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#1 APM M.Ludes

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

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we finished Serial nr. of the maybe world largest Apo Binocular. The Optics are APM-LZOS 304 mm F/7.5 triplet ED Apos on the APM GE 300 Goto Mount.

Total weight 2,400 lbs about

delivery time : 2 years

#2 Jim Chung

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Marcus,

May I ask how much this cost? Was it made for a scientific facility?



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

cost is about 500,000.00 $, its made for a privat customer

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Guess I'll pick another lottery ticket on the way home.
Marcus, I suppose the leadtime on the second one will be somewhat shorter?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

That is totally insane, nuts and bonkers. And awesome, cool and amazing. All at the same time. Do I want one? Of course I do! Can I afford one? LOL!

Not if I saved up for a lifetime.

But it's still amazing.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

cost is about 500,000.00 $, its made for a privat customer


:drool5: My new best friend...If only I knew who you were...

hmm $500K Do you take credit cards? ;)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Dwain

the lead time for mechanics is very short, maybe 2,3 month only , but the optics need 18 to 24 month , melting, polishing, coating, assembling etc....

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

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so you mean we should build a demo version and bring it to starpartys ??????

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

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Hi Mike, yes we collecting Creditcards :-)...its my hobby

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Beautiful telescopes! A dream set up for sure.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

This is just ridiculous... ly good!

Hmmmm, you know, this would allow two observers to share the view at the same time. You'd have to snuggle pretty close, but... <runs off to show wife>

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Herr Porsche wanted to dabble in stargazing?:-)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

That is totally insane, nuts and bonkers. And awesome, cool and amazing. All at the same time. Do I want one? Of course I do! Can I afford one? LOL!

Not if I saved up for a lifetime.

But it's still amazing.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


WOW! And I thought I only wanted a 150mm bino. Any chance they'll sell tickets to look through this 12" bino (since that is more likely than me ever winning a lottery ticket).

Congrats on completing this beautiful labor of work!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

so you mean we should build a demo version and bring it to starpartys ??????



Yes, yes! Preferably one near me, thank you! :grin:


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I think you should bring one to Tucson later this year... :grin:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Hey Marcus,

Would you please check that those tiny bolts holding the pier to the floor are screwed in tight? It makes me nervous just looking at it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

I am not sure I like to observe with solid metal disks hovering over my head... But the concept of the mount is quite cool!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

I have an idea for a minor upgrade ;)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Really excellent, I like to see such wondrous instruments being made, exciting and inspiring! I've often daydreamed of what I would have custom made when...er... if I win the Lotto ;) This fires up my imagination even more. Definitely need the observing throne integral and incorporated into the instrument, as Mike alluded to above with his diagram / simulation. Just get in, buckle up, grab the wheel and "drive off" to your destination target. Ideally 100% mechanical without any electricity, just driven by gears and wheels turned by the "driver".

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

Howie

I see you are good only with adapters and lasers, but not with bolt technic, hahaha, even if there would be no bolts at all, you could not drop it down and the scope movement would not drop it, everything is perfect balanced in center of the mass !!!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

Markus,

Beautiful beyond words! But the curves on those lenses must be very steep and the glass rather thick; how will cool down be handled?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

Herr Porsche wanted to dabble in stargazing?:-)


:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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#23 Alan A.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Wow, I am drooling onto the keyboard.

Markus, let us live vicariously - how about a description of the views through the scope :)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

I'm sure he would love to give that description, but he said the objectives are already in China.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hey Markus!
Bring that to NEAF!!!!






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