Re: 1200GTO as a portable mount?

Dean S

Hi Joe,

I am think that the large RA gear on the 1200 gives it a lower PE? But
other than that your right about it just being a larger scale.

Can one ever have too much mount? Bill had said earlier that he has balance
issue with a too small of scope. Right now I use about 30&40lbs to balance
both of my scope set ups so I shouldn't have a problem I hope.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO as a portable mount?

Hi Anthony,

I really don't understand the difference between the AP900 and the
AP1200 - except of course for the greater "mass and wind" load carrying
capacity of the 1200.
After all, both are identically designed, and identically manufactured
the same machinery. They are effectively twins, with the only difference
a 1.21 factor of scale, and thus load capacity.

But if you limit yourself to the SCT load range of the AP900, upto a
SCT for example, won't they perform identically well? The choice then
a breakpoint for a 14" SCT, and the decision of mount versus human load
carrying capacity does become an issue. Similarly, if you have a long and
refractor OTA (or a Newtonian), wind conditions will favour the AP1200 in
shoot out, but on a relatively calm night, I suspect there will be no


----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:11 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO as a portable mount?


This is
not to suggest that an AP900GTO is anything less but then there is
only one "Mona Lisa".

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