ZEISS Abbe Ortho 1.25” 4mm- New, Never Used, Ultimate High Power
I have an extra new, never used 4 mm ZEISS Abbe Orthoscopic 1.25” eyepiece. This is the ultimate high power lunar and planetary ocular for anyone who appreciates the finest in quality optics. The Abbe line is legendary, and no other eyepiece even comes close in revealing the faintest details, colors, and structures. It is also unparalleled for splitting close double stars. This is the ultimate in brightness, contrast, and correction across the entire field. The 4 mm is the highest power eyepiece ZEISS made in the exquisite Abbe Ortho line.
Please do not confuse this eyepiece with the earlier Zeiss orthos, which transmit less than 89% of the visible spectrum vs >97% for the true Abbe’s.
I purchased this fine ocular several years ago from the stock of the Brussels, Belgium Astro Club and their stock is now long gone. I have just opened the packaging and removed the end caps to photograph the eyepiece, which you see below. The optical surfaces are brand new and have never been touched, etc.
Markus Ludes, APM-Germany sells well-used Abbe’s of any focal length for $790.00 each. However, he has no new ones and he has no 4mm units at all, used or otherwise. I will sell this extremely rare ocular for the best offer I receive over $750.00, shipping and insurance included. On request, I will include a copy of the 8 page ZEISS Abbe Orthoscopic technical specifications which have not, to my knowledge, been seen in the used marketplace (see below).
I would prefer that the eyepiece go to a 4”-7” refractor owner with an unreproachable lens, so that the most will be realized with it.
I would also consider trades, but only for another ZEISS Abbe 1.25” in 10mm or 16mm focal lengths to complete a set for bino use.
Cashier’s Check or Money Order.
Thank you for examining.