Each lens focuses light precisely, and the extreme broadband coatings on each surface enhance it even further. The images these telescopes produce with our dedicated field flatteners are well documented. Since these coatings transmit more than 99% in the visual spectrum and far above and below it, potential reflections are eliminated. Our SVX130T-R comes in a specially machined, light-weighted, temperature compensating steel lens cell that maintains the performance despite dropping temperatures.
Each telescope comes with:
CNC mounting rings.
Fully baffled, carbon Fiber tube and dew shield
Your choice of three different focusers (see below)
A retracting dew shield
Threaded metal dust cap
Thickly padded C130L case (Currently out of Stock)
Optional Visual Accessories: You will need a star diagonal, eyepieces, mount, and tripod to observe with this telescope. You will find a finder scope helpful in locating objects. We recommend the following:
2. Star Diagonal: Available separately. Please note: You can purchase our best 2" diagonal above and save $50.
3. Eyepieces: Available separately. We recommend a complete set of the Stellarvue Optimus eyepieces for this telescope. Save an additional $159 on the star diagonal and eyepieces when you select "
4. Mount and Tripod: For strictly visual use, the M002CS is a basic alt-azimuth mount that will hold telescopes up to the size of the SVX130T.
For imaging we recommend:
- Losmandy GM8-11G - A good portable tripod/mount
- Losmandy G11 - Offers better stability than the above
- Paramount MYT - A great choice for accurate long-exposure imaging
Optical Imaging Accessories:
Field Flattener: To image with this telescope at 910 mm f-7, use the giant SFFX-2 photographic Field Flattener. Select the one with adapters for the SVX130T and 140T. If you are using the Stellarvue 3" focuser, use the SFFX-1. Both of these flatteners are made at Stellarvue to a more concise spherical specification. Prior to the development of these our generic flatteners varied in specification. We highly recommend these flatteners to convert your telescope into an imaging platform.
Reducer Flattener: To image at about f-5.25, we currently offer the SFFR.72 photographic field flattener/reducer. This is an imported unit sold by a number of sources on the market. It is the best unit we have found so far. Based on the success of our in-house field flatteners, we are currently working on a new in-house reducer/flattener that will have the same optical specification as our flatteners. We expect to have this unit ready by the end of 2024.
Air-spaced 130 mm, 910 mm focal length (f-7) fully multi-coated apochromatic triplet. The front lens is a durable, conventional glass, the second is a very expensive super low-dispersion (vD =94.93 - 95.10) element and the third is a Lanthanum element. Read more information on glass types here. Combining the best, high homogeneity optical glass with extreme wave front accuracy, these are the best 130 objectives we have ever offered. Each objective is meticulously figured in our optical shop in Auburn, California. Our final Zygo optical test report is included.
Carbon Fiber, fully baffled, 5.5” diameter tube. Telescope is 29.5" long with dew shield retracted and 35" long when extended.
6 5/8" (168 mm) diameter, 9 5/8" long retracting carbon fiber dew shield with black anodized fittings.
OTA: 5.5" diameter, 29.5" long with dew shield retracted and 35" long when extended.
Telescope tube weighs 19.8 pounds. Rings weigh 1.4 pounds each. Slightly heavier with the Moonlight focuser option.
You now have three focuser options. Save $500 and other the telescope with the standard 3" Stellarvue focuser and extension. Two other options increase the focuser size. They are the 3.5", the Feather Touch dual-speed rack and pinion focuser with 2" and 1.25" adapters for $500 more or the fully computerized Moonlight Nightcrawler 3.5" focuser for an additional $2704.
*Please note that the default color for the Nitecrawler will be BLACK unless specified otherwise. For a full list of available color options visit www.focuser.com.
Very heavy duty American-made CNC mounting rings using 6061 T6 aluminum plate. Five threaded 1/4-20 holes top and bottom spaced 1.5" and 60 mm apart with one in the center. 5 mm side hole for reflect finder mounting.
An optional hard case will be offered soon. (CL130 Case is Currently out of Stock)
345x (human eye = 1)
CONTRAST AND COLOR CORRECTION (1-10):
Click here for our online operator's manual: SVX130T and SVX130T-R Raptor
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I bought this back in January and it took until last week to come in. I can confidently say that it was worth the wait. I will try to comeback and update after a year, but the images I have been able to capture so far have been amazing. the details and quality this provides is worth it. I'm not sure how to post a picture but if you would like to see what this scope can do go here: https://www.astrobin.com/users/jamesryanc/ M8 on 6/21/22 and M24 on 6/20/22 were shot with this scope and the field flattener. It had perfect stars across the entirety of the sensor. Only thing to bear in mind is you will need a mount capable of tracking for longer exposures. My images were 5 minute exposures. That isn't a down side just a note. I assume if you are buying this then you are primarily imaging and know what you need mount wise.
For most of my astronomical career I have put my faith and money in products manufactured (hand crafted) by the best telescope making company on the planet — Stellarvue. Earlier this week I received my latest Stellarvue scope — the SVX130T-Raptor, and I was once again blown away by the beauty and quality of this fine instrument. The carbon fiber OTA is flawless and from the Optical Testing Report that was included with the scope, its 0.994 Strehl rating is near perfect! Although I haven't had a chance yet to do any imaging with the scope, I'm confident that the images it will produce will match the high standards and manufacture quality that Vic Maris and his crew put into every scope they make. You can't go wrong with a Stellarvue scope, whether it's an 80, 102, 127, 130, 140, 152, or 180mm! If you want the best refractor that money can buy, you can't go wrong ordering a Stellarvue scope!