Re: Mach2 price and specs are now on the AP website
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We have tested our mounts in the deep freezer (24 hours soak) where the temperature is -5F (-20C) and the mount operated perfectly. Encoders worked fine. I think if your conditions were such that you would see temps drop to -25F on a typical day/night cycle then I would definitely go for the extended range version.
From: sreilly24590@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 10:13 am
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 price and specs are now on the AP website
Just an old man’s wonderings but could small heaters be used, think dew like heaters, where the encoders are installed for colder than usual times. But then again Roland did say it would diminish results but not enough to even consider not imaging. Now if you were in a climate where this was more the normal I’d think you may need a solution to make it work more often. Just saying out loud.
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 price and specs are now on the AP website
Since the encoders are a key feature of the Mach2GTO, it would be really nice to have them work to zero degrees as well as the rest of the mount. While zero is a bit extreme, and it’s rare to start anywhere near zero for me, it’s easy to end up there at the end of some nights in the northern climates. Most times I don’t start at temps below 15 F and pack up between 10 F and 5 F. I checked the specifications on the site and no operating temp range is listed.