Re: Parallel Mounting on a AP1100
I have a setup just like George described and I use a 900gto, with a TEC140 and either a TV85/102 or Lunt solar on the other side. I think the setup that George describes works really well. I upgraded to it from using a home made setup using to 8" saddles and a 15" Losmandy universal. With the old system I always had a heck of a time getting the scopes to be parallel and to keep them parallel (because the system was "cobbled together" and the components weren't meant to work the way I was using them). The AP system is like everything else "Amazing".toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
To balance, I found this webpage which describes the sequence that I now use and I think it works pretty well (scroll half way down to see the steps)
G11 & Gemini Tips
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I have an 1100. I use a dove8 on the mount. I use a ADM HD Maxguide. On top I use any combination of 27 lb. 4"APO. An AT72, or an Edge 9.25 Cat.
I have zero issues with this setup. I reorient my Dove8 from N-S and using Park 3 for single OTA to E-W with Park 2 for SBS. For visual use I don't even have to recal for accurate go to.