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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
New : 12" APM Apo Binocular
      #5636500 - 01/22/13 09:44 AM



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


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Jim Chung
Vendor - Icodome
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Reged: 12/07/05

Loc: Toronto
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5636610 - 01/22/13 10:35 AM

Marcus,

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



Thanks,


Jim


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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Jim Chung]
      #5636859 - 01/22/13 12:58 PM

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



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DwainM
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Reged: 07/30/12

Loc: NW AR
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5636900 - 01/22/13 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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Astrojensen
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: DwainM]
      #5636929 - 01/22/13 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.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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MDavid
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Reged: 11/15/11

Loc: 29N (Texas)
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5637156 - 01/22/13 03:24 PM

Quote:

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




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

hmm $500K Do you take credit cards?


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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: DwainM]
      #5637309 - 01/22/13 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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APM M.Ludes
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5637316 - 01/22/13 04:43 PM



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

:-)


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APM M.Ludes
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: MDavid]
      #5637321 - 01/22/13 04:44 PM




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


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zjc26138
Loved By All
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5637463 - 01/22/13 05:59 PM

Beautiful telescopes! A dream set up for sure.

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Gord
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/06/04

Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5637745 - 01/22/13 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>

Clear skies!


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Sgt
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 12/17/05

Loc: Under the southern horn of the...
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5637748 - 01/22/13 09:00 PM

Herr Porsche wanted to dabble in stargazing?:-)

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faackanders2
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/11

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5637883 - 01/22/13 10:23 PM

Quote:

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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Astrojensen
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5638255 - 01/23/13 05:24 AM

Quote:

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




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


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Sunspot
Postmaster
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Reged: 03/15/05

Loc: Surprise, AZ
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5638518 - 01/23/13 09:42 AM

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

Paul


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Howie Glatter
Vendor


Reged: 07/04/06

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5638716 - 01/23/13 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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Yu Gu
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Reged: 06/18/06

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5638736 - 01/23/13 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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MDavid
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Reged: 11/15/11

Loc: 29N (Texas)
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5638793 - 01/23/13 12:02 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

I have an idea for a minor upgrade

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EverlastingSky
professor emeritus
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Reged: 09/12/06

Loc: Vancouver Canada
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: MDavid]
      #5639462 - 01/23/13 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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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5640095 - 01/24/13 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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