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ukcanuck
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Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO
      #5319889 - 07/16/12 08:32 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

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…

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...


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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5319899 - 07/16/12 08:39 AM Attachment (50 downloads)

Feathertouch Focuser & Tailpiece:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5320285 - 07/16/12 12:50 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

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

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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5320791 - 07/16/12 05:46 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

Dew shield:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324470 - 07/19/12 04:50 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

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

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324472 - 07/19/12 04:54 AM Attachment (35 downloads)

Front end:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324473 - 07/19/12 04:54 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

Full length:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324474 - 07/19/12 04:55 AM Attachment (35 downloads)

Another angle:

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324475 - 07/19/12 04:56 AM Attachment (39 downloads)

...aannnnd pull back for full profile :

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ukcanuck
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324476 - 07/19/12 04:58 AM Attachment (43 downloads)

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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rockethead26
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Re: Skylight Special Projects #1: The LOMO 102/800 APO new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5324616 - 07/19/12 08:54 AM

Wow, absolutely beautiful, Richard! Lucky customer.

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