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#1 ken30809

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:34 PM

Just a FYI that the SV80 Access is back on sale on the stellarvue website for those still interested. Great price too. 

 

https://www.stellarv...limited-offers/

 

 


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:58 PM

$499 !!??  That's $200 less than I paid.   Sweet deal on a great scope for those savvy enough to grab it.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:05 PM

$499 !!??  That's $200 less than I paid.   Sweet deal on a great scope for those savvy enough to grab it.

I know. It's pretty amazing. The build quality and optics on my 125 is awesome. There were some people on CN wishing the sv80 came back.  That's why I posted.



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:13 PM

$499 !!??  That's $200 less than I paid.   Sweet deal on a great scope for those savvy enough to grab it.

Yes, but we also got a free nifty carrying case for our $699, which you can't close without taking off your guidescope.  lol.gif

 

More to the point, according to the SV website, this is a going out of business sale for the SV Access 80mm.  Once they are gone, they are gone. 

 

When I have compared the view through my SV80 Access to the view through other doublet "apo" scopes, the SV has been clearly superior.  I doubt that one can find a better scope for the money at these closeout prices.  


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:47 PM

Oh, jeez.... let me kneel down and celebrate...

Stellarvue… oh jeez...

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Well, granted, it ain't a Tak doublet, but it's a whole lot cheaper!



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:49 PM

don't let me dissuade you... I have not owned an Access so I don't know. 

it sounds like a good deal certainly...

 

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the Tak only cost me $850 or $800 I can't remember, it is about 30 yrs old. Bought on our classified section within the last two years...so keep your eye out on our classified section as they are not out of reach price wise.   


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#7 ken30809

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

I loved my Tak FC60 and my Sky-90 back in 2005-2009 (sold them).  I only posted because some folks said they'd be happy if SV offered the 80mm access again. Not saying it's better than a TAK. I've never owned the SV80-access. Peace



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:52 PM

I own one.  It is a steal at this price.

 

Its an excellent scope with a VERY good 2.5" focuser.  I really like mine!


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:33 AM

Done! I was so sad I didn't have a chance to buy one when they announced they were no longer carrying them. Thank you so much for posting!

Edited by WilburTWildcat, 07 October 2019 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:21 PM

While I am very tempted to get the 80mm version I find that my 102 version is small enough to be a grab and go, and has 22mm more aperture. 

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:37 PM

They're closing out the line, as stated they are going to optics figured in the US across the line. Good decision on their part, at least will set them apart from ES / SkyWatcher / Orion.

It's an excellent scope for relatively wide field, even more so for the price - I still have mine. They didn't have a ton left.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:17 PM

How does this compare to say the William optics ZS81 (for astro photography only purposes) 


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

I ordered one today. 


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:14 PM

Does anybody know if this is a SV 80 ED, or is that a different scope?  SV’s website simply refers to this scope as  SV 80 Access and their SKU is SV080A,  but refers to “Super ED APO” in the description. I have one on order and want to identify it correctly. Thanks. 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:29 PM

Does anybody know if this is a SV 80 ED, or is that a different scope? SV’s website simply refers to this scope as SV 80 Access and their SKU is SV080A, but refers to “Super ED APO” in the description. I have one on order and want to identify it correctly. Thanks.

I'm interested in that info as well. I have a Feathertouch 2" focuser I may want to adapt and preciseparts.com has SV80 and SV80ED listed, but no mention of Access.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:20 PM

I have a Feathertouch 2" focuser I may want to adapt .

You wont need to. The Access focuser is brilliant...


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:22 PM

Does anybody know if this is a SV 80 ED, or is that a different scope?  SV’s website simply refers to this scope as  SV 80 Access and their SKU is SV080A,  but refers to “Super ED APO” in the description. I have one on order and want to identify it correctly. Thanks. 

The Access lens ring does say Super ED Apo on it.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:33 PM

don't let me dissuade you... I have not owned an Access so I don't know. 

it sounds like a good deal certainly...

 

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the Tak only cost me $850 or $800 I can't remember, it is about 30 yrs old. Bought on our classified section within the last two years...so keep your eye out on our classified section as they are not out of reach price wise.   

And easy for those who work. waytogo.gif


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:11 AM

While I am very tempted to get the 80mm version I find that my 102 version is small enough to be a grab and go, and has 22mm more aperture. 

Steve,

 

While I try mightily to resist the 80mm (my main  focal length "hole") - could you tell me the distance between the rings on your 102-Access? I'm waiting delivery on mine and want to buy a plate for my guidescope.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 11:55 AM

Steve,

 

While I try mightily to resist the 80mm (my main  focal length "hole") - could you tell me the distance between the rings on your 102-Access? I'm waiting delivery on mine and want to buy a plate for my guidescope.

 

Thanks,

 

JT

 

 

The distance between the holes on top of the rings of my carbon fiber tubed 102 Access is 175mm.

 

 

-Bob


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

Thanks Bob!

 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

You wont need to. The Access focuser is brilliant...

 It sure is IMO. I was surprised with the solid and precise operation of the R&P focuser on the sv125 access. According to the specs online the sv80 access uses the same R&P focuser.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:55 PM

It sure is IMO. I was surprised with the solid and precise operation of the R&P focuser on the sv125 access. According to the specs online the sv80 access uses the same R&P focuser.

I don't doubt it's amazingness. I currently have a TS Photoline 90 with a 2.5" focuser. It handles my heavy, 100' eyepieces like a champ, but it also makes it very hard to balance...and that's with a triplet lens up front to counterweight!

I've got a 2" feathertouch, which no one would claim is a bad focuser; it's just much, much lighter. We'll see what balance is like when Access arrives.
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:05 AM

How does the SV80 access compare to other entry level refractors for astrophotograpy, such as the AT72EDII or the ES80 triplet?



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:44 PM

I just now ordered the SV 80 access. It’s just such a great deal I could not pass it up!


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