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Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:32 AM

Given my reputation as a maker of high quality achromats, I knew that when the time came to make an apochromat, it had to be something special… :cool:

Recently, I was given this opportunity when a client contacted me and inquired whether I would construct a tube faithful to my Victorian designs around his own objective lens; a LOMO 102/800...

More to come... :rainbow:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

Feathertouch Focuser & Tailpiece:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

The Televue 4" cradle fits perfectly (not an accident) :D. The brass object is a solar finder:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

Dew shield:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:50 AM

I've now had a chance to shrink a few more pictures:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:54 AM

Front end:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:54 AM

Full length:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:55 AM

Another angle:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:56 AM

...aannnnd pull back for full profile :cool::

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:58 AM

That's it...whew, what a build. Feedback or comments welcome, or if you'd like to commission something truly different like this, please get in touch.

One last shot...of course it had to come with a display case:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Wow, absolutely beautiful, Richard! Lucky customer.






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