation and insurance, both to and from SV. SV Requirements • SV shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any product covered by this limited warranty within thirty days of acceptance. If repair will take longer, SV shall notify the customer. • SV may replace any product that has been discontinued with a new product of comparable value and function. Products that have been damaged, dropped, disassembled, abused, misused, mishandled, subjected to temperature or weather extremes, subjected to unusual wear or modified in any way will not be covered by this warranty. In these instances, this warranty shall be null and void. THESE WARRANTIES REPLACE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SV MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES BEYOND THOSE STATED HERE AND DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF SV UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE COVERED PRODUCT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. SV DISCLAIMS ANY LOST PROFITS, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SV PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. WARNING: LOOKING AT THE SUN CAN CAUSE SERIOUS EYE INJURY AND BLINDNESS. NEVER POINT A TELESCOPE AT OR NEAR THE SUN. VIEWING THE SUN WITHOUT A PROPER SOLAR FILTER MAY RESULT IN BLINDNESS, AS WELL AS DAMAGE TO THE INSTRUMENT. NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO USE BINOCULARS OR TELESCOPES DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS, UNLESS THEY ARE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHO UNDERSTANDS THE DANGER OF POINTING ANY OPTICAL INSTRUMENT IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF THE SUN.
4 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews
I've wanted a good 4" refractor to add to my collection of scopes for years. (Earlier this year, I tried a Sky-Watcher Esprit 100, but wasn't happy with the uneven star spikes around bright stars.) Since there were so many positive reviews for Stellarvue scopes and I was impressed with their quality control process, I decided they would be a better bet. This is the first image from my newly arrived Stellarvue SVX102T. I'm pleased to report this scope produced great results out of the box. The overall image sharpness and star field quality exceeds expectations. The SFFR.74 reducer produces better stars at the corners than any field flattener/reducer I own. This is especially important for larger APS-C or full frame sensors. The stock focuser is rock solid, with no slippage or sag that I can detect. While Stellarvue offers a Feather Touch focuser as an upgrade option, I don't feel the need for one in my case. The overall build quality and finish is excellent. Stellarvue includes a highly detailed optical test report for each scope, which indicates their pride in craftsmanship. (The Strehl ratio for my scope is 0.993!) This is not your average mass produced scope!
Two thumbs up for the Stellarvue SVX102T! I highly recommend it.
I am very happy with my purchase of this telescope. I have owned multiple telescopes over the years, SCT, Newtonians, and Refractors, but this one is truly special. While I primarily use it for imaging, its visual views were surprising. There was no color fringing, and when focus was reached stars were pin points. M13 looked like a round box of the smallest diamond chips you can imagine. The build quality of this scope is markedly better than all others I have seen, and most do a good job, but this one is better. Everything fits together superbly, and anything designed to move is buttery smooth. The mounting rings are high quality and well designed for holding the scope with good separation and for adding stuff to the top. Vic and his team were great to work with. Vic helped me pick various options for the scope itself, including accessories, and in some cases talked me out of spending additional money when it did not make sense. I highly suggest buying both the flattener and reducer at the same time, as they will build them to match your scope optically. You can’t beat that. While 4 inches is not a light bucket, it is a great size and focal length to do the imaging I want to do, since it will still do pretty wide fields for most objects. That said, this size scope will still do justice to many galaxies. Super high quality, built in the USA, and great customer service. You can’t go wrong with this one.
My first views thru the SV102 were simply breathtaking! My view of the Orion Nebula never looked better. Sharp, images with great contrast. This telescope is solidly built. I can’t think of a single thing they could improve upon! This is my first Stellarvue scope, and it won’t be my last!
Rock solid. When you put your hands on this scope you know it was built to last and outperform all the other scopes on the market. Very helpful staff.