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My medium focal length, high contrast APO setup. A dream scope, for sure.

The Thomas M. Back designed APM 130/780 APO Refractor.

According to OPT, where I purchased the scope:

"The superb optics in this APM 130mm f/6 Super APO triplet are made by LZOS in Russia. The new CNC LW II tube assembly is made in Germany with loving care, and the internal baffles are matched. Unbeatable 3.5" Feathertouch focuser is fully rotatable and produces zero image shift."

A review on Cloudy Nights


Feathertouch focusers.

Guided by the Orion ST80 and Meade DSI Pro atop the Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with PHD Guiding.

December 27, 2007

APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount

APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount

APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount

APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount

Scopes on the mount and Astro-Physics Eagle Adjustable Folding Pier

Scopes on the mount and Astro-Physics Eagle Adjustable Folding Pier

Scopes on the Mach1

Scopes on the Mach1

Imaging Train

Imaging Train

Imaging Train Labeled

Imaging Train Labeled

Imaging Train showing ST80 Guidescope and DSI-Pro Guidecam

Imaging Train showing ST80 Guidescope and DSI-Pro Guidecam