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James Ling
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APM 152 ED APO #002
      #5560036 - 12/07/12 10:05 PM Attachment (630 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560043 - 12/07/12 10:08 PM Attachment (340 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560046 - 12/07/12 10:10 PM Attachment (233 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560050 - 12/07/12 10:13 PM Attachment (242 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560055 - 12/07/12 10:15 PM Attachment (345 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560059 - 12/07/12 10:17 PM Attachment (325 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560063 - 12/07/12 10:19 PM Attachment (303 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560065 - 12/07/12 10:23 PM Attachment (292 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560067 - 12/07/12 10:25 PM Attachment (295 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560072 - 12/07/12 10:28 PM Attachment (255 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560080 - 12/07/12 10:32 PM Attachment (464 downloads)

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


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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560084 - 12/07/12 10:36 PM Attachment (413 downloads)

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

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Bill Barlow
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560096 - 12/07/12 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.

Bill


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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560097 - 12/07/12 10:43 PM Attachment (315 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560106 - 12/07/12 10:49 PM Attachment (250 downloads)

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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560112 - 12/07/12 10:52 PM Attachment (526 downloads)

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

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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: Bill Barlow]
      #5560118 - 12/07/12 10:59 PM

Quote:

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....

Regards

James Ling


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astroricardo
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: James Ling]
      #5560120 - 12/07/12 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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James Ling
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 new [Re: astroricardo]
      #5560128 - 12/07/12 11:06 PM

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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....

Regards

James Ling


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Hermie
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Re: APM 152 ED APO #002 [Re: James Ling]
      #5560140 - 12/07/12 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!

Hermie


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