Posted: Mar 04, 2010 10:12 am
by klazmon

Interesting telescope setup Dietmar has there. The big scope of the three looks like one of the late Thomas M Back's folded APO refractor designs made by LZOS in Russia with German made tubes and mechanics. Exquisite optics and big bucks there. Very sad that Thomas passed away at such a young age three years ago. He was a particularly talented optical designer. I always thought it was a shame too that he had a falling out with another talented designer in the APO field, Roland Christen. A pity they didn't sort out their differences before Thomas' demise.