Re: Pier for ap900

Joe Zeglinski

Hi Olivier,

You are in luck !!!!

Visit the AP web site and click on What's New.

AP has now released their LT2APM adapter as of Jan 29, 2008.

This adapter fits the AP900 (or the Mach1) mount into the "AP Flat Surface
Adapter" (normally used to mount an AP900 on a pier post). The LT2APM is
priced at $110 - well worth the money, and you will love the G11 Tripod/AP900
combination. Of course, you DO need to purchase the optional AP900 Flat
Surface Adapter.

Once you attach the LT2APM to your mount, you can treat it just like your
old G11 - drop onto the tripod bolt slots, twist, and turn the three knobs to
lock in place. If you don't already have a set of the optional Losmandy knobs,
buy a set - you don't want to fuss with 3 socket head screws in the cold and

You might also want to buy the AP keypad cradle (CBAPT), which you can
bolt to one of the old G11 tripod control box mounting ears.

Roland and Marj have done it again,
Enjoy !!!


----- Original Message -----
From: "olivierfp" <olivierfp@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 8:02 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Pier for ap900

Thanks for the input. Do you need a special adapter between the AP900
and the G11 pier? Is this something available from AP?
--- In ap-gto@..., "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:


I've got an AP900 mounted on a G11 tripod (which I think is the
same one
for the GM8). It is carrying a Questar-7 MAK (26 lbs), and seems
quite stable.
I haven't done any imaging with it yet, to test it's stability, in a
wind, but
I think it is rock stable. Myself, I would not choose any other
portable pier,
based on carrying weight, and ease of use. I think a G11 pier and an
make a nice combo.


----- Original Message -----
From: "olivierfp" <olivierfp@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:05 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Pier for ap900

Hello Group,
I put myself on the list for an ap900 a few months ago and I am
considering how to deal with a pier and whether I can use the 6"
column I presently have under my current mount (Losmandy GM8). I
realize the ideal size is an 8" pier but has anyone tried using a 6"
with an ap900 and with what results?
Thanks in advance

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