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Posts Made By: Markus Ludes

April 11, 2002 03:05 PM Forum: APM

New TMB Products

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Everybody,

for start I like to inform about new TMB products coming out

1, TMB achromatic refractor 6"F/8

2, TMB douplet multicoated Fluorite (CaF2) Apos:
- D=85 mm F/6
- D= 140 mm F/7
- D= 180 mm F/9

3, TMB Triplet Apos
- New 115F/7 just came out and is available from stock

4, TMB Triplet Fluorite (CaF2) oilspacest Apos
- 80/480
- 80/600
- 105/650
- 105/800 delivery starting soon

5, Focalreducer for photo-visuel use F/7 ( 0.7 magnification)

6, New lightweight CNC Tubes for
all lenses 80 mm up to 115 mm

clear skies


April 25, 2002 12:48 PM Forum: Zeiss

Zeiss Stuff for Sale

Posted By Markus Ludes

Don't have it yet, but can get it for you, if anybody is interested

Have the chance at moment to buy follow Items and sell to interested parties, please hurry with orders before they sells elsewhere

1 pc complete Telescope Telementor , optical tube with moving lens focusing, covers, extension, T-Mount (no motor), 2-VS woodtripod, original packing, used but good condition US $ 990 plus shipping

1pc Telescope Zeiss Semiapo AS 100F/1000 , like new, never used, optical tube with black dew cap (last tuberun from Zeiss), used as showroom display modell only, Zeiss I-B Mount with Motor 220V/50Hz, 3-VS Woodtripod, original wood transportingbox for tube ( very last made unit), extension, eyepieceadapter and caps US $ 5,800 plus shipping

2 pc Telescopes optical tube only Telementor 63/840, used but good condition, each US $ 550 plus shipping

1 pc Zeiss T-mount ( no motor), used , good condition US $ 490 plus shipping

1 pc Pentax 75/500 SDHF, optical tube, tubering, seldom used, like new, very good optical quality, US $ 990 plus shipping

1 pc Zeiss M44 Stardiagonalprism in woodbox US $ 350 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss eyepiece H-25 mm, used US $ 55 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss eyepiece H-16 mm, used US $ 55 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss eyepiece Ortho 16 mm 0.965" used US $ 99 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss Ocularturret with errect image prism US $ 390 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss Woodbox for Zeiss Telescope 100/1000, good condition US $ 430 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss woodbox for AS 80/1200 lens US $ 60 plus shipping
1 pc Zeiss Solarcamera for 6 x7 format in woodbox, like new US $ 1,790 plus shipping

APM Markus Ludes

May 2, 2002 03:02 PM Forum: Zeiss

Commercial announcement

Posted By Markus Ludes

A used Carl Zeiss Jena Telementor C 63/840 with M44 Helicalfocuser ( optics like new) on Zeiss T-Mount with Zeiss Woodtripod, include adapter M44/0.965", 0.965" Vixen Stardiagonal prisma, Vixen Ortho 5 mm 0.965", Vixen 2x Barlowlens 0.965". All used but working perfect. Asking uS $ 650 plus shipping

Zeiss Huygens 25 mm 0.965" eyepiece $ 40
Zeiss 10 mm Ortho 0.965" eyepiece $ 80
Zeiss 16 mm Ortho with crosshair 0.965" eyepiece $ 80

if you are interested send me a email


May 3, 2002 09:10 AM Forum: Zeiss


Posted By Markus Ludes

1, Refractor AS 100/1000 with M68 focuser, rotatable finder, original Zeiss latest woodbox ( Telesocpe is latest modell)
2, Zeiss Paramount II, equatorial Mount
3, big heavy Zeiss pedestal
4, Diagonal Prism M44 in woodbox
5, Zeiss Oculaturret with Errect Image prism
6, Quick Exchange adapters M68 for M68 focuser
7, Extensions for M68 focuser: 1 pc 100 mm, 2 pc 20 mm, 2 pc 10 mm
8, Adapter M68/M44
9, Adapter M68/T2 (M42)
10, Barlowlens 2 power M44
11, Zeiss nebulae Filter M44
12, Marsglas for 0.965" Ortho
13, Moonglas bright for 0.965" Ortho
14, moonglas dark for 0.965" Ortho
15, Eyepiece Huygens 16 mm 0.965"
16, Eyepiece Hugens 25 mm 0.965"
17, Eyepiece Huygens 40 mm M44
18, Solarfilter SFO 80 with cell for AS 100 with 6 neutral densitiy filters in woodbox

Please make fair offers


May 14, 2002 02:02 PM Forum: Astro Binoculars

Big Bino at our last weekend Starparty, Part 1

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Folks as promissed here my personal review and opionion about the big Russian binocular 30 x180-45°

Over the last weekend we have had in germany our biggest Starparty, called ITV ( International Starparty Vogelsberg) to which I went.

At this starparty i have the chance to test and compare more big binos than expected

There have been the follow big binos:

All Myauchis from 60 mm up to the 141 Fluorite
All Fujinons upo to the 25 x 150 ED 45°
Vixen Binoculartelescope 125F/750 for exchangable eyepieces
My Russian 30 x 180 -45° and new 20 x 140 45°
Astromeccanica/Italy Modells: Takahashi FS 102 Bino, BORG 125F/800 Bino, Synta 150F/750 Bino

Let me start with shortest reviewing part: Astromeccanica is a italian company doing high quality big binos with all kind of optics and telescopes using high quality elliptical flatmirrors, 1.25" and 2" precision helicalfocusers , forkmounts from meade LX 200 Goto and hear own forkmounts with slow motion controll.This type of bino have pro and contra. The contra is that the views are something 3-dimensional but you never know is the observered object in front or rear place ( due the mirrorstyled designed). At night time is performs like it should do . The big advantage is exchangable eyepieces, high quality workmanship and 2 handscrews for easy alignment at highest power. I have had no chance to test them at night, since after the italian company arrived it was cloudet , but on daytime you could test already so much to get an good impression.What i saw was so much impressive, that i decited to ship them now diffrent sizes of TMB triplet lenses to build me a few modells. Prices are very low compare to other famous companys. A link to here webside with images and prices and english describtion you find at

June 5, 2002 01:12 PM Forum: Astro Binoculars

Kowa Highlander Review is coming now shortly

Posted By Markus Ludes

2 days my Kowa Highlander 32 x 82 with all extra eyepieces, alu case and mount head arrived.

I waiting now for a clear night and I do not want to say to much upfront , but I can tell you all, this Kowa is excactly what I expected to get for that very high price

One simple word : Stunning

more next days


September 16, 2002 02:51 PM Forum: APM

New TMB 100/800

Posted By Markus Ludes

lightweight alu tube with 22 Feather Touch, removable extension for binoviewing and retractable dew shield


September 16, 2002 02:52 PM Forum: APM

New TMB 115/805

Posted By Markus Ludes

lightweight alu tube with 22 Feather Touch, removable extension for binoviewing and retractable dew shield


September 26, 2002 12:36 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Antique Zeiss Newtonian

Posted By Markus Ludes

Here Ipost the image of a real antique telescope made before 1918 by Carl Zeiss Jena, its a 210 mm Newtonian telescope


September 26, 2002 12:39 PM Forum: Binoviewers