If you are looking for a highly accurate visual telescope in the five inch range, this is it. The optics in this instrument are hand figured to .98 - .996 Strehl with low spherical error. These are the sharpest 125's made. We took the best Access 125 objective lenses and re-figured them in our shop as needed to meet our high SVX standard. The re-figured surfaces are then coated, the lenses assembled, optimized and then Zygo tested here to ensure they meet our premier standard. to learn more about our in house process, watch our YouTube video. So this is a unique offering, an extremely high Strehl version of the Access 125 mm doublet apo refractor telescope.
The objective contains an apochromatic doublet using a combination of Hoya FCD100 and Lanthanum which will keep your image contrast high, and since every lens is aligned before shipment you can be sure that you’ll be getting color free visual performance, but without the higher price. With the 2.5 inch focuser you’ll be able to handle any combination of diagonal and eyepiece. Also, with the superior design of the rack and pinion focuser you can be assured of smooth yet stable draw tube travel.
Tube and dew shield: The Stellarvue SVX125D comes with an aluminum tube and dew shield that is finished in Instrument White. Fittings are black anodized aluminum. The dew shield retracts reducing the length of the telescope when being stored. Extending the dew-shield minimizes dewing of the objective at night and serves as a glare shade during the daytime.
Internal tube treatment: The inside of the main tube assembly is painted "ultra flat black" and is baffled to eliminate tube wall reflections.
2.5" Stellarvue visual/photographic focuser: Our new smooth and stable dual speed, 2.5” focuser provides a full 3.5" of travel. This focuser is perfect for visual use. The Stellarvue focuser on the SVX125D is a fully rotating, heavy-duty rack and pinion unit designed to carry a higher capacity. It has an ultra-smooth (10:1 Ratio) fine focus control to attain perfect focus every time. An internal brake system allows the user to adjust capacity. All of the features add up to one of the finest dual speed focusers available today.
Aluminum hinged rings: The SVX125D comes with two lightweight, hinged aluminum mounting rings. Each ring has five M6X1 metric threaded holes top and bottom. There is one center hole, two holes spaced 38 mm apart and two holes spaced 60 mm apart. Use the included rail for telescope mounts using the Vixen style rail or use the optional TP6 for mounts that use the larger Losmandy style rail.
Vixen Style Rail and Balance: The SVX125D comes with a Vixen style rail with a center 1/4-20 threaded hole and several through holes for mounting it to the rings using 6 mm socket cap head screws.
Case: The SVX125D comes with our C130L heavy duty soft case.
Light gathering and magnification power: A 125 mm refractor gathers 319 times the amount of light the naked eye does. Although Dawes limit states maximum power for telescopes under good conditions is about 300 power for a 125 mm telescope, since this is a high Strehl apo refractor you can exceed this power on a steady night. Check the Recommended Accessories section to make the best choice for eyepieces.
Two year warranty and Stellarvue Service: We are with you for life. 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 very 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.
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Low Power, Wide Field Eyepiece for larger extended objects, loosing yourself in the star fields of the Milky Way, etc. We recommend one of two options. If you are using a go-to computerized telescope mount the E7026R can serve a dual purpose. This eyepiece provides a wide 70 degree field of view and it has a crosshair reticle built in. This reticle will assist you in centering the three stars when you set up your telescope to operate in go-to mode. You can optionally purchase an illuminator for the eyepiece to make it easy to see the crosshair. Since this eyepiece is economical and has the crosshair, many of our customers like using it. For better overall correction and the widest field of view get the EOP 20.0.
Mount and Tripod:
Computerized motor driven equatorial mount and tripod that is portable and economical
125mm clear aperture, 975 mm focal length (F-7.8), apochromatic doublet with FCD100 and Lanthanum.
Machined aluminum tube painted Instrument White outside, ultra flat back inside.
The optical tube assembly weighs 16.6 pounds with rings and rail attached.
The main tube has a 5-1/4" diameter. The complete telescope is 33-1/2” long with dew shield retracted.
6-1/2" diameter fully retracting dew shield with cap.
2.5" dual speed Stellarvue FSV25B rack and pinion focuser with 2" and 1.25" compression ring adapters. Precision rack and pinion focusers have better stability and a higher lifting capacity than 2" import Crayford focusers.
Each ring has three 6 mm threaded holes top and bottom with one in the center and two spaced 1.5" apart.
Optional. We carry the F001 red dot finder and the F002 multi reticle finder.CASE:C130L thickly padded, heavy duty case.
Vixen style rail with a center 1/4-20 hole and several holes and a slot to permit positioning rings for the best balance.
Optional. Please note, you can purchase our 2" Quartz Dielectric diagonal upgrade for only $199 above. 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
FIELD FLATTENER: Optional.
LIGHT GAIN: 319X (Human eye = 1)