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APM Super ED 180mm F1260 APO Refractor Telescope

APM Super ED 180mm F1260 APO Refractor Telescope
Price:  £20,199.00(Inc. 20% VAT)

Product Code:  APO180
Manufacturer:  APM-LZOS

The APM 180-1260 Triplet is of uncompromising optical quality. All APM LZOS optics are made to a minimum optical standard of 95% Strehl. The 180 typically exceeds 96%. Customers have options on Dew-Shield, Back Focus and even paint finish specifications as all 180/1260 Telescopes are made to order.

With an impressive 1260mm focal length but large 180mm aperture the 180-1260 offers a very fast F7 focal ratio for its focal length. It will allow you see planetary detail like you have never seen before. Deep sky objects have a new clarity and star clusters become almost 3D in appearance. The 180-1260 is a truly exceptional instrument.

With its large aperture, the 180-1260 is well suited to imaging. Two dedicated imaging accessories are made for it. The first is an optimised field flattener matched to the LZOS optics. This is designed for sensors up to medium format size. Each flattener body is custom made for either CCD or 6x7 format use. The second is a Massimo Riccardi designed Reducer. This reduces the effective focal length to 945mm and focal ration to an ultra fast F5.25. The reducer is a fully Apochromatic design using ED glass.

The APM 180/1260 CNC-LW-II, The Super APO!


The outstanding optical quality offered by the 180-1260 as shown by these test results. Click for larger images


  • Triplet Super ED Apochromatic Refractor
  • LZOS OK-4 Super ED / OF-1 Elements. Multicoated
  • Kruppax 50, Aluminium CNC Tube
  • 3.5ƒ_ Starlight Instruments Focuser
  • Retractable Dew-Shield
  • CNC Tube Rings
  • Finder Shoe Bracket and Mount
  • 2ƒ_ and 1 ¶¬ƒ_ Eyepiece Adapters
  • LZOS Optical Test Report


  • Length  1110mm (1350mm Observing)
  • Max Diameter 256mm
  • Tube Weight 49.8Ibs / 23kg
  • Aperture 180mm
  • Focal Length 1260mm
  • Focal Ratio f7
  • Resolution 0.64ƒ_ Arc Seconds
  • Limit Value 13.1 Magnitude
  • Max Mag 360x

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