Markus Ludes, owner and manager of APM-Telescopes in Germany, is a passionate astronomer and observatories construction engineer with more than 25 years of experience. At Carl Zeiss Jnea, he acquired many tricks and techniques for the construction of world class telescopes. During the nineties he secured mor and more high profile orders. Markus became the “go-to” provider of high-tech professional lens systems due to his very high level of capabilities (for example: Max Planck Institute on Carlo Alto, lenses for the VLT of ESO Chile).
Andrew Lunt is the owner of Lunt Solar Systems, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. At this location the design, manufacture, testing and shipment of solar telescopes takes place. Andrew has 25 years of optical experience. Lunt is the largest USA manufacturer of solar telescopes and filters, proving optical instrumentation and expertise to major Government Institutions including NASA.
Currently Lunt/Ludes built robotic telescopes in order to observe near earth objects (classification in categories of scrap metal in space) on behalf of ESA. In addition Lunt/Ludes are a supplier to NASA (Atlas-Project).
If you are looking for a binocular for almost any application, take a look at our ED APO binocular model (Magnesium series). The maximum of what the human eye can process is reached with lenses from 50 to 70 mm diameter and magnification from 7 to 20-fold. More light – more details such as at dawn, low light and shadow. Below some details:
Great optic: The heart of every binocular is the optic. No matter how beautiful or expensive a binocular might be, the optic never should miss a clear, sharp and pure picture. All binoculars of APM-Telescopes comprise a high-quality ED glass (FK61) and BAK-4 prisms for a high contrast and stung sharp pictures all over any image frame, no matter how much magnification or orifice. A special coating over all optical surfaces increases the image quality and true life colors.
IPX-7 water protection: The IEC (International Electrotechnical Comission) classifies the grade of water protection into a system. The APM ED APO binoculars include an IPX-7 protection withstanding entry of water 30 minutes in 1 m water depth. This protection makes them splash- and waterproof.
Solid light casing: APM binoculars are having a magnesium casing, one of the lightest metals, known as very strong and resistant to corrosion. Every lens is separately focusable. The adaptor has a receiving surface for the telescope and a nice metal cover. Just take of the cover to fix the adaptor.
Large interpupillary distance: APM ED APO binoculars (Magnesium series) include a very comfortable interpupillary distance, this means where you place your eyes to overlook the entire visual field. The closer this distance, the closer you place your eye to the ocular. In case you wear glasses and want to observe with it, this distance becomes very important. Therefore you just invert the eyecups