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Stellarvue sv80 access

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#1 the apostol

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:36 AM

Hi all!


Is this scope totally discontinued? I have been dreaming about it, but dont find it anywhere... And I am using it mainly for visual astronomy.. 


And I am looking the model called "Access"



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#2 frankreed45


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:02 AM

Yes, it has been discontinued . All the Access models have been discontinued, which is a shame. I don't want to rub it in but I have the 80 mm and I love it. Watch the classifieds like a hawk and one will probably come up for sale but they sell quickly. Just my opinion but I think Stellarvue is making a huge mistake by building the high-end expensive scopes and basically catering to folks that are into astrophotography. There is a great demand for the less expensive but also high quality scopes like the Access scopes. 

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:19 AM

Astronomics offers a similar scope but it is not yet in stock.  

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:07 AM

As russel23 says above, Astronomics has their ASTRO-TECH AT80EDL which is pretty much the same optics I believe.  Out of stock though.  There are other brands that sold the same optics that were in the Access as well, like this one from TS Optics.  Just look for any doublet refractor that says it has FPL-53 or FCD-100 and lanthanum glass and it will likely be the same optics.  The differences would mainly be in build quality and focuser.

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 03:44 PM

The Access line of telescopes was discontinued about a year ago. The did have a short re-run with a limited supply, but they sold out fairly quick.

Here's a comparable item, TS-Optics 80mm f/7 doublet [FPL53 + Lanthanum]. Good quality and reasonably priced.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 04:29 PM

This is the same scope with a different brand name, I believe:

Definitely not. It's listed as using FPL-51. This is closer to the standard AT102ED.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:03 AM

OK, sorry, my bad.

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