Thanks Bill. I do love my 1100 mount, and
will likely never sell it.
I had a similar dilemma a couple years
ago when I posed a question to George whether to get a better mount (I
was using an A-P 800 at the time), or to get a better camera. He advised
me to sell my 800 mount and get the 1100. That was very good advice and
I have never regretted the decision to get the mount.
As you mentioned in your previous post,
it often turns out that the financial controller releases more funds later
on. This is exactly what happened before. I bought the 1100GTO mount, and
then about a year later she let me upgrade my camera.
Isn't it funny how most of the financial
controllers are female ? I know that at least for my case I would probably
be broke if I were the financial controller :>)
I still have the old 800 mount that
I need to figure out what I am going to do with it.
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2020-04-23 12:25 PM
Which to Choose; Absolute Encoders or 92 mm Stowaway
Do not sell the 1100! It is the best mount
A-P makes for all around use IMHO. VERY portable, excellent and spacious
cabling system, support for encoders, high weight capacity, and the list
just goes on and on.
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Which to Choose; Absolute Encoders or 92 mm Stowaway
Guess I'm really odd. In over 40 years of imaging,
I've never needed a mount with absolute encoders and I have had a wee bit
of success with my images. Always go for the gold! The Telescope!
Sell your 1100, get the Mach 2. Problem solved. In fact, that's
my decision. I have a new 1100 but if the Mach 2 has the load bearing capability
as described, it's smaller size would make life a little easier.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 10:12 AM Brian Valente <bvalente@...
I guess i am the odd one out - i would pick the encoders
you have some great scopes there, time to put them to
even better use!
On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:34 AM M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...
I am somewhere on the waiting list for one of the 92 mm
Stowaway refractors, and I currently own an 1100GTO mount without absolute
encoders. Someday, lady luck may finally shine her light on me and I will
get notified that there will be a Stowaway available for me to order. I
am also seriously thinking about upgrading my 1100 mount with the absolute
encoders. The financial controller at my house tells me that I have to
pick between the scope or the mount upgrade. I would be interested to hear
comments from the other members which they would choose. I do almost exclusively
imaging, and I already own two nice refractors; a recently upgraded Astro-Physics
180EDT, and a Tele-Vue NP101is. Choices. Choices