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#1 James Ling

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi All....

I have just received my new 152 APM ED APO, two days ago, and very much like to share in this forum, for those who are interested to know how APM packed and delivered this new scope to anyone who make the purchase...

This new scope is exactly the same scope on display at the recent Tucson Astronomy Show, and as it has been shipped back to Germany, after no one took the opportunities to purchase it, I wrote to Markus, and he agreed to let me have this scope, otherwise I will need to wait until March 2013, for the production delivery.

APM uses DHL for the delivery, to my country, Singapore.
And it took less than 10 days to reach me...

The following photo attachments shows the new scope is delivered to my house, and how APM packed the scope...

1. The delivery box arrived , measuring 122cmX45cmX40cm and weighing 26kg....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

2. Delivery box is packed with double carton box....
The case within the double box is bubble wrapped....with few layers...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

3. Case with bubble wrapping removed from the double box.....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

4. One final bubble wrapping for the case, after removing few layers of bubble wrapping....
Looks like a lot of protection for this case....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

5. The beautiful case after removing the bubble wrapping...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

6. The case is opened and has double foam compartments for top and bottom side....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

7. This delivery comes with Warranty certificate for this serial # 002 OTA and test report showing 95.4% Strehl

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

8. Included in this shipment are accessories such as , finder with illuminator, extension tube, diagonal and carrying handle..., which are individually packed, and stuffed into the cut foam....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

8. Removing the OTA from the foam box, which is bubble wrapped.....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

9. OTA with one final plastic bag wrap, after removing the bubble wrapping...
Looks like even the OTA is well protected against scratches from the foam...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

10. Finally the OTA with the APM focuser....
For the production shipment, the supplied focuser will not be APM made...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

11. The APM focuser with Markus Ludes's name on it.....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

James,

Congratulations on getting your new APM 152 doublet. Looks fantastic. Hope it gives you some great views of the night sky. Let us know how you like the scope after getting a chance to use it.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

12. Fixing the accessories onto the APM focuser....
i) Finder , which comprises the brkt, finder and illuminator...
ii)Extension tube lengthens the focusing distance travel to 12cm...., as the focuser only has around 6cm of travel...
iii) 2" 99% dielectric 1/10 lambda diagonal... Pls take note that this diagonal is not part of the usd3990 pkg...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

13. Fixing the carrying handle onto the OTA....
As the losmandy dovetail is adjustable with series of holes on one side, and slot hole on the other side, as such you can mount this carrying handle by adjusting the distance between the 2 mounting rings that come along with this scope...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

14. This is the look of the new 152 APM ED APO, when mounted onto my G11 losmandy G2 mount.....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

James,

Congratulations on getting your new APM 152 doublet. Looks fantastic. Hope it gives you some great views of the night sky. Let us know how you like the scope after getting a chance to use it.

Bill


Hi Bill..

Thanks for your comments.....

Today I hope have a good chance of using it at my Astronomy Friend's astro talk at a local library...
Although the weather don't look promising at this moment, but tonight, after the astro talk, maybe the weather may change......
But tonight's main object will only be Jupiter, M45 and M42, as we are putting this up in a heavily light polluted city....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

Your unboxing is so well documented I feel like I received it too - except my wife isn't yelling at me

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

Your unboxing is so well documented I feel like I received it too - except my wife isn't yelling at me


Hi Bro...

Thanks for your comment....

I think is good to show how APM packed their scope for the delivery, and if there is a need for further improvement, I think , they will make the necessary changes....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

James,

Congratulations on a beautiful scope, and Happy Birthday too! Now all you need for Christmas are some clear skies ..... and maybe an Ethos 21!

Well done!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

James,

Congratulations on a beautiful scope, and Happy Birthday too! Now all you need for Christmas are some clear skies ..... and maybe an Ethos 21!

Well done!

Hermie


Thanks Hermie...

I really did not plan this for my this year birthday, and it so happen it all happened at the same time....

As for the Ethos 21, I know is great to have..., although currently I have the 22mm TV panoptic....

Yes, with this scope arriving perfectly during Jupiter opposition time, I have the whole of this month of December to put it out for more side walks....

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James Ling

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

Beautiful scope James!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:29 AM

Beautiful scope James!


Hi Bro..

Thanks for your comment...

The physical appearance of this scope really meet my expectation, as previously not much photos being taken from this new scope...

And it come in a nice case, which give me peace of mind, when I travel with it for star gazing activities...

REgards

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

I'm surprised that with a doublet objective, the scope is still so front heavy. Or is perhaps the dewshield not extended in those last two images?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Wonderful set of photos.
Goodluck with your new scope.






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