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Stellarvue SVA165 LZOS Triplet APO Sold!

Price - $12,000.00

Ad Number: 136533

Posted: 06 May 2018

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Ultra Rare Stellarvue SVA165 f/7.7 LZOS air-spaced Triplet Apo.
Only 2 ever made - serial # 001
I am the original owner.

OK4 high index glass [Abbé index 92.05 - Extremely close to FPL-53 (93.5)]
Temperature compensating, push/pull lens cell with front adjustments
Alcoa 6061-T6 aluminium tube (diameter 7")
OTA length is 39" (dewshield retracted)
Includes retracting dewshield, threaded metal objective cover, Feathertouch 3.5" focuser with 2"/1.25" adapter (plus additional large slow motion knob), Stellarvue custom dual hinged mounting rings and Losmandy 19" "D" series mounting plate
and Stellarvue custom padded zippered black case

This scope was star tested by Vic Maris prior to my picking up in person at NEAF.
It has a guaranteed Strehl of better than 0.96 (recently spoke to Vic at Stellarvue to confirm the Optical pedigree of this scope)

This scope is perfect brand new never used - ultra mint !
My backyard observatory project is a no-go.
Sold the AP1200 GTO mount.
Recent rotator cuff surgery makes this scope manageable to lift (OTA weight 38 lbs but I don't trust lifting it alone).
Original cost was over $12000 US funds
A replacement Apo of this size is only available from APM Germany (Markus Ludes) and will cost over $19000 US plus associated shipping/duty/etc.
Asking $12000 US funds
Asking price is firm - serious enquiries only
Payment via cash, Interac bank transfer, PayPal (buyer pays the fee) or certified cheque/bank draft (needs to clear the bank prior to shipping).
High resolution photos available - need your email address.

Shipping/insurance plus professional packing to be paid by the purchaser.


  • Condition Ultra mint
  • Location Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada

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