Re: AP1100 GTO question
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My ap 180 f7 rides on my 1100 and losmandy hd tripod no problem. 3, 18lb weights, plus rings, saddle, dovetail plates, finder, diagonal. 20 ethos, no problem. I like the losmandy hd for the flexibility it offers with my other telescope configurations.
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I recently purchased an AP1100 from a user who got it from AP in the April batch (thanks to Astromart). This comes with the Losmandy HD tripod. I am expecting the mount (+ cws) next week.
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From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
Date: 7/4/20 9:04 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 GTO question
I am also about to get a TEC 180FL next week (it has been shipped by Yuri), so I am excited to give the AP1100 a spin.
I am new to AP mounts and this one does not have AE, and comes with APCC (not pro), I have a Paramount MX and associated The SkyX with Tpoint etc.
I have three questions:
1. Can I use Tpoint from Software Bisque to create a pointing model for the AP1100 or do I need to upgrade to APCCPro?
2. Will the Losmandy HD tripod be able to handle the TEC 180FL on the AP1100? (38lbs scope + about 15lb cameras accessories + the mount ofcourse).
3. Is there a way I can mount the AP1100 on a Paramount MX permanent pier via an adapter?