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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 Starlight Xpress Lodestar through the integral OAG atop the Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with PHD Guiding.

August 28, 2010
The APM 130/780 Nested in the PODAPM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount on the Eagle Adjustable Folding PierAPM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount on the Eagle Adjustable Folding PierAPM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount on the Eagle Adjustable Folding PierAPM/TMB 130/780 Refractor on Astro-Physics Mach1GTO MountImaging Train from the Port Side of the ScopeImaging Train Components LabeledQSI 583WSG Seated in the APM 2" Reciever Using Astro-Physics 2" Nosepiece and 2mm Brass SpacerAnother View Showing the Lodestar Guider in the OAG PortTop View - The OAG Port is in Front of the Filters Making it Easy to Find GuidestarsRear View of the QSI 583WSG Camera and Lodestar