Re: 600 GTO Instrument Capacity


howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Paul;

Ofcourse not always possible, I have a astro pier which does make a big difference.
Using a AP 600 mount I have the AP 130mm and also the Meade 10". I use the special
dovetail plate supplied by AP and the sliding plate supplied by Losmandy all of
which you can get directly from AP.
The wood tripod will not give you the results you may seek in the future and would
consider AP 6" 48" pier...easy to setup but not as pretty as the wood tripod...or if
you have a spot that you can use frequently nothing would beat the permanent astro
pier.
LASTLY, AP SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING..CALL MARJ OR CHRISTINE, TELL THEM YOUR PLAN AND
THEY WILL GUIDE YOU. IF THEY FEEL THE AP 600 WILL NOT HANDLE YOUR NEEDS YOU CAN BE
ASSURED THE HONEST AND CORRECT ANSWERS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO YOU.
Have fun and hope you get you setup shortly...it only took 8 months for me to get my
600.
Howard Lazarus

Paul_Schroeder@datacard.com wrote:

Hi all -

I have a 600 GTO with the wooden tripod on order with AP (not due until spring,
unfortunately). Initially I will use my Traveler on this (I know the 600 is
overkill), but I plan to eventually acquire an SCT -- of course I might just
succumb and buy one ahead of the 600's arrival.

I do have a quick question for the group. What have you experienced in the way
of SCT capacity for the 600 GTO, particularly when doing any kind of imaging? I
am assuming that an 8" will be fine; will the 600 work with the Celestron 9
1/2"? Is a larger SCT out of the question?

Also, for visual work how large an SCT would be workable?

Thanks for any input and best regards,

Paul Schroeder

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