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#1 leartech

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:27 AM

This week I am the proud owner of a new Stellarvue SVX-152T APO Triplet Refractor.

I opted for the Feathertouch focuser and the .72 Flattener/Reducer, along with necessary adapters/spacers for my cameras. It also came with a pair of very sturdy rings and a 13" Dovetail plate.

 

It is a beautifully hand-crafted telescope made by Vic Maris and crew. It comes in a likewise beautiful carry case complete with wheels to assist in transport.

 

The case is huge! The outside packaging it came in was actually two boxes that were taped together. There was so much padding (Very dense foam padding) around the case there was no way anything was going to damage this thing during transport! 

 

Each Stellarvue Telescope comes with it's personal data sheet showing everything from the ZYGO plots, serial number and final Strehl. And with all of the new Stellarvue Premium scopes, the Strehl STARTS at .98! My particular scope came in at .992! To achieve the higher ratings, Vic and company hand figure the final lens to meet the necessary requirement.

 

I cannot be happier with this scope or it's associated accessories!! I was lucky enough to actually have clear skies on the day I received it, however the Astronomy Gods also blessed me with Temperatures in the single digits - too cold for this old man!

 

So until warmer weather arrives in Northern Indiana, no first light for a while....

 

In the meantime I have attached some pictures showing the scope in various poses.

 

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

 

Thanks,

 

Bill Schlosser

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#2 leartech

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:38 AM

very nice scope,  I wish you a milder temperature and a dark sky.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

Awesome!  I have the SVX130T, and I couldn’t be happier with it.  Some day, if I get a permanent set up, I may be looking at getting the 152.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:53 AM

That is a work of art.  I used to think the price for the SVX-T's seemed high, but when you consider the man-hours to create such

a perfect instruments, it's worth every penny.   More pennies than I have, but I own an SV 80 and it's a beauty also.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:07 AM

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#9 eyeoftexas

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:21 AM

waytogo.gif  Nothing more to say than to wish you clear skies.


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#10 Paul Garais

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:32 AM

You need a bigger room to play indoors with that scope

Looks beautiful. And I bet the looks through it are also beautiful. Have a lot of fun with it.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:42 AM

How much does the scope weigh?

 

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:11 AM

Beautiful scope!! Looks like a dream set up. Congrats
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Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:21 AM

How much does the scope weigh?

 

Bill

About 30lbs without camera gear



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:57 PM

Beautiful. Stellarvue scopes and customer service are world class!! Congratulations and wishing you clear and dark skies.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:11 PM

Beautiful telescope! Congratulations! 


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 04:25 PM

Looks amazing.

When did you order the SVX-152T?

[are they still catching up on backorders?]


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 07:26 PM

Look at that simulated in-focus star image on the optical report! Double-star heaven!


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:44 PM

Looks amazing.
When did you order the SVX-152T?
[are they still catching up on backorders?]



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:45 PM

I ordered about two weeks ago. They have lens cells made... just need to build the scopes to order.

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:54 PM

Congratulations!


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:08 AM

Wow, that looks like a beast! Congratulations!


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:07 AM

Hi Bill,
Congratulations from across the Altantic here in the UK. What a beautiful refractor. I'm sure you will enjoy wonderful views.

Best Regards
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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:21 AM

Is the weight of 30 lbs. just for scope or does that include rings finder etc ?



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:48 PM

Beautiful and have fun with it.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:48 PM

Hi Bill;

Welcome to the SVX152T club. SV craftmanship and customer service are the best. Hoping Vic will build a SVX180T F/7 someday.

I have thoroughly enjoy my SVX152T to the point where I purchased its little brother (SVX080T) for wide field.

 

 

 

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