- GOTO Mounts, Ease of use
Re: GOTO Mounts, Ease of use
It would seem unlikely that your AP 15-inch dovetail plate would work
the 1200 mount. But you should check with AP to be sure.
I use the 24-inch saddle plate to support a 7/7 refractor on the
the 18-inch plate to support the 6/7. Solid as a rock. As for the
rings -- AP rings are matched in style and bolt pattern.
John Gleason, dvj@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: GOTO Mounts, Ease of use
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 2:45 PM
Just curious, have those of you who have the AP GOTO mounts,
i would like to ask how you found their ease of use when you
them? (I'll probably be using mine with just the hand
at first, due to a lack of a laptop)Mark:
My mount was pretty easy to use right out of the box. However,
alignment process can be a bit frustrating at first, especially
don't have an orthogonal setup (if you have a non-AP scope this
the case). I would strongly recommend getting the polar alignment
scope. You can get excellent alignment for visual work, and will
need minor adjustments if you want very high precision pointing.One thing i would like to do is possibly replace the "Cheesy"
Derek Wong Hi Derek,
tube rings, and buy a set of the AP tube rings. The Apomax has an OD
tube dia. of 6.5" AP does list a set of this size. Quality of the AP
rings, i assume should be vastly superior to the Parallax rings. I
have a brand new AP 15" Dovetail Plate/Slide bar. I imagine this
work on the 1200 mount, No? Mark
Hi John. You are correct. An e-mail reply from Roland himself
confirms this. Thanks, Mark
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