APM Refractor Telescope Doublet ED Apo 152 f/7.9 OTA with 2.5″ Focuser

Code: APM-152-1200-FPL51/La-D-2.5ZTA
  • Optical Tube
  • 1 Pair of Tuberings
  • 2,5″ Focuser with 1:10 Microfocusing
  • 3″ Losmandy-Style Dovetail
  • 2″/1,25″ del. adapter
  • Shoe for Finder bracket
  • Carrying Case



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APM Doublet ED Apo 152 f/7.9 Optical Tube with Accessories

The new APM 152-1200 Doublet is a mold breaker in the 6″ Refractor category. We have painstakingly engineered an optical and tube solution to bring you APM quality at an unheard of price. The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using ED glass equivalent to FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximize performance. Our innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the norm for a telescope of this price. As with all APM telescopes consistency is assured and each telescope goes through an interferometric test at the 532nm (green) wavelength before shipping.

With a generous 1200mm focal length, the 152-1200ED is an impressive all-rounder. From intricate double star observing to high contrast detailed planetary views, this new scope will introduce a whole new group of Astronomy enthusiasts to APM quality.

The 152-1200ED is also supplied with extensive accessories. Inside the quality Aluminum transport case you will find not only a fantastic value telescope but also a newly designed 2.5″ focuser, CNC tube rings incorporating a carrying handle, 330mm Losmandy style dovetail and finder bracket.

Traditional APM quality has been applied in all areas. The new 2.5″ focuser is a Rack and Pinion type, with 1:10 focusing. It remains rigid under high loads making it suitable for imaging. The attention to detail extends to areas like the 2″ and 1.25″ eyepiece adapters. These use a new design of collar clamp, far superior to the common brass compression rings found on lesser designs. Of course, if you would like to use a Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) then this can be supplied as an option, for that reason the tube end has a thread M109 x 1 and M95 x 1 to accept a 3″ or 2.5″ Starlight focuser.

Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 include a 2.5″ (Order Nr. TSFlat2.5) field flattener which maintains focal length. There is also a dedicated Massimo Riccardi designed APM Reducer (Order Nr. APM-RIRED152-1200S-2L or APM-RIRED152-1200-2L). This changes the focal length by a factor of x0.75, resulting in a 900mm focal length and fast f5.9 aperture.

With the new 152-1200ED we believe we have created an Apochromatic Refractor of incomparable performance and value in its category.

Delivery contains:

  • Optical Tube
  • 1 Pair of Tuberings
  • 2,5″ Focuser with 1:10 Microfocusing
  • 3″ Losmandy-Style Dovetail
  • 2″/1,25″ del. adapter
  • Shoe for Finder bracket
  • Carrying Case


Additional information

Weight 67 lbs
Dimensions 49 × 17 × 17 in


Type of telescope: Doublet ED-Apochromat
Lens: Doublet ED Apo with FPL51 Element
Color: Black / White
Tube material: Aluminium
Aperture: 152 mm
Focal ratio: f/7.9
Focal length: 1200 mm
Coating: Broadband Mulitcoated
Resolution: 0.76″
Limit value: 12.7 mag
Max. useful visual power: 300 x
Back Focus: 180 mm
Focuser: 2.5″ Rack and Pinion Focuser with 1:10 Micro Focusing
Connection to eyepiece: M68, 2″ and 1.25″
Tube diameter: 156 mm
Length during observing: 1220 mm
Transportation length: 1020 mm
Dewcap diameter: 186 mm
Tube Weight: 23.6 lb incl. Tube rings and 3″ Dovetail, 18.6 lb Tube only without Caps
Case: Yes
Case Weight: 26.4 lb
Total weight: 55,66
Eyepiece adapter: to 2″ and 1.25″


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