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APM M.Ludes
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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huskercr
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Reged: 08/10/05

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5640234 - 01/24/13 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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Stellarfire
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Reged: 07/10/11

Loc: Switzerland
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Sgt]
      #5640278 - 01/24/13 09:45 AM

Quote:

Herr Porsche wanted to dabble in stargazing?:-)






Stephan


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alancygnusx2
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Reged: 11/25/08

Loc: CA
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5640574 - 01/24/13 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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Mark9473
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Reged: 07/21/05

Loc: 51N 4E
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: alancygnusx2]
      #5640980 - 01/24/13 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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Awesomelenny
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Reged: 05/02/04

Loc: Long: 81.42 W Lat: 41.21 N
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5642558 - 01/25/13 01:09 PM

Hey Markus!
Bring that to NEAF!!!!


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City Kid
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/06/09

Loc: Northern Indiana
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5643148 - 01/25/13 06:50 PM

I hope we are going to be able to read an observing report. Awesome just doesn't seem like a strong enough word.

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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: City Kid]
      #5643763 - 01/26/13 03:40 AM

we do our best for observing report , promissed

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faackanders2
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Reged: 03/28/11

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5644430 - 01/26/13 01:42 PM

Markus what is the cost of the binos and mount seperately (or estimate % breakdown)? Just wondering if binos or mount is more expensive when you get to that size.

Awsome binos! Will this go in the record books?


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faackanders2
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Reged: 03/28/11

Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5645249 - 01/26/13 11:01 PM

Just realized this is for sale. I thought it was built for an observatory or private owner.

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mikey cee
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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5645331 - 01/27/13 12:34 AM

That was my take also....that it wasn't a spec. Mike

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Astrojensen
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Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5645397 - 01/27/13 02:46 AM

Once APM has made a one-off, they often show it up for sale, even if it is already in the hands of the customer, to show what they can do and what the estimated price will be.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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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]
      #5645405 - 01/27/13 02:57 AM

the one shown here with pictures is sold, yes, but we can do it again if you place a new order.

As additional info to the questions of the refractor forum:
this binocular is build to be used in 3 ways
a, as shown, as binocular telescopes with Binoptic/Germany made bino asembly with high reflection mirror and easy collimation build in. The usefull power is the same as for a single standart 12" Apo

b, the bino assembly can be taken off, extensions to be screwed on, then 2 side by side 12" apos remain and can be used by 2 people at the same time

c, one or both tubes can be taken ouf of the rotating ring and mounted onto a standart germany equatorial mount for single telescope use

so all flexibility excist


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Daniel Mounsey
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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5645466 - 01/27/13 04:32 AM

Binoculars on crack.

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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: Daniel Mounsey]
      #5646135 - 01/27/13 02:06 PM

???????? dont know that saying in germany :-(

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faackanders2
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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5647156 - 01/27/13 11:11 PM

Better not to know.

Binocular on Steroids would be a better quote.


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ThomasM
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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5658379 - 02/02/13 03:40 PM












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Astrojensen
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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: ThomasM]
      #5658837 - 02/02/13 08:07 PM

Ohmygawd! I've never seen so many gremlins in one place before!


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Edited by Astrojensen (02/02/13 08:09 PM)


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Re: New : 12" APM Apo Binocular new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5663570 - 02/05/13 01:09 PM

The ESC key made fast work of that stuff!!

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