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APM APO 152-1200 ED Telescope 3" FT

APM APO 152-1200 ED Telescope 3'' FT
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Price:  £3,225.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  APO1523FT
Manufacturer:  APM


The new APM 152-1200 Doublet is a mould breaker in the 6_ Refractor category. We have painstakingly engineered an optical and tube solution to bring you APM quality at an unheard of price. The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using ED glass equivalent to FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximise performance. Our innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the normal for a telescope of this price. As with all APM telescopes consistency is assured and each telescope goes through an interferometer test at the 532nm (green) wavelength before shipping.

With a generous 1200mm focal length, the 152-1200ED is an impressive all rounder. From intricate double star observing to high contrast detailed planetary views, this new scope will introduce a whole new group of Astronomy enthusiasts to APM quality.

The new 152-1200ED is also supplied with extensive accessories. Inside the quality Aluminium transport case you will find not only a fantastic value telescope but also a newly designed 2.5_ focuser, CNC tube rings incorporating a carrying handle, 330mm Losmondy style dovetail and finder bracket. All you need to do is add an eyepiece, diagonal and mount.

In terms of mount requirements you will be pleasantly surprised to find you won__t need to invest in a mount with the high load capacity normally required for a refractor of this size. The tube weight of our new refractor is only 7.5kg! That__s nearly half the weight of our LZOS Triplet 152-1200.

Traditional APM quality has been applied in all areas. The new 2.5_ focuser is a Rack and Pinion type, with 1:10 fine focusing. It remains rigid under high loads making it suitable for imaging. The attention to detail extends to areas like the 2_ and 1.25_ eyepiece adapters. These use a new design of collar clamp, far superior to the common brass compression rings found on lesser designs. Of course, if you would like to use a Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) then this can be supplied as an option.

Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 iinclude a 2.5_ field flattener which maintains focal length. There is also a dedicated Massimo Riccardi designed APM Reducer. This changes focal length by a factor of x0.75, resulting in a 900mm focal length and fast f5.9 aperture.

With the new 152-1200ED we believe we have created an Apochromatic Refractor of incomparable performance and value in its category.

Overview (standard version)

  • Doublet ED Apochromatic Refractor
  • FK-51 ED + Lanthanum H-LAF53 Elements
  • Fully Broadband Multicoated
  • Lightweight Aluminium Tube
  • 2.5_ APM Focuser. Starlight 3_ available as option
  • Retractable Dew-Shield
  • CNC Tube Rings with Losmondy Style Dovetail
  • 2_ and 1 _ Eyepiece Adapters
  • Aluminium Case

152ED-K Variations

The K version utilises a high performance custom Krupax tube. It is available with a choice of focuser options and includes CNC tube rings and finder bracket.

It is not supplied with a case, finder scope or mounting plate.

 

 

Specifications (Standard version)

  • Length  1075mm (1210mm Observing)
  • Max Diameter 186mm
  • Tube Weight 16.5Ibs / 7.5kg
  • Aperture 152mm
  • Focal Length 1200mm
  • Focal Ratio f7.9
  • Back Focus 180mm
  • Resolution 0.76_ Arc Seconds
  • Limit Value 12.7 Magnitude
  • Max Mag 300x

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