APM 152/1200 APO Triplet w/ CNC LW II Tube & 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser

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APM 152/1200 APO Triplet w/ CNC LW II Tube & 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser
Item # AM-152/1200-CNC
  • The APM 152mm (6") f/7.9 Refractor Telescope sports triple air-spaced super ED APO LZOS optics.
  • Newly designed lightweight tube assembly easily handles visual and imaging equipment.
  • The APM 152mm (6") f/7.9 Refractor Telescope works with any binoviewer or diagonal combination without the need for correctors.
  • The Starlight 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser is fully rotatable, with zero image shift, and comes with a 3.5" to 2" and 2" to 1.25" adapter.
  • The APM 152/1200 telescope comes with tube rings, a 50mm finder bracket, and adapter.
  • All APM Items are special order from Germany, and price may fluctuate due to shifting exchange rates between the Euro and the Dollar. Please call us for prices and further information if interested!


APM Telescope 152/1200 APO Triplet with CNC LW II Tube and 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser

The APM 152F/1200 is not only a wonderful, powerful visual APO telescope for lower power, wide-field observations and higher power, super high contrast planetary and double star observations, but it is also a superb imaging machine. The tube assembly has been redesigned to be even more compact and lightweight than previous models. The APM 152F/1200 can now be considered a fully portable high end APO that is solidly at home on medium sized, easily transportable( and relatively inexpensive) mounts. This model can be enjoyed visually with any binoviewer/diagonal combination without the use of a barlow/corrector. When used photographically with a matched field flattener you'll experience coverage up to a 6x7 cm format with pinpoint stars across the entire field...even into the corners!

The super strong, lightweight CNC LW II tubes incorporated in the APM 152F/1200 are manufactured in Germany of the best materials and with fine attention to details and overall mechanical quality. The dew shield slides smoothly over the optical tube assembly without scratching the paint. The tube's internal baffles are matched for a large usable photographic field.

The Starlight Instruments Feather Touch focuser included with the APM 152F/1200 is a full 3.5". It rotates smoothly and with zero image shift. This zero shift rotation is very important when your camera has already achieved its best focus and you would like to rotate it to the best possible position. The 50mm quick release finder bracket and dovetail base are mounted on the fully rotatable focuser, allowing you to rotate your finder, just like your camera, to the best position. The Feather Touch focuser comes with large anodized knobs, an attached 3.5" to 2" adapter and a 2" to 1.25" clamp-style adapter to protect your eyepieces and diagonals from scratches.

The included tube rings with the APM 152F/1200 are flat on both sides and offer three tapped 1/4-20 holes perpendicular to the tube line. The center spacing between the two outer holes is 60mm, or 2.362". The center tapped hole can be used for mounting plates that only have a single center hole.

What's more you get special glass type OK-4 - designed and melted in LZOS - which allows to achieve perfect color correction within visible range of spectrum. OK-4 glass similar to fluorite has unique optical parameters. Made of OK-4 apo-lenses (apochromatic lenses) ensure image quality characterized by round-mean-square wavefront deviation not exceeding 0.035 wavelength (532nm).

APM Telescope 152/1200 APO Triplet Refractor Features

  • Quick release 50m finder bracket and retractable dew shield included.
  • Feathertouch focuser is rotatable, offers choice of two speeds, and includes an indexed drawtube and internal brake
  • LW tube makes this system just under 25 lbs, and that includes tube rings!
  • CNC tube rings with flats on both ends.
  • 3.5 -2-1.25" eyepiece adapters with brass compression rings.
  • Triplet air-spaced Super ED APO with advanced multi-coatings.
APM Telescopes Product Number: 152/1200-CNC
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU AM-152/1200-CNC
Manufacturer APM
Telescope Series APM CNC LW II
Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty Not Supplied By Manufacturer
Telescope Focal Length 1200 mm
Telescope Aperture 6"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7.89
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Highest Useful Magnification Not supplied by manufacturer
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.3
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 170mm
Finder Included None
Eyepiece(s) Included None
Length of Optical Tube 42.3"
Optical Tube Weight 29 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight N/A

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

This scope is magical. Owner 3 1/4 Questar, C8,C9.25 , 18 inch Odyssey,C14 -fastar, Vixen Fluorite 4,SV S 80mm, 4 1/4 Palomar, Cave 12 and a whole bunch of refractors...
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Piper / (Posted on 12/3/2011)
APM 152/1200 CNCII
Got this from OPT at the end of summer 2007. One beautiful scope. Fantastic view of Mars this week. This is as good as it gets.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Joe / (Posted on 12/13/2007)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Optical Tube
  • 3.5" Starlight Feather Touch Focuser
  • Set CNC Tube Rings
  • 2" Extension 80 mm
  • 3.5" to 2" Adapter
  • 2"/1.25" Adapter
  • 50mm Finder Bracket
  • Dust Caps
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