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2016

End June 2016 we shipped 1 pc 600 mm F/8 RC Telescope on APM GE 300 WG Mount to Shanxi, China 041004

Late June 2016 we received from the ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER in Turkey the order for a 600 mm Ritchey Chretien optical tube assembly

In late June 2016 we shipped the 1 m Alt AZ for SAAO to South Africa

Early June we performed the installation of the 600 mm CDK F/7 on APM GE 300 direct drive mount at the Ural State Univers Ekaterinburg/Russia

In April 2016 we performed with the SAAO Team the factory test for the 1 m Alt-AZ RC for South Africa

Early February 2016 APM got contracted to manufactur and deliver a 0.85 meter Alt-Az rc Telescope for Optical Guidance System in USA

Early January 2016 we shipped 1 pc APM GE 300 DD mount for Qatar Foundation to Urumqi in China

2015

At 22. December 2015 APM got award and contracted to manufacture, deliver and install a 1 m Alt-AZ RC Telescope to Peru for CONIDA

In December we installed at the Ural State University the 4.25 m APM Clamshell Dome

Early Dezember 2015 we shipped the APM 600 mm F/7 CDK on APM GE 300 DD mount to Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Early September 2015 we installed in Tenerife at TEIDE the next APM GE 300 robitic forkmount for Qatar Foundation for exoplanet search

End of July 2015 we installed in Cebreros in Spain near Madrid at the ESA Staellite Tracking station the APM Primäry focus Astrograph 560 mm F/2.5 with 3.5 degree FOB on the APM GE 300 direct drive Mount for ESA

in June 2015 we shipped a 350 mm F/12 triplet apochromatic Refractor to South Korea

in May 2015 we installed 2 pc APM GE 300 robotic direct drive mounts with windows and Linux system for University of Hawaii/Nasa, 1 pc at Maui/Haleakala and 1 pc at Big Island at Mauna Loa

in April 2015 we received the order from University of Warwick for 1 pc APM GE 300 robotic mount with windows system and 4 pc 400 mm F/2.5 astrograph at the same mount

in April 2015 we installed 1 pc robotic APM GE 300 direct drive mount with windows system at New Mexico Skies

in February 2015 we shipped 1 pc robotic APM GE 300 Forkstyle direct drive mount for Qatar Foundation to New Mexico Skies in USA

in February 2015 we shipped 2 pc robotic APM GE 300 DD direct drive Mounts with Linux software controle to NASA in Hawai for the ATLAS project

in February 2015 we got contracted for a 600 mm RC Goto System for Shanxi Normal University in Shanxi, China 04100

in February 2015 we got the contract to manufactur a 600 mm Robotic Cassegrain System for Ural State University of Ekaterinburg

2014

In October 2014 we installed the 4.25 m Astroshell Dome by ESA in Cebreros/Madrid-Spain

in October 2014 we installed the 4.25 m Astroshell Dome by Holota Optics in Bavaria, Germany

in September 2014 we delivered the APM produced 24" Ritchey Chretien on APM friction wheel drive mount to National Satellite Meteorological Centre in Beijing/China

in September 2014 we delivered the APM produced 20" Ritchey Cretien on direct drive munt to Hebei Normal University in Hebei/China

in September 2014 we received a new order for a big direct drive mount from Sternberg Institut/Moscow for the MASTER program in Teneriffe

in August 2014 we delivered a 400 mm F/30 Cassegrain on a X-Y Adjustable table top mount for detect the optical quality of a kind of laser beam to Bejing, China

in July 2014 acceptance test by ESA for 2 pc APM Astroshell Domes 4.25 m

In July 2014 installation of 600 mm RC on APM GE 300 Goto Mount in UK at Hampshire Astronomy group

In June 2014 we installed in Balkanabat/Turkmenistan in a new Library on top of the building a 800 mm ASA Alt AZ Cassegrain telescope

in June 2014 we received the award letter from South African Astronomical Observatory for manufacturing, delivery and installing a high quality 1m F/8 Alt-AZ RC for South Africa

in February 2014 we signed a contract with Rocketech Technology Corp. Ltd., China, for manufacturing 1 pc 400 mm F/12000 mm cassegrain Telescope on table top mount, the purpose is to detect the optical quality of a kind of laser beam, which is immovable, the mount is used to match the beam, delivery time 3 months only

in February 2014 we signed a contract with Qatar Foundation for 3 pc APM GE300 direct drive modified euqtorial forkmount for holding 8 pc 200 mm astrographs and 2 pc 4.25 m clam shall domes and weather station, for imaging asteroids, as fully robotic systems, delivery time 1 pc 6 month and 2 pc 12 month

in January 2014 we signed a contract with Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii; For Atlas project of NASA for manufacturing and installing 2 pc APM GE 300 direct drive mounts with absolute encoders and Linux RTS2 controle system and pier, 8 month delivery time

2013

in October 2013 we received the order for a 800 mm ASA Alt AZ Cassegrain Telescope from the company Pendi Elc. Ltd. Ashgabat/Turkmenistan with short delivery time for june 2014

in September 2013 we signed a contract with ISDEFE in Spain for manufacturing and supply of 2 Test Beta Telescopes, containing a APM GE300/MK140 direct drive german equatorial mount with a 560 mm F/2.5 prime focuse astrograph to be used by ESA (European Space Agency) for imaging and recording earth orbit objects

in September 2013, we signed a contract with Metaspace in South Korea for the manufacturing of a 350 mm F/12 Triplet ED Apochromat optical Tube

in July 2013, we delivered the 500 mm F/2.8 parabolic mirrors, made by LOMO, to Showa/Japan

in May 2013 we shiped the world largest, 12" Apo Binocular on Goto Mount to Chinese privat customer

in April 2013 we signed the contract for manufacturing and delivery a 600 mm RC on APM GE 300 Robotic german equatorial mount to the Hampshire Astro-Group in UK

in April 2013 we delivered to Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Polish Academy of Sciences Centrum Astronomiczne IM. A 500 mm F/9 RC on ASA Direct Drive Mount, delivered to National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) - Argentina

in April 2013 we shipped th 12" F/7.5 Binocular apo on large german equatorial Goto Mount to the buyer in Hong Kong

in February 2013 we received the order from SHOWA/Japan for 500 mm F/2.8 parabolic mirror with high quality of 1/8 p.t.v. wavefront

in January 2013 we signed the contract with NAOC/China for delivery of 2 pc ASA DDM 85 mount with 10" Astrograph

in January 2013 we won the bid for a 20" RC on DDM 160 Goto Mount for Hebei Normal University in China and signed the contract

2012 – 2010

in November 2012 we delivered 1 pc 50 cm RC Twin on DDM 160 to University Delingha in China

in October 2012 we delivered a APM-GE300 heavy dutie equatorial Mount to Public Observatory in Colon/Germany for a 24" Cassegrain

In June 2012 we received from South Korean Customer the order for a APM/LZOS 12" F/7.5 Triplet Super ED Apo Refractor

In June 2012 we shipped the first 2 pc ever made APM/LZOS 304 mm F/7.5 Triplet Super ED Apos to Chinese customer

in May 2012 we received from University Delingha in China the order for 1 pc 50 cm RC Twin Telescope on ASA DDM 160

in April 2012 we received from Sternberg Institut in Moscow the order for 1 pc ASA DDM 160 remote controle mount for scitientific observatory in Argentina

in April 2012 we sold a 24" F/4.3 remote controlled Alt-AZ Newtonian Telescope to a private Observatory in Germany

in April 2012 we received the next order for ASA DDM 160 twin View Remote controle Mount from Sternberg Institut Moscow, Russia

March 2012: Project Solaris - Pushing the limits in the search for Exo-Planets

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Project SOLARIS is named after the famous science fiction novel by renowned Polish novelist Stanislaw Lem was founded and is operated by the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Torun (Poland), a branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Over a period of four years, the SOLARIS project will be engaged in a quest to discover extra solar planets orbiting double stars by employing a new method referred to as eclipse timing.

A team of astronomers has worked in conjunction with APM Telescopes and ASA Astrosysteme's engineers to develop robotic telescopes for this purpose. Two of the fully autonomous systems are already operational, while two more systems will be going online within the 1st and 2nd quarter on stream during 2012. The Solaris Project consists of three independent locations within the southern hemisphere (Australia, Argentina and South Africa). The project consists of a total of four ASA professional line telescopes (three 500mm ASA Ritchey-Chretien f/15 telescopes with one 500mm Cassegrain f/9) mounted on four ASA DDM160 German mounts using direct drives and high precision encoder technology for unrivaled tracking performance as well as pointing accuracy and speed. Placed on ASA's especially custom designed equatorial pier, the telescopes can track freely through 355 degrees without the need to flip while passing the meridian.

Solaris was selected by the European Union's Research Council together with five other projects out of total of 2200 applicants. Established by the EC in 2003, the European Research Council is funded via the EU's 7th Research Framework Program. SOLARIS is also receiving funding from Poland's Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

in March 2012 we delivered to SHOWA/Japan a 560 mm f/2.75 parabolic mirror with high quality of 1/8 wavefront p.t.v.

in March 2012 we installed successfully the 1 m Wide-Field-Telescope at the University of Urumqi, Nanshan Observatory in China

in March 2012 we installed successfully the 1 m RC Telescope in Sedona, Arizona, USA

in February 2012, we received the order to build a 12" F/7.5 triplet double SuperED Binocular with rotating ring and modified APM GE300-Goto Mount for a privat customer in Beijing, China

in January 2012 we delivered to Mr. Edwin Wenninger, Arizona a APM made 16" F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain optical Tube

in November 2011 we delivered to Chinese Astronomical Observatorys in Beijing, China 1 pc ASA 10" Astrograph Newtonian on ASA DDM60 Pro Goto Mount

in August 2011 we delivered to Sternberg Institut in Moscow a ASA DDM 160 Goto Mount

in August 2011 we delivered to Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Polish Academy of Sciences Centrum Astronomiczne IM. A 500 mm F/15 RC on ASA Direct Drive Mount, delivered to Siding Spring Observatory, Timor Road,Coonabarabran, NSW 2357 Australia

in May 2011 we delivered to Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Polish Academy of Sciences Centrum Astronomiczne IM. A 500 mm F/8 RC on ASA Direct Drive Mount, delivered to Siding Spring Observatory, Timor Road,Coonabarabran, NSW 2357 Australia

in May 2011, we shipped 1 m RC Alt AZ Telescope to privat customer in Sedona Arizona

in April 2011 we installed a 9" F/9 Apo in Public Observatory in Malaysia via our dealer, actual the largest Apochromatic Telescope in Malaysia.

In April 2011 we delivered first ever made 280 mm F/10 Triplet Super ED Apochromat to privat customer in Germany

In April 2011 we delivered to National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing, China a remote controlled telescopes with ASA DDM60Pro and fast 10" wide field astrograph

In March 2011 we delivered to National Astronomical Observatories China, NAOC, Beijing, 10" F/3 ASA Astrograph on ASA DDM60 pro Direct Drive Mount

in March 2011, we signed contract for delivery of a ASA DDM 160 remote controlled mount to Sternberg Institut of the State University of Moscow for delivery in summer 2011 to Canaria Islands Observatory’s.

in January 2011 we delivered to Kiepenhauer Institut for Solar-Physics in Freiburg, Germany a 14" F/15 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope on APM GE200 computercontrolled equatorial Mount.

in December 2010 we shipped a 1 m F/2.2 Wide Field Alt-AZ Telescope for Urumi Univsersity North-West China

In December 2010 we signed contract with National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing, China for supply of 304 mm fast Astrograph

in November 2010 we signed contract with National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing, China to manufactur remote controlled telescopes with ASA DDM60Pro and fast 10" wide field astrograph

In October 2010, we signed contract for supply of 3 pc 50 cm RC on ASA DDM160 Mount, remote controlled, to Nicolaus Copernicus Observatory, Poland with delivery destinations, Australia, South Africa and Argentinia, delivery times, May 2011 to Australia, July 2011 to South Africa and October 2011 to Argentinia

in August 2010 we delivered to Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Polish Academy of Sciences Centrum Astronomiczne IM. 1 pc 500 mm F/15 RC on ASA DDM160 Direct Drive Mount, shipped South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory Road, Observatory, 7925, South Africa

in August 2010 we started manufacturing of 2 pc 304 mm F/7.5 triplet SuperED Apochromatic Telescopes, 1pc for China, 1 pc for Germany, with delivery term late 2011

in July 2010, we shipped 1m R.C Alt-Az Telescope to Sultana of Oman, Muskat, as a University project, mounted on a movable trailer

2009 – 2000

in November 2009 we installed the 1.20 meter Telescope at the University of Ekaterinburg

in October 2009 we sold to Officier for Public Observatory in China a APM/LZOS triplet Apo 304 mm f/3600 mm on Astrophysics El Capitan GTO36000 Mount, The observatory is in Su Zhou City near Shanghai, China, it belongs to Suzhou astronomical association

in October 2009 we signed contract for 600 R.C. on big ASA Mount for Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences

in October 2009 we started to manufactur the 1 meter AZ R.C. mobile telescope for the University of the Sultanat of Oman, will be used on a movable trailer for observations in the Desert of Oman for teaching the Stutens in Astro-Physics.

in July 2009 we started to manufactur the 1 meter AZ wide field telescope for the University Urumqi in North-West China

in July 2009 we started to manufactur the 1 meter AZ R.C. Telescope for Privat person in Sedona, in Arizona, USA

In May 2009 we signed a contract for manufacturing a 406 mm F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope for a privat customer in Arizona, USA

In March 2009 we started manufacturing of the world largest triplet Apo, 510 mm F11, for public Observatory in Italy, near Rome, with delivery term summer 2011.

in October 2008 we installed 800 mm R.C. to Science Museum in Vilnius Lithuania, largest Teleskope in Lithuania, a 800 mm Ritchey Chretien, equatorial Fork Mounted in the Ethno Cosmology Museum near Vilnius for public observations and Students teaching.

In March 2008 for manufacturing a 406 mm F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope for a privat customer in Ireland. This Maksutov Cassegrain is one of the largest in the world

in December 2007 APM started to manufactur a new computer controlled 1.20 meter alt-azimuth Cassegrain Telescope for the Ural State University in Ekaterinburg-Russia.

in October 2007 Markus Ludes (owner of APM) started together with Andy Lunt and Alan Traino the new company called Lunt-Solar-Systems in Tucson, Arizona in USA

in October 2007 we delivered and installed a 600 mm RC computer controlled equatorial mounted for US company OGS at the H.S. Mendenhall Observatory at Oklahoma State University, USA

in September 2007 we delivered a computer controlled equatorial forkmount for a 500 mm RC Telescope with National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in April 2007 we signed a contract for manufacturing a 406 mm F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope for a privat customer in Ireland. This Maksutov Cassegrain is one of the largest in the world

in March 2007 we delivered and installed 1 m computercontrolled equatorial fork mounted Cassegrain Telescope with Shandong University at Weihai, China

in December 2006 APM moved again to an new location Town Rehlingen, closer to the APM Observatory housing the largest apochromatic refractor (12" diameter) in Europe

in April 2006 we delivered a 406 mm F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope with large format CCD Reducer for a privat customer in Germany. This Maksutov Cassegrain is one of the largest in the world

in November 2005 we signed contract for manufacturing a RC 600 mm computer controlled equatorial mounted with US company OGS for Highschool in Oklamhoma

in September 2005 we signed a contract for manufacturing a computer controlled equatorial forkmount for a 500 mm RC Telescope with National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in July 2005 we signed contract for manufacturing 1 m computercontrolled equatorial fork mounted Cassegrain Telescope with Shandong University at Weihai, China

in June 2005 we signed a contract for manufacturing a 406 mm F/10 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope with large format CCD Reducer for a privat customer in Germany. This Maksutov Cassegrain is one of the largest in the world

in November 2004 we delivered to famous company Astro-Physics/USA a fast 14" F/4 astrographic Maksutov Newtonian for a customer in Chile

in June 2004 we delivered a 600 mm RC Telescope on APM GE 200 computercontrolled Mount for privat customer in Arizona

in August 2003 we delivered a 356 mm F/12 Triplet Apo to a customer in South Korea

in June 2003 we delivered and installed a 500 mm computer controlled Cassegrain Telescope for National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in April 2003 we delivered and installed 80 cm computer controlled Cassegrain Telescope to National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in March 2003 we signed contract for manufacturing a 600 mm RC Telescope on APM GE 200 computercontrolled Mount for privat customer in Arizona

in July 2002 we delivered a 60 cm equatorial mounted 60 cm computer controlled R.C. telescope with Hong Kong Spacemuesum.

in July 2002 we shipped and installed 1 m R.C. Telescope to Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University of Taiwan

in April 2002 we signed a contract for manufacturing 500 mm computer controlled Cassegrain Telescope for National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in December 2001 we signed contract for 80 cm computer controlled Cassegrain Telescope with National Astronomical Observatories in Beijing, China

in November 2001 we signed contract for manufacturing a 60 cm equatorial mounted 60 cm computer controlled R.C. telescope with Hong Kong Spacemuesum.

in the year 2001 APM Moved to a new location to the City Saarbrücken in Germany and expandet his his stuff

in October 2001 we signed contract for manufacturing of 1 m R.C. Telescope to Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University of Taiwan

in the year 2000 we manufactured and and installed a 1.2 m computercontrolled Cassegrain Telescope to public Observatory Treburg, Germany

1999 – 1990

in May 1999 we manufactured, and delivered a 1 m computercontrolled Cassegrain Telescope to Nördlinger-Ries Observatory in Germany

in the year 1999 APM helped Coronado Instruments to develop the first real working h-alpha filter systems and APM became exclusiv agent for Coronado products in Germany

in the year 1998 APM became worldwide exclusiv agent by LZOS-Russia for APM/TMB Designed Apo Objectives up to 530 mm in diameter

in the year 1998 delivered to ESO (European Southern Observatory) highest quality Fluorite Windos diameter 270 mm for use in the Echelle Spektrograph in the VLT Telescopes. ESO placest this order to APM, because other ESO suppliers failed to deliver the asked quality. Since this time APM-Telescopes is at ESO on the supplier list for super high quality optical system.

in 1997 APM manufactured with subcontractors from Russia extremely difficult deep elipse mirrors and quarzpipes for japanese company for testing chips of the next generation. This work was such difficult that companys like Zeiss have had to refuse.

between 1996 and 1999 exported the largest fluorite apochromatic refractors ever made, up to 304 mm diameter to Japan and USA

in the year 1996 APM sold to Max Plank Institut of Astronomy to Carlo Alto Observatory in Spain a 500 mm Laser Beam Expander Optics

in the year 1995 APM started exporting large Cassegrain, Ritchey Chretien optical sets and highest quality autocollimation flat mirrors up to 1,20 meter diameter to Japan to companys like IK-Technology, SHOWA, Optics International Laboratory and NISHIMURA

in the year 1995 APM started first production of highest quality triplet fluorite apochromatic refractors up to 304 mm diameter

in the year 1995, APM became worldwide exclusiv agent for ARIES /Ukraine and Crimean Astrophysical Observatory proffesionell optical manufacturing (using unique ION BEAMING Figuring)

in the year 1993, APM became exclusiv agent for Germany, Austria and Switzerland for INTES, Moscow, astronomical telescopes

in 1990 APM became best sales agent for Carl Zeiss Jena astronomical amateur telescopes

foundet in January 1990 in 66507 Reifenberg, Germany in self owned building as impoter of astronomical telescopes and accessories for german market.