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New APM-LOMO Apo 80/480

Started by apmtelescopes, 08/10/2006 07:37AM
Posted 08/10/2006 07:37AM Opening Post
In February 2006 we did a new Project with William Optics to be able to have a better competition price against all the new small Apo's , so we decited to get from William Optics made a new Apo Tube for the well known TMB/LOMO triplet Super ED Apo's 80 mm f/480 mm with the features of the new modern William scopes, like his newest dual speed focuser.

The project was now finished and first run of tubes are getting shipped to us, Optics we have in stock, so we can start promoting and selling them.

Here the specs:
Newly redesigned tube, with dual speed focuser included in the price. Megrez 80 SUPERAPO refractor is an air-spaced Triplet Super Apochromatic refractor. The Russian-produced, TMB-designed F6 lens has a heart of super low dispersion Russian glass equivalent to fluorite that reduces any secondary spectrum to an unbelievable degree. It comes with L-base bracket and backpack-style water resistant carrying case.

Techn. Specs.
- Aperture 80mm
- Focal Ratio F/6
- Focal Length 480mm
- Objective Type Triplet Air-Spaced
- Resolving Power 1.45"
- Limiting Magnitude 11.3
- Lens Shade Retractable
- Focuser 2" Rotatable Crayford Focuser with 1:10 dual speed fine focus
- Travel Length 3.15" (80 mm)
- 2" Brass Compression Ring Included
- L- type Mount L- bracket based
- 1.25" Adapter Brass Compression Ring Included
- Field Stops 7 Baffles with Ultra Flat Black Interior
- Tube Diameter 90 mm
- Tube Length 14.5" (368 mm) Fully Retracted 17.6" (447 mm) Fully Extended
- Tube Weight 5.94 lbs.( 2.7 kg)
- Soft Carrying Backpack Dimensions (WxHxD) 15" x 20" x 6.5" (38.1 cmx50.8 cmx16.5 cm)

That new Modell goes for US $ 1,295 only and each sample comes with the full interferometrical Testreport.

Markus Ludes
Markus Ludes

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Markus Ludes
Posted 08/17/2006 11:52AM #1
Are all the 80mm APM/TMB triplets still sourced from LOMO, or have some switched to be sourced from LZOS? A question has come up on this in another forum (CN) and I know Markus reads here more often.