we startet a limited run of 4 pc Telescopes, 203 mm f=1200 mm douplet achromatic refractors, where TMB Optical designed the lenses and which have been polished to his specifications. The optics are on all surfaces new super multicoated for highest transmission. APM build now the ultrashort Tubes for it. Transporting lenght is about 41 inches only.The tubes are designed like our Leightweight Apo tubes with retractable dew shield, set of tuberings, sliding drawtube with attached focusers. The purpose of this telescopes is deep sky wide field observing of lower power for high contrast images with sharp starpoint, rich-field and comethunting. The observing is limited due its nature of chromaticle aberration, but can be done to as specfic limit by use of minus violett filters or a aries chromacor.
Price is US $ 4,990 for each plus shipping.
Pictures are not yet available, because the scopes will be finished during january 2004 only. Optics are already in our stock.
pre-orders are welcome