Re: Digest Number 6155

John A. Sillasen

I have a ScopeGuard and love it.  They even cut the insert to my latitude at my request.  It's perfect!  In my opinion it's superior to the Pelikan cases as its a better latch set better handles, hinges and very strong but portable. It has wheels, metal corners and holds everything cut to fit including the counterweight shaft, Keypad and knobs.

They closed shop for awhile so I couldn't recommend them but they are back.  Mind you my RAPAS is in a Pelikan case so I can't say anything negative about Pelikan cases.  The ScopeGuard is just that good!

John A. Sillasen

On Feb 4, 2016 5:00 PM, wrote:


15 Messages

Digest #6155

AP1600GTO Resuming from Park and Sync Questions ( #1 ) by raypalmer77

Hard case Mach-1 ( #2a ) by "Mike Shade" mjlshade

Re: Hard case Mach-1 ( #2b ) by llpastro

Re: Hard case Mach-1 ( #2c ) by "John Thompson" jbtgolfer

Re: Hard case Mach-1 ( #2d ) by "Hytham A" hythamara

Re: Hard case Mach-1 ( #2e ) by "Andrew Barton" andrewjackbarton

Re: Hard case Mach-1 ( #2f ) by michael85745

Re: Early Meridian Flip Problem ( #3a ) by "Ray Gralak (Groups)" raygralak

Re: Early Meridian Flip Problem ( #3b ) by "Steve Wiencek"

Re: Early Meridian Flip Problem ( #3c ) by "Ray Gralak (Groups)" raygralak

Re: Tripod for GTO Mach1 ( #4a ) by ron.korngiebel

Re: Help checking a feature in the beta 5.08.04 driver ( #5a ) by "Ray
Gralak (Groups)" raygralak

Re: Help checking a feature in the beta 5.08.04 driver ( #5b ) by "Joel
Short" jkeshort

Re: Reflections in Images ( #6.1 ) by "Steven Reilly" sreilly22911

Re: Reflections in Images ( #6.2 ) by uncarollo2



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Thu Feb 4, 2016 2:15 am (PST) . Posted by:

raypalmer77 (


I'm Ray Palmer from Western Australia. I recently acquired an AP1600GTO.
I'm just working through a few things before my first imaging session with

I know there are three default parking positions. I prefer position 3
where my scope is looking at the South Celestial Pole. However lets say I
lost power on my last session (or the mount doesn't know where it is
looking for whichever reason). How do I tell it via the PC to resume from
Park Position 3? I'm using the SkyX with the AP window. It only seems to
give me options to slew to park positions, but not resume from park
positions. The hand controller does give me an option to resume but not
from park position 3 (because it thinks it is pointing elsewhere). How do
I force / tell the mount that it is currently looking at Park Position 3

Also with the sync and recal, not sure if I am missing something. When I
point to my first star I hit sync, the mount now knows it is looking at
that star. The next star I slew to I hit the bottom right button on tghe
hand controller (RA Dec Rev), select option 9 and the controller beeps. If
I am connencted to a computer, is this updating the pointing model? Do I
keep doing this to increase the pointing model's accuracy?

Should I use the TSX's AP pluggin' s recalibrate button for the pointing
model instead? Is there a difference? Can you use the recalibrate button
all night, or is that just for one calibration? If it can be used all
night, why does it say "recalibrate&q uot; and not just 'calibrate&# 39;?
It feels like it is restarting a pointing model again everytime 're' calibrate
is pressed.

One other quick question. I am driving a C14 with a QSI683 on. In the
coming months I'll be putting a solarmax 90 on this as well, but at the
moment the mount is not carrying much at all. When I balance I can't get
the axis to free swing, I can get them loose, but not really loose enough
to enable very accurate balancing. Any pointers warmly welcome.

So far the mount feels amazing. I can't wait to wrap my head around the
software so I can start catching photons.

Any feedback greatly apprecaited.


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Thu Feb 4, 2016 4:53 am (PST) . Posted by:

"Mike Shade" mjlshade ( )

I am sure I am not the first to ask, does either AP sell a hard case for
Mach-1, or if not, who makes one that would work or folks have made work?


Mike J. Shade:

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In War: Resolution

In Defeat: Defiance

In Victory: Magnanimity

In Peace: Goodwill

Sir Winston Churchill

Already, in the gathering dusk, a few of the stars are turning on their

Vega, the brightest one, is now dropping towards the west. Can it be half

a year since I watched her April rising in the east? Low in the southwest

Antares blinks a sad farwell to fall...

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Thu Feb 4, 2016 6:30 am (PST) . Posted by:

llpastro ( )

I use a Pelican 1620.


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Thu Feb 4, 2016 7:13 am (PST) . Posted by:

"John Thompson" jbtgolfer ( )

My opinion. ScopeGuard makes the best cases for all types of scopes and
mounts. I believe AP would recommend them.
John Thompson Scottsdale Arizona

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:30 AM, " [ap-gto]"
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I use a Pelican 1620.

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