Welcome aboard! And congrats on the Msch1 - you're going to love it. I think even the general public will recognize the craftsmanship ...
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--- In pa-gto@..., "JAS" <JASillasen@...> wrote:
First post and new to this group. After spending time with George Whitney at NEAIC and building a shopping list together. I called Daleen and placed my order. ETA to ship is next week. Nice!! I have also gone through the Celestron mounts over the years from the CI700 days to the Nexstar series. I've had a CG5, CGEM & CGEM-DX before making this order. I have used a 1200 series before as a volunteer at Mauna Kea. George and I talked through th choices of the 900 and the Mach 1. Final weight equipment analysis was done with Vic Maris' help as my refractors are all StellarVue. A combination of APO's for imaging and visual use and ED scopes for guiding. Heaviest use will be with a C11 and AT6RC.
It will be fun to bring an Astro Physics mount to a public star party with a 152mm achromat on it. Picture it now, a scope that cost around $800 and a mount around $8000. Around there anyhow. Now they will truly get my meaning when I say your mount should be much better than your scope to enjoy them both. 10 times better in the case of the public star party scope, right?