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world biggest triplet Apo Binocular 12"

Started by apmtelescopes, 01/22/2013 06:48AM
Posted 01/22/2013 06:48AM Opening Post
yesterday we finished the maybe world largest Apo Binocular in germany.

The Optics are APM-LZOS 304 mm F/7.5 triplet ED Lenses

the total set up weights about 2,400 lbs.

the Mount is the APM-GE 300 , the telescope tubes and bino rotating ring has been made by Master Matthias Wirth from Germany

now its going to the buyer to China

clear skies

Markus Ludes

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clear skies

Markus Ludes
APM-Telescopes/Germany
Posted 01/22/2013 09:32AM #1
more pics

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clear skies

Markus Ludes
APM-Telescopes/Germany
Posted 01/22/2013 11:26PM | Edited 01/22/2013 11:26PM #2
That is impressive! But I would not want to be the one to try to hand hold it, might be a bit shakey. wink

[SIZE="Large"][/SIZE][COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR] Floyd Blue grin
Amateur Imager
Posted 01/23/2013 08:02AM #3
In these days of everything optimized for CCD astronomy it is refreshing to see someone spending over half a million on a strictly visual setup, good job.

Vahe