APM Telescopes 152/1200 f/8 ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" APM Focuser
The new APM 152-1200 Doublet is a mould breaker in the 6” Refractor category. APM have painstakingly engineered an optical and tube solution to bring you APM quality at an unheard of price. The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using ED glass equivalent to FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximise performance. Our innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the normal for a telescope of this price. As with all APM telescopes consistency is assured and each telescope goes through an interferometrical test at the 532nm (green) wavelength before shipping.
With a generous 1200mm focal length, the 152-1200ED is an impressive all rounder. From intricate double star observing to high contrast detailed planetary views, this new scope will introduce a whole new group of Astronomy enthusiasts to APM quality. A classic scope in the making? We think so.
The new 152-1200ED is also supplied with extensive accessories. Inside the quality Aluminium transport case you will find not only a fantastic value telescope but also a newly designed 2.5” focuser, CNC tube rings incorporating a carrying handle, 330mm Losmondy style dovetail and finder bracket. All you need to do is add an eyepiece, diagonal and mount.
In terms of mount requirements you will be pleasantly surprised to find you won’t need to invest in a mount with the high load capacity normally required for a refractor of this size. The tube weight of our new refractor is only 7.5kg! That’s nearly half the weight of our LZOS Triplet 152-1200.
Traditional APM quality has been applied in all areas. The new 2.5” focuser is a Rack and Pinion type, with 1:10 fine focusing. It remains rigid under high loads making it suitable for imaging. The attention to detail extends to areas like the 2” and 1.25” eyepiece adapters. These use a new design of collar clamp, far superior to the common brass compression rings found on lesser designs. Of course, if you would like to use a Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) then this can be supplied as an option.
Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 iinclude a 2.5” field flattener which maintains focal length. There is also a dedicated Massimo Riccardi designed APM Reducer. This changes focal length by a factor of x0.75, resulting in a 900mm focal length and fast f5.9 aperture.
With the new 152-1200ED we believe APM have created an Apochromatic Refractor of incomparable performance and value in its category.
AVAILABILITY: usually 3 - 8 weeks from cleared payment for the order, but sometimes it might be in stock within the UK. Please get in contact to check stock.
- Doublet ED Apochromatic Refractor
- FK-51 ED + Lanthanum H-LAF53 Elements
- Fully Broadband Multicoated
- Lightweight Aluminium Tube
- APM 2.5" Focuser
- Retractable Dew-Shield
- CNC Tube Rings with Losmondy Style Dovetail
- 2” and 1 ¼” Eyepiece Adapters
- Aluminium Case
- Length 1075mm (1210mm Observing)
- Max Diameter 186mm
- Tube Weight 16.5Ibs / 7.5kg
- Aperture 152mm
- Focal Length 1200mm
- Focal Ratio f7.9
- Back Focus 180mm
- Resolution 0.76” Arc Seconds
- Limit Value 12.7 Magnitude
- Max Mag 300x