APM Doublet ED Apo 152/1200 mm OTA
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:53 PM
soon....we will test and start to ship out 50 pc telescopes and optics to customers and dealers who pre ordered.
soon ..means what ??...we checking the shipping cost seafreight ( 4 weeks to us ) cvompare to airfreight ( 5 days to us ) ...so shipping to vendors will be between March and April, same to our direct customers
still w ehave 10 pc scopes for sale from first large run, so your chance to order now and get soonest
a 6" doublet ED behind Markus Ludes of APM Stands !!!!
US $ 3,990.- incl. shipping for customers outside of european community
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:17 PM
...so shipping to vendors will be between March and April, same to our direct customers
Markus, thanks for updating the delivery time on this scope. Since I went through the USA dealer, maybe looking at April/May delivery? That is right on the promised schedule. Very good news.
Only ten units out of first fifty unclaimed? For a 'new' 152 offering not bad so far?
Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:31 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:37 AM
We got another final solution and improvement done onthe 152: we have now finished the focuser and i am happy to say that the final focuser is as good as the worldbest focusers out and our new clamping system is by far the best design on the worldmarket
Markus, I will be looking for a 3" focuser. Is this one 2.5"? If so, will the improvements be expanded to your 3" focuser?
When you have specs and photos to publish please let us know. Are the mechanical dimensions identical to the ones in the diagrams in your site?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:54 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:54 AM
May I ask what the range of travel is on this new 2.5 inch focuser?
If you go to the link that Markus put up just above your post, you will see that the focuser appears to have 90mm of out travel capability. It is a beautiful looking focuser. If Markus has been able to duplicate the feel of the very famous Feathertouch, he is going to pose some interesting challenges a venerable parts supplier that has helped him and many other telescope makers have incredible products.