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Two Boxed Sets of Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic ZAO Eyepieces

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FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER

Two complete, 6-eyepiece sets of mint condition Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces in velvet-lined, laser engraved, walnut presentation boxes. Both sets includes the optional 34mm eyepiece.

I'm the original owner of these boxed sets of ZAO's. Each set includes a 4, 6, 10, 16, 25, and the optional 34mm eyepiece. I purchased them from Company Seven, Astro-Optics Division, on 7/24/97.

I was able to procure two of the 100 sets made available for the American market.

These amazing eyepieces were always used, handled, and stored with utmost care. They are in pristine, like-new condition.

Only air and photons have ever touched their lenses.

They were used with my FS-152 and C11 with a Baader binoviewer, providing spectacular, high-contrast planetary and lunar views.

In side-by-side comparisons with my pairs of Takahashi LE-5, 7.5, and 12.5mm eyepieces, these Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopics consistently provided higher contrast views of lunar and planetary detail, and in several cases were able to resolve otherwise impossible-to-split double stars. Their ultra high contrast really sets them apart!

They are being offered in their original laser-engraved walnut presentation boxes, with their factory-supplied top and bottom dust caps and original documentation, all packaged inside their original maroon-colored cardboard boxes.

Eyepiece Specifications
Lens Material:  Schott Lanthanum high-index, low-dispersion, rare-earth glass
AFOV:  45°, 4-25mm
AFOV:  40°, 34mm
Parfocal:  Yes
All eyepieces are threaded for 1.25" diameter standard filters
AR Coatings:  Multi-coated with the Zeiss patented "T" multilayer coatings
>97% light transmission and UHC

One set       $6,500
Both sets  $12,500
  • CONUS ONLY, PLEASE
  • Cash, PayPal, or personal check
  • Price includes insured shipping
  • Buyer pays 3% PayPal fee
  • Will ship after personal check clears
Thanks for looking!
Gary Stevens