The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using FPL-51 ED glass complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximise performance. This innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the norm 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.
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 this refractor is only 7.5kg! Focuser Choice:
The APM 152 ED is available with either a 2.5” or 3.7" Rack and Pinion focuser, with 1:10 fine focusing. Both are suitable for imaging. The 3.7" is capable of dealing with higher loads and also features a separate rotating rear connector. The 2” and 1.25” eyepiece adapters have a brass collar-type clamp.
Contact Altair Astro for the optional Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) if preferred.
Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 include basic and APM field flatteners 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 focal ratio. Feature Summary:
- 152mm F7.9 Doublet ED Apochromatic Refractor
- FK-51 ED + Lanthanum H-LAF53 Elements
- Fully Broadband Multicoated
- Lightweight Aluminium Tube
- APM 2.5" or 3.7" Focuser
- Retractable Dew-Shield
- CNC Tube Rings with Losmandy Style Dovetail
- 2” and 1 ¼” Eyepiece Adapters
- Transport Case Included.
- Length 1075mm (Approx. 1210mm when observing with focuser extended)
- 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
- Limiting Value 12.7 Magnitude
- Maximum Theoretical Magnification of 300x
Availablity: Usually in UK stock, 2-4 Days if out of stock in the UK. These scopes are popular, therefore if APM themselves are out of stock, we'll contact you to let you know.