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Re: Case for portable piers

Kenneth Lum <lum40@...>
 

I made a roll up cloth wrap with individual pockets for the legs and tensioning rods which rolled up and fit inside the main column. The base was wrapped up in a separate bag and all placed in a big Orion tripod bag. However, I like the golf bag case with wheels for the same even better. However, I have since upgraded to an ATS pier and now that goes into the Orion bag as a single piece.

Ken L.


Re: Sharpless 2-50 Fairly Faint Emission Nebula

Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
 

--- In ap-gto@..., "Dennis Persyk" <dpersyk@...> wrote:

SkyMap Pro calls this a 2 where the brightness classification
extends from 1=faintest to 3=brightest. I have learned the hard
way
that 2 is really very faint. And brightness classification 1 is
nearly invisible to my scope/camera in a two hour imaging session!

I do mainly H-a imaging now because my 6 nm FWHM AstroDon is the
world's best light pollution filter. And of course, it works well
with moonlight.

Image (2 hours at f/3.3) and matching SkyMap Pro 10 screen shot at
http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm

It is a very faint object Dennis

I think you found a rarely imaged one for sure.

It came out nice considering the nature of the object, wow!
rdc


I've not seen any amateur images of this nebula. If you have a link
to one I'd like to get it – thanks.

Clear skies,

Dennis Persyk Supercharged LX200GPS 14"
Igloo Observatory Home Page http://dpersyk.home.att.net
Hampshire, IL

New Images http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm


Re: Case for portable piers

Jeff <ne14mx@...>
 

Ahh.. I wasnt going to mention this, but...

I use the cardboard box the pier post came in. I got my pier second-hand,
but I do think its close to the original box.
The end of the box (w/ flaps) gets ratty, so I made a "cap" out of another
box. A bit of slicing and taping is all that was needed.

When tearing down, I leave the post on base w/out tension rods. Then I put
a padding on the adapter plate.
When packing up, this box goes "down" over the top of the pier.

This whole box is flipped off the pier and upside down so the adapter plate
(w/ padding) is now on the bottom.
In go the tension rods (wrapped in a blanket to prevent rattles). And the
box is capped.

For setup, I just reverse the process - put box and pier post on base, then
slip box off.

Its not perfect, and I have noticed some cardboard "dust" on the pier. This
comes off easily, but something is indeed "scuffing" in there.

No - the legs/base are not in the box. I was thinking there would be some
denting action if I did that.
For the base and legs there is a sortof "under the bed" storage that I've
added to the cargo area of the explorer.

Going portable is all about packing/unpacking logistics.



_____

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On Behalf Of
Jeff Young
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:10 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers



Marj --

Ah, yes, of course.

I leave my pier in the back of an SUV most of the time, so the weight
isn't much of an issue. But it would be nice to have something to keep
all the bits together. Perhaps I'll knock up some dimensions and give
ScopeGuard a call....

Thanks for the info,
-- Jeff.


________________________________

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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers



The other difficult issue with the pier cases is the many
heights of the posts.


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers

I don't remember it clearly. Sorry.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
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Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers

Marj,

Do you remember how much it cost by any chance? Any indication
if the
lack of interest was due to pricing or due to utility?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com, "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These
cases held
all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it
was
too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we
made
cases for the 10" and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

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com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers



I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an
AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded
trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was
wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff











Re: Case for portable piers

Bob Olson <r.olson@...>
 

Hi Jeff,

I use a hard golf club travel case. It even has wheels. Any big golf store will have a selection to choose from.

Bob


Re: Case for portable piers

Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

Marj --

Ah, yes, of course.

I leave my pier in the back of an SUV most of the time, so the weight
isn't much of an issue. But it would be nice to have something to keep
all the bits together. Perhaps I'll knock up some dimensions and give
ScopeGuard a call....

Thanks for the info,
-- Jeff.



________________________________

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On
Behalf Of Marj
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 11:43 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers



The other difficult issue with the pier cases is the many
heights of the posts.


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Marj
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:33 PM
To: ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers

I don't remember it clearly. Sorry.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 3:02 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers

Marj,

Do you remember how much it cost by any chance? Any indication
if the
lack of interest was due to pricing or due to utility?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com, "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jeff,
>
> We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These
cases held
all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it
was
too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we
made
cases for the 10" and 6".
>
>
> Marj Christen
> Astro-Physics, Inc
> 11250 Forest Hills Road
> Machesney Park, IL 61115
> Phone: 815-282-1513
> Fax: 815-282-9847
> www.astro-physics.com
> Please include this e-mail with your response.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
> Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers
>
>
>
> I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an
AP wooden
> case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded
trunk
> handles).
>
> I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was
wondering: was a
> case ever made for the 6" pier?
>
> Thanks,
> -- Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Stuck keys

Peter Santangeli
 

I'll check the next time - I've never actually let it run. I panic
and hit the stop key.

I've never used the encoder mode.

Pete

--- In ap-gto@..., chris1011@... wrote:

In a message dated 9/15/2006 7:16:00 PM Central Daylight Time,
peter@... writes:


occasionally when I am trying to center a star (I notice
more at high speeds) it seems to me that the directional buttons
get
"stuck". After lifting my finger, it keeps going in that
direction.
How long does it go in that direction? have you tried to see if it
continues
to go? Check also to see if you have the keypad in the Encoder mode
where it
shows the position of the RA and Dec coordinates as you slew. The
encoder mode
continuously qeeries the mount for updated position, and it may be
that the
"stop" signal from your button release gets delayed during this
time. Try it
with the keypad in normal mode.

Roland Christen


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Case for portable piers

 

The other difficult issue with the pier cases is the many heights of the posts.


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:33 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers



I don't remember it clearly. Sorry.


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 3:02 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers

Marj,

Do you remember how much it cost by any chance? Any indication if the
lack of interest was due to pricing or due to utility?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These cases held
all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it was
too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we made
cases for the 10" and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers



I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff











Re: Case for portable piers

 

I don't remember it clearly. Sorry.


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 3:02 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Case for portable piers



Marj,

Do you remember how much it cost by any chance? Any indication if the
lack of interest was due to pricing or due to utility?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These cases held
all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it was
too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we made
cases for the 10" and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers



I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff











Re: Case for portable piers

Hank Sielski
 

Hi Marj,

You don't have any of them you'd be willing to part with left lurking around
in your "back room", do you?

Regards,

Hank Sielski

On 9/18/06, Marj <marj@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These cases held all
the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it was too heavy to
be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we made cases for the 10"
and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.


-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
ap-gto@... <ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>]On Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers

I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff







Re: Case for portable piers

ayiomamitis
 

Marj,

Do you remember how much it cost by any chance? Any indication if the
lack of interest was due to pricing or due to utility?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@..., "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These cases held
all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it was
too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we made
cases for the 10" and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers



I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff











Re: Case for portable piers

 

Hi Jeff,

We made a few cases for the 8" pier many years ago. These cases held all the parts. It did not sell very well and we decided that it was too heavy to be useful, so we discontinued it. I don't think we made cases for the 10" and 6".


Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]On Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 10:19 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Case for portable piers



I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff


Re: Stuck keys

Roland Christen
 

In a message dated 9/15/2006 7:16:00 PM Central Daylight Time,
peter@... writes:


occasionally when I am trying to center a star (I notice
more at high speeds) it seems to me that the directional buttons get
"stuck". After lifting my finger, it keeps going in that direction.
How long does it go in that direction? have you tried to see if it continues
to go? Check also to see if you have the keypad in the Encoder mode where it
shows the position of the RA and Dec coordinates as you slew. The encoder mode
continuously qeeries the mount for updated position, and it may be that the
"stop" signal from your button release gets delayed during this time. Try it
with the keypad in normal mode.

Roland Christen


Re: Case for portable piers

ayiomamitis
 

Jeff,

I had the same thing in mind when seeing the same ad as well. I have
the 10" diameter pier.

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@..., "Jeff Young" <jey@...> wrote:

I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff




Case for portable piers

Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

I just saw an ad on AstroMart for an 8" portable pier with an AP wooden
case (gray leatherette stuff on the outside, spring-loaded trunk
handles).

I have a similar case for my 600E GTO mount -- so I was wondering: was a
case ever made for the 6" pier?

Thanks,
-- Jeff


Sharpless 2-50 Fairly Faint Emission Nebula

Dennis Persyk <dpersyk@...>
 

SkyMap Pro calls this a 2 where the brightness classification
extends from 1=faintest to 3=brightest. I have learned the hard way
that 2 is really very faint. And brightness classification 1 is
nearly invisible to my scope/camera in a two hour imaging session!

I do mainly H-a imaging now because my 6 nm FWHM AstroDon is the
world's best light pollution filter. And of course, it works well
with moonlight.

Image (2 hours at f/3.3) and matching SkyMap Pro 10 screen shot at
http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm

I've not seen any amateur images of this nebula. If you have a link
to one I'd like to get it – thanks.

Clear skies,

Dennis Persyk Supercharged LX200GPS 14"
Igloo Observatory Home Page http://dpersyk.home.att.net
Hampshire, IL

New Images http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm


Takahashi Epsilon 180ED progress

Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
 

I bought a Takahashi Epsilon 180ED back in late July and immediately
found that it was difficult to use and get good results when using
the stock Takahashi focuser with Robofocus and a heavy CCD imaging
train such as my IMG6303E and filter wheel.

I tried a number of adjustments and so on but never could quite get
good results with it.

So I built some adaptors to let me use a PDF from Finger Lakes to
handle the focusing.

http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/pdf_e180ed_page.htm

It consisted of two machined adaptors and a machined "captain's
wheel" as the original Tak part was more or less trapped on the stock
focuser.

I've been getting to know the scope better and am still working on
getting it all dialed in.

Here are results since the focuser mod:

http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/E180_gallery_page.htm

It is amazing how fast I can image using the Epsilon at f/2.8. I can
finish in 10 minutes that which would take 30 minutes with the FSQ

I am able to take two or three full tricolor emission line images per
night instead of taking three nights to do one, or so it seems <g>

rdc


Re: Mounting 6" Tak on AP900GTO

garyclemansgibbon
 

Hi Kurt,

I may very well have to end up doing that but $250 is more than I want
to spend. (The bar was $200!). $450 for saddle and bar is a lot to pay
especially as I already have a perfectly good saddle plate. Cheaper to
return this bar and get a longer one...

thanks
Gary

--- In ap-gto@..., "Kurt Mihalco" <mihalco@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
Why don't you just get the UnivSad-03 saddle from BT technologies?
This should be a perfect match to their Tak02dp dovetail plate.
Regards,
Kurt

--- In ap-gto@..., "garyclemansgibbon" <gary@> wrote:

Thanks Mal,

It's hard to tell much from your website, one tiny picture and no
specifications but it doesn't look like your 17" sliding bar would
be
wide enough to accomodate the 4" (approx) hole spacing for the Tak
rings.

If you look here you will see how the plate needs to be flared to
accomodate the holes...
http://www.bttechnologies.com/bt_dp.htm#

I have the Tak-02dp (second pic from bottom - mouse over to see it
with rings attached) and it is perfect except for being too short at
about 11 1/5" overall length.

If you can provide a similar but 17" bar predrilled to accept the
Tak
rings as shown then let me know.

Thanks
Gary

--- In ap-gto@..., "Mal Speer" <mal@> wrote:

I make a 17" plate that might help. Check out my web-site
www.malcoprecision.com
Mal

--- In ap-gto@..., Gary Clemans-Gibbon <garycg@>
wrote:

Hi,

I have a dovetail sliding bar from BT Technologies which is
about
11.5"
in total length to go on my DOVELM16S which has 11" centers for
the
screw clamps. Obviously no good. The clamps barely grip the
plate
and
there is no overhang to allow the use of a safety screw. Not
good.

My choices are to either find a longer sliding bar drilled for
Tak
rings
(TOA-150) or to buy a shorter saddle plate which can
accommodate
the 11"
plate.

The TOA is quite heavy and with guidescope, camera, holy hand
grenade
etc the weight will probably approach 60 or 65 lbs.

Is the 8.5" plate (AP part number DOVELM2) going to be up to
this
task?
Anyone hanging this kind of weight off one?

thanks
Gary


Re: Mach 1GTO Notification

ayiomamitis
 

Marj/Rolando,

The statement "He has a few ideas in the works, but has not decided
yet which scope will be produced next. We'll let you know when that
decision has been made." begs the question if we can get an idea of
the CANDIDATE scopes being considered?????

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@..., "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

The price is $5950, which was our target price. I have updated the
Notification Update section of our website with information on the
Mach1 and other mounts and telecopes.
http://www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm



Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]On
Behalf Of Bryon Schwartz
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:27 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Mach 1GTO Notification





This is great news, I turned down a 600GTO in 2000 and got back on the
list in Feb of 2001.

Did they give you a price indication?

Bryon

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com,
"hieronym55" <jer55-yaaahooo@> wrote:

has started! FWIW I was on the 600EGTO mount list since July 2000.


Jer








Re: Mach 1GTO Notification

 

The price is $5950, which was our target price. I have updated the Notification Update section of our website with information on the Mach1 and other mounts and telecopes.
http://www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm



Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]On Behalf Of Bryon Schwartz
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:27 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Mach 1GTO Notification





This is great news, I turned down a 600GTO in 2000 and got back on the
list in Feb of 2001.

Did they give you a price indication?

Bryon

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "hieronym55" <jer55-yaaahooo@...> wrote:

has started! FWIW I was on the 600EGTO mount list since July 2000.


Jer


Stuck keys

Peter Santangeli
 

I recently started using my AP900 here again after getting the DEC
upgrade done to it. Which is wonderful by the way - the test images
from pulseguide are great.

Unrelated, occasionally when I am trying to center a star (I notice
more at high speeds) it seems to me that the directional buttons get
"stuck". After lifting my finger, it keeps going in that direction.
Hitting the middle button stops it.

Has anyone seen this before? It's not a big problem, just a bit of an
annoyance.

Pete