As an increasing number of observers are driving to dark skies for visual sessions, space and transportability are the major concern. SkyVision has developed the UC models with the same criteria that make the success of our Classic model. With no compromises you can have a large diameter telescope that fully collapses into a very small package.

Even with a small car you can take it anywhere with you.

The SkyVision Team offers many years of experience under the stars. Without this experience we couldn’t have been able to conduct our research in touch with some of the best professionals in optics, mechanics, high tech materials and fluids mechanics.

Through the research of our engineers we can offer you the best telescopes ever made to deliver the best images.

You will realize the strength of our UC models under the stars… The simplicity of use combined with high optical and mechanical quality will make you forget that there is a scope between you and the stars … Behind the design, durability and ease of use, you will find a whole range of details that make a real difference.

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Secondary cage:

In Aluminum with dual ring provides very good rigidity to the whole. Provided as standard with 2″ Starlight Feather Touch Focuser.

The truss pole:

In one piece with quick release fasteners, this model patented by SkyVision greatly facilitates the mounting and storage of your instrument. The use of carbon is also a major asset for the collimation during an observation session that can last an entire night without having to re-set the optical settings. The alloy of aluminum and carbon tubes ensures years of practice without worry. Associated with a system of quick and robust fasteners the truss perfectly fulfilled its role of liaison between primary and secondary mirror, whatever the position of the telescope near the horizon or near the zenith.

 

Our experience gained under the stars as astronomers, allow us to offer you a range of instruments with the best ratio « pleasure / performance ». A really compact structure for a greater portability: Skyvision
has made the choice of a fast F/D ratio. As a result, brighter and sharper images for a truly compact structure. Everybody can observe with their feet on the ground even at zenith. Fully collapsible without tools, The SkyVision UC models can be carried even in a small car. This is a real advantage when you have to move away from light polluted skies. The large side bearings are mounted on ball bearings to ensure smooth and precise movements, even manually. For a greater storage and portability the sides bearings are totally removable without the use of any tool. For an improve rigidity we add a carbon finishing plate.

 

The mirror cell:

This part of the telescope is truly fundamental. All our cells are numbered and machined with the greatest care and precision. Our cells are tailor made and adjusted for one mirror. All the process is computer calculated and controlled. Your optics will give you the best.

On the rear side, 3 large thumbscrews allow you to achieve a fast and crisp collimation.

Primary cage and rocker:

The lower part of the SkyVision UC is made of the rocker and the primary cage, machined in steel and aluminum. The primary cage is assembled using a process that gives it a « one piece » characteristics. The rocker is mounted on a removable pivoting wooden base, supported by 3 large pads for a greater stability even in rough ground. Extremely low and compact our rockers are made for a gain of space and a greater transportability.

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UC specifications:

The SkyVision team offers many years of experience under the stars. Without this experience we couldn’t have been able to conduct our research in touch with some of the best professionals in optics, mechanics, high tech materials and fluids mechanics.

Through the research of our engineers we can offer you the best telescopes ever made to deliver the best images.

Model ref. 300 – UC T400 – UC
Diameter (mm/”) 300mm / 12″ 400mm / 16″
Focal length (mm/”) 1200mm / 47″ 1600mm / 63″
F/D ratio F/D 4 F/D 4
 
Weight & Dimensions: optics weight:6,7kg / 14,7 lb optics weight: 12,5kg / 27,5 lb
Total (*) 26 kg / 58 lb 32 kg / 82 lb
Rocker(L x l x h) 9 kg x 50x50x12 cm / 22 lb x x20’’x20’’x5 11kg x 60x60x15 cm / 26 lb x 24’’x24’’x6’’
Primary cage(Lxlxh) 12 kg x 41,7×41,7×7,5 cm / 26.4 lb x16’’x16’’x3’’ 14,5kg x 51x51x7,5 cm / 26 lb x20’’x20’’x3’’
Secondary cage 1,85 kg x 400 mm Diam. / 4 lb x 16’’ diam. 3,25 kg x 500 mm Diam. / 7 lb x 20’’ diam.
Focuser height at zenith 130 cm / 51,2″ 170 cm / 67″
Total height 140 cm / 55″ 180 cm / 71″
Truss pole 2,5 kg x 118 cm / 5,5 lb x 46,5’’ 3,1 kg x 135 cm / 6,8 lb x 53’’
(*) w/o optics
 
Primary mirror Enhanced aluminum coating > 96%
Secondary mirror 96% High reflectivity coating
Focuser 2″ Starlight Feather Touch
Truss pole SkyVision carbon monobloc ©
Primary mirror cell High precision aluminum cell
9 points

Secondary case aluminium-carbon Ultra-compact

Easily packed in the car

9pts primary aluminium cell

The details make a real difference

Diameter over 20″

With the same quality and reliability as our standard production, we realize on-demand the Model with diameter over 20″.

Choose the size, we’ll do the rest. Contact us

Optional accessories

– Laser collimator (ask for green or red dot)

– Black streched dust protection

– Skycommander

– Goto motorization (on both axis)

– Equatorial platform

You can request a quote on the product sheet