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#51 Mike G.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

a thing of beauty....


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:55 PM

Helder

 

Thanks for the great photos along with the other scopes to compare sizes.   Thats one fine looking scope, if its views are as good is it's outside looks,

it going to be a keeper.  Congradulations on a fine purchase.    Now, it's time to update your scope listing, that scope deserves to be on there.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:57 PM

 

Posted Today, 07:37 PM

The objective, I need to figure out who to make it clear like nothing is there, I'm serial number 245

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The 152 makes the 120mm  so small waytogo.gif 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:09 PM

Helder

Thanks for the great photos along with the other scopes to compare sizes. Thats one fine looking scope, if its views are as good is it's outside looks,
it going to be a keeper. Congradulations on a fine purchase. Now, it's time to update your scope listing, that scope deserves to be on there.

Stan


I was going to wait till first light but you convinced me :)
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:09 PM

The 3.7" focuser and the 152ED is a perfect match. May be overkill, but it looks simply...... Wonderful !!

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:10 PM

Thanks for the excellent pics !!

 

esp the angled one showing the colour finish.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

Great pictures wink.gif and a very nice looking 6"er. By the way the EON120 looks very nice too waytogo.gif 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

DSCN1967.JPG Congratulations, Helder.  I think you will find that the extra cost over the SW is worth every penny.  You're gonna love that 3.7" focuser. The finder and the eyepiece holder rotate independently.  So you can change the position of the finder and then reposition the diagonal, without having to loosen it in the adapter.

 

I added two Parallax rings to the focuser end of the scope and attached a Vixen style dovetail between them to use as a carry handle and to serve as a mount for my AT 72 ED or a camera.   The extra weight also provides for a better balance point.  You could, of course, use the APM handle if you do not plan on AP.  Are you planning on AP with the scope?  I hope so, because I would love to see you photos with it.

 

To carry the scope I hold the vixen dovetail in my right hand and cradle the lens end of the scope in my left arm.  Very safe and comfortable.  I found trying to carry the scope at the middle untenable.  Besides, to do that the rings need to be attached.  I place the dovetail with rings in the saddle first and then lift the scope to the rings.  I can't imagine trying to slide the dovetail onto the saddle with the scope attached; for me that was a non-starter.

 

Looking forward to your first light report.  

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:23 PM

Is 2500 € with or without VAT?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:32 PM

its a special kind of high when those big boxes with the red tape arrive from Germany...

 

congrats!

Hmm, I don't know.  A bunch of German red tape to deal with doesn't sound all that fun... undecided.gif



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

Is 2500 € with or without VAT?

3000 Euro including VAT.  2521 Euro without, plus shipping ~ 120 Euro.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:15 PM

Is 2500 € with or without VAT?


In the US you can get the 3.7” model for $3000 USD and the 2.5” focuser model for $2500 (plus shipping, its heavy so shipping could be $100-$200), just contact Markus or OSO. I got mine from Tolga Astro, you can contact Tolga also.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:19 PM

DSCN1967.JPGCongratulations, Helder. I think you will find that the extra cost over the SW is worth every penny. You're gonna love that 3.7" focuser. The finder and the eyepiece holder rotate independently. So you can change the position of the finder and then reposition the diagonal, without having to loosen it in the adapter.

I added two Parallax rings to the focuser end of the scope and attached a Vixen style dovetail between them to use as a carry handle and to serve as a mount for my AT 72 ED or a camera. The extra weight also provides for a better balance point. You could, of course, use the APM handle if you do not plan on AP. Are you planning on AP with the scope? I hope so, because I would love to see you photos with it.

To carry the scope I hold the vixen dovetail in my right hand and cradle the lens end of the scope in my left arm. Very safe and comfortable. I found trying to carry the scope at the middle untenable. Besides, to do that the rings need to be attached. I place the dovetail with rings in the saddle first and then lift the scope to the rings. I can't imagine trying to slide the dovetail onto the saddle with the scope attached; for me that was a non-starter.

Looking forward to your first light report.

Dom Q.


Dom great advice!! I’m still on the fence as what to do with the guide scope and finder. Maybe easiest to use the guisescope as a finder. I don’t generally use a finder when I image as I plate solve, so not certain yet what to do. I like the extra dovetail idea, but next purchase is a motor for the focuser.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:23 PM

Helder, 

 

Beautiful scope!!!

 

Sorry I moved out of NJ, or else you'd have an unexpectec visitor. Good luck with the scope.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:10 PM

Beautiful Helder. I notice the speckled clear coat on mine, thought I was seeing things, but since you mentioned it, I know I'm not nuts thinking I saw that on my scope


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:40 PM

....., the first is that the Losmandy dovetail came with no stop screws, considering the weight, that was a pretty obvious omission, not that the screws are expensive but they should be included.

In case anyone wants to know the stop screws are available at Home Depot they are M6, 1.0 MM thread, 12 MM long. A pair cost .98 cents.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

This is balance and that was with the 31MM Nagler and a the guide scope. I may to add a small weight to back.

Same balance on my GM8 and my TMB 105/650 with the same size weight in the same place.  Does look nice and i just may jump on a used APM if one pops up used. Without the finder the weight was up more. So this 6" is about the same weight.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:05 PM

In the US you can get the 3.7” model for $3000 USD and the 2.5” focuser model for $2500, just contact Markus or OSO. I got mine from Tolga Astro, you can contact Tolga also.

So Tolga Astro is not the same as OSO?



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:09 PM

So Tolga Astro is not the same as OSO?


No Tolga Astro is another company that can get the APM. I sent you tolga’s Cell phone

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:10 PM

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:53 PM

No Tolga Astro is another company that can get the APM. I sent you tolga’s Cell phone

Ok thanks,

 

It will be a few months before i buy anything that big anyways. Maybe next Jan.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:08 PM

Question about the APM 152:  Is it completely made/manufactured in Germany using German made components, or is it made by a Chinese company and resold under the APM label?  I'm very interested in buying this if it is the former.  Thanks.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

Question about the APM 152: Is it completely made/manufactured in Germany using German made components, or is it made by a Chinese company and resold under the APM label? I'm very interested in buying this if it is the former. Thanks.


As far as I know, the APM is manufactured in China but with specs produced by APM. Owning one I can state that the build quality is one of the best I have seen on a China made scope. The components used are not cheap.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

Question about the APM 152:  Is it completely made/manufactured in Germany using German made components, or is it made by a Chinese company and resold under the APM label?  I'm very interested in buying this if it is the former.  Thanks.

It is made by Kunming in China to APM specs.  If Made in Germany, it might cost 2-3X as much.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

The objective, I need to figure out who to make it clear like nothing is there, I'm serial number 245

The light needs to be behind the focuser, not your back.


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