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!
Edited by leartech, 16 February 2020 - 10:21 AM.