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#226 Dagobert

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 10:50 PM

Wonderful thread!  Here’s my APQ 130 (in a Markus Ludes custom tube with an FTF351).  Not a stock set-up but the photons don’t care. It’s lineage as I understand it is that the APQ lens began life as a reference optic in some sort of industrial application (used in collimation I believe).  It eventually ended up in Markus’s capable hands from whom I acquired it.  I’ve also acquired a  pair of Dennis’s Zeiss binoviewers.  Also pictured is an original Baader Herschel wedge which uses a Zeiss prism.  Fine optics but beware the exhaust blush.gif !   Not pictured is a Zeiss M44 diagonal.

 

I blame the whole mess on Alan Friedman who lured me in for a peak through his 130 at NEAF one year LOL.  That was it for me. If you have the opportunity to look through one I urge you to bolt lest you find yourself endlessly scouring the globe like some Zeissian knight in search of the Astro-grail.

 

So, if you could have just one eyepiece (or pair😂) starting with the letter Z to tuck into that M44 what would it be?  Also , I thought that I had read somewhere that there were 140 of these 130mm lenses made.  Can anyone comment on the volume “manufactured”?

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#227 stevenwav

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:59 AM

Beautious! Hmmm. one eyepiece or pair that begins with "Z" for this scope - I would opt for the ZAO 25's under my seeing conditions (which are lousy).  The 25mm offers a nice wide field (well kinda wide) to encapsulate the double cluster, full lunar and solar disc views and can be barlowed down to acceptable planetary/globular mags. 


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#228 Jim Curry

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:07 AM

Oh, I predict 4 - 6 pics (different OTA's) but the thread will most likely come to a halt at that point.

I don't want you picking any horses for me lol.gif



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 05:57 AM

wow.. do you have kids? can I be in your will? smile.gif

 

This is obvious the winner and the pinnacle of Zeissyness..  the über APQ with the mount from top notch other manufacturers yet Zeiss labeled.

Just gorgeous.. definitely the right thing to buy in '98

I'll bet you you haven't been scouring forums endlessly wondering what else to buy to look up at the sky. 

 

thanks! of course you can be in my will, are you a beautiful 20-28y girl? lol.gif lol.gif

 

Well... you know how this hobby is, you always find a way to spend a lot af money! grin.gif


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#230 Grahaml

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:32 AM

 My humble 50 /540 first  light  for me and I've had it 3 years  ,  on a gitzo 5533s , slight  overkill on the tripod   maybe .

 

CZJ o 25 ortho   late afternoon  is stunning  I have a CZJ o 10 as well to try later.

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#231 Spartinix

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:45 AM

I just saw these on a FB group. Someone bought it in an auction.

It's a 130mm binoscope.

 

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#232 Astrojensen

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 05:12 AM

I just saw these on a FB group. Someone bought it in an auction.

It's a 130mm binoscope.

Ouch. It'll take more than an afternoon's worth of polish to get that one back into action.

 

 

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 07:22 PM

I just saw these on a FB group. Someone bought it in an auction.

It's a 130mm binoscope.

Ooof. is there any objective picture? it's going to be worth it though if it's clean.



#234 Spartinix

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Posted 27 December 2020 - 12:40 AM

That's what I thought, but no objective pictures...

 

Found this though;

 

https://digital.tcl....riail2/id/2803/
https://www.cloudyni...iss-asal-1930s/
https://www.invaluab...43-c-3bba98dbba


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#235 jena100

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:17 PM

 My humble 50 /540 first  light  for me and I've had it 3 years  ,  on a gitzo 5533s , slight  overkill on the tripod   maybe .

 

CZJ o 25 ortho   late afternoon  is stunning  I have a CZJ o 10 as well to try later.

There is never an overkill on a tripod. That remains the weak point with all most all portable telescopes. The only tripod that I have used with full happy results is the Losmandy heavy duty field tripod. Good for 400 pounds.




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