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Nov 19, 2008 17:38 |  #1

https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=6720877#p​ost6720877


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Nov 19, 2008 17:43 |  #2

wow a link to a link to a link...


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Nov 19, 2008 20:21 |  #3

lol!

Well, I am not allowed to post ads except in the proper location.

And it's an auction somewhere else.

What can I say? ;)


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Nov 19, 2008 22:34 |  #4

lol im not complainin lol


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Nov 19, 2008 22:42 |  #5

You have alot of patience to wait 9 yrs. Not being noisey or dumb but what in the world takes 9yrs to make an APO AP ??? Is this the normal waiting time for any scope from AP ?




  
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Nov 19, 2008 23:20 |  #6

It doesn't take 9 years to make the telescope.

They are limited production runs and there is a very very long list of people who want them.

Roland Christen (founder) is the only person who makes the lenses. He final figures each lens to a minimum .98 Strehl using a very high quality Laser Interferometer and the quality of the optics are second to none. No optic ships from Astro-Physics that isn't as good as humans can make which is exponentially better than a machine can do believe it or not. The coatings on the old ones were state of the art but the new ones are even better. When you look at the new front element you cannot see any glass. It looks like there is no lens in the cell but there is. That translates to near zero reflectivity and 99.x% transmission. In the three elements they loose less than .06% transmission. It's about .02% reflectivity per element.

High demand + low supply = long lines to get one and used pieces going for many times what they cost new.

They are made about 8 miles down the road from me.


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Nov 20, 2008 02:57 as a reply to  @ markjpcs's post |  #7

Mark,

Be REALLY careful posting a link to or advertising anything on another forum when it's also listed on AM. Herb gets unhappy about it and there are a ton of AM "police" out and about.

First hand knowledge if you want to call it that. Beautiful setup by the way. Good luck with the 130.

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Nov 20, 2008 08:51 |  #8

markjpcs wrote in post #6722825 (external link)
It doesn't take 9 years to make the telescope.

They are limited production runs and there is a very very long list of people who want them.

Roland Christen (founder) is the only person who makes the lenses. He final figures each lens to a minimum .98 Strehl using a very high quality Laser Interferometer and the quality of the optics are second to none. No optic ships from Astro-Physics that isn't as good as humans can make which is exponentially better than a machine can do believe it or not. The coatings on the old ones were state of the art but the new ones are even better. When you look at the new front element you cannot see any glass. It looks like there is no lens in the cell but there is. That translates to near zero reflectivity and 99.x% transmission. In the three elements they loose less than .06% transmission. It's about .02% reflectivity per element.

High demand + low supply = long lines to get one and used pieces going for many times what they cost new.

They are made about 8 miles down the road from me.

I found their site and did some reading and i agree with all you have mentioned . It's just i didn't know the waiting time list was that far back :shock: ! But i have always known the quality coming from AP scopes and their price is reflective of that :) . I also know that AP scopes are probably the best APOs' on the market in a refractor . Wish i had one myself !




  
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