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900GTO power plug

gjsalyer <salyer@...>
 

Does anyone know the type of power plug used on the 900GTO control
panel? I have one on order and I'd like to fix up a 12v supply for it
(rather than use the included cigarette lighter plug), but I don't see
enough information in the manual I downloaded. I assume its a standard
power connector but I can't tell if it needs a male or female plug or
what the ID/OD sizes are. Thanks.

Greg


Is there any talk of a CP4GTO controller any time soon?

brian_clever <brian_clever@...>
 

Hello all. Ive got the CP2 on my AP900 and I do want to upgrade it
to the CP3 to get the PEC averaging but if there is a CP4 coming
I would sure like to wait.

Regards,
Brian C.


Re: 900s now "caught up"?

Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

Marj --

Oh gosh no, I can't imagine what my wife would say if I suggested a 900
to go in between my 600 and 1200. (Well, actually I can.)

It's just good to see them (more or less) available....

Cheers,
-- Jeff.



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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Marj
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 9:24 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] 900s now "caught up"?



Jeff,

We haven't quite reached off-the-shelf status. We are assembling
our last group of 900GTO mounts in the current production run and had
gotten close to the end of our notification list. So, we decided to send
e-mails to all of the people that were still on the list (as of late
yesterday afternoon, except those people who had declined earlier in the
run, but put themselves back on the list) telling them that we have some
900s available for shipment this month. We are only accepting orders
from people that we have contacted.

If we have any mounts remaining, we will look back at the
notification list that has accumulated since yesterday and also people
that declined earlier in the run, but put themselves back on the list.
So, if you want to sign up with the possibility of getting a mount,
please do so. The next production run will not be finished until 2008.
In the meantime, we will continue our notification list.
http://www.astro-physics.com/availability/availability.htm#8
<http://www.astro-physics.com/availability/availability.htm#8>

Thanks for your interest!

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.com <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:34 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [ap-gto] 900s now "caught up"?

Wow, are the rumors true? Is the 900GTO now caught up, and an
off-the-
shelf item?

If so, let me be the first to congratulate you all at AP!

-- Jeff.


Re: 900s now "caught up"?

Joe Zeglinski
 

But ... did it say "within two years"? I thought they meant possibly
another run, late this year.
It also depends, if you are buying just a mount , or a scope WITH a mount.
Probably smarter to place separate orders, and take separate deliveries, when
one item is ready. At least you might be able to enjoy the new scope, on an
old mount - sooner. Or, you might eventually, unfortunately have to settle for
a different mount.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Salyer" <salyer@optonline.net>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 900s now "caught up"?


Looks like it. I was on the notification list for less than 2 weeks
before I got notified. Don't know if it will last long since the
notification email said that there wouldn't be another production run
till 2008. I understand the situation is the same for the 1200.

Greg


At 03:34 PM 4/3/2007, you wrote:

Wow, are the rumors true? Is the 900GTO now caught up, and an off-the-
shelf item?

If so, let me be the first to congratulate you all at AP!

-- Jeff.


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Re: 900s now "caught up"?

 

Jeff,

We haven't quite reached off-the-shelf status. We are assembling our last group of 900GTO mounts in the current production run and had gotten close to the end of our notification list. So, we decided to send e-mails to all of the people that were still on the list (as of late yesterday afternoon, except those people who had declined earlier in the run, but put themselves back on the list) telling them that we have some 900s available for shipment this month. We are only accepting orders from people that we have contacted.

If we have any mounts remaining, we will look back at the notification list that has accumulated since yesterday and also people that declined earlier in the run, but put themselves back on the list. So, if you want to sign up with the possibility of getting a mount, please do so. The next production run will not be finished until 2008. In the meantime, we will continue our notification list.
http://www.astro-physics.com/availability/availability.htm#8

Thanks for your interest!

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.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:34 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] 900s now "caught up"?



Wow, are the rumors true? Is the 900GTO now caught up, and an off-the-
shelf item?

If so, let me be the first to congratulate you all at AP!

-- Jeff.


Re: 900s now "caught up"?

Salyer <salyer@...>
 

Looks like it. I was on the notification list for less than 2 weeks before I got notified. Don't know if it will last long since the notification email said that there wouldn't be another production run till 2008. I understand the situation is the same for the 1200.

Greg

At 03:34 PM 4/3/2007, you wrote:

Wow, are the rumors true? Is the 900GTO now caught up, and an off-the-
shelf item?

If so, let me be the first to congratulate you all at AP!

-- Jeff.


900s now "caught up"?

Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

Wow, are the rumors true? Is the 900GTO now caught up, and an off-the-
shelf item?

If so, let me be the first to congratulate you all at AP!

-- Jeff.


Re: Follow Up on Attaching TOA 150 to AP900

flyrcairplanes
 

Thanks for that. I decided to go with a losmandy setup similar to
what you described. I have had great luck with Parallax and it was
less expensive so I am hoping this will work. I don't have the
Casady dovetail saddle but will be using my AP dovelm2. It is only
8.5" long and I honestly don't know if going to a 12" saddle would be
a better choice. Any thoughts about that? Noone chimed in when I
first posted to say I was crazy mounting a TOA 150 and TV 102 on a
AP900 so I am hopeful the mount can handle it.

Jeff
--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "brian_clever" <brian_clever@...>
wrote:

I wasn't going to chime in but then I saw the price of the Tak
tube holder :(

Another alternative, and I think slightly cheaper is

Robin Casady's dovetail saddle (bolted directly to mount head):

http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/dovetail.html

Then Losmandy Dovetail Plate Universal:

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?pid=483

Then Parallax Rings (special order for TOA 150 bolted to dovetail):

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=4547&m=

That takes care of the scope, now to mount the guide scope:

Another dovetail (shorter) (This bolts on to the top of the other
rings)

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=4412&m=

Then another set of Parallax rings for the guide scope.

Hope this helps. This is the setup I have for my FSQ on my AP900.

Regards,
Brian C.

-
-- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "flyrcairplanes" <jeffabbyben@> wrote:

Hello,
I own an new AP900 and am looking to add a TOA 150. Previous
post
were
talking about how to attach these two components and I was hoping
someone might offer some follow-up on how the system is working.
I
do
almost exclusively imaging so I really want a stable system. I
would
need to have a TV 102 guidescope on top. Am I pushing the mount
to
far?

Jeff


Progressive Polar Calibration confirmation and question?

Wiggins, Rick
 

Hi Roland and crew,
I would like to confirm a sequential method of achieving better
polar alignment. Below is what I believe to be progressive levels of
better polar alignment based on the v4.12 Keypad Manual. I have two
questions regarding this list; A) Assuming 3 or more iterations,
will the two keypad routines below (N.Polar Align & Two Star Cal.)
give me a better Polar alignment than the Polar Scope? and B) Is the
progressive order listed below correct and if not what should it be?
I am also assuming that my setup is relatively orthogonal. I have an
AP155 with AP rings and large dovetail plate mounted on the AP 1200
with the largest dovetail saddle.

1. Polar Scope alignment
2. North Polar Calibrate
3. Two Star Calibration
4. GTO Quick Star Drift Method of Polar Alignment (Using Meridian
Delay Feature)
5. CCDOps Drift Align
6. T-Point

Many thanks for the input!
Rick


Re: Follow Up on Attaching TOA 150 to AP900

brian_clever <brian_clever@...>
 

I wasn't going to chime in but then I saw the price of the Tak
tube holder :(

Another alternative, and I think slightly cheaper is

Robin Casady's dovetail saddle (bolted directly to mount head):

http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/dovetail.html

Then Losmandy Dovetail Plate Universal:

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?pid=483

Then Parallax Rings (special order for TOA 150 bolted to dovetail):

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=4547&m=

That takes care of the scope, now to mount the guide scope:

Another dovetail (shorter) (This bolts on to the top of the other
rings)

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=4412&m=

Then another set of Parallax rings for the guide scope.

Hope this helps. This is the setup I have for my FSQ on my AP900.

Regards,
Brian C.

-
-- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "flyrcairplanes" <jeffabbyben@...> wrote:

Hello,
I own an new AP900 and am looking to add a TOA 150. Previous post
were
talking about how to attach these two components and I was hoping
someone might offer some follow-up on how the system is working. I
do
almost exclusively imaging so I really want a stable system. I
would
need to have a TV 102 guidescope on top. Am I pushing the mount to
far?

Jeff


Re: Progressive Polar Calibration confirmation and question?

Roland Christen
 

In a message dated 4/3/2007 11:48:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
rickwiggins@earthlink.net writes:


Hi Roland and crew,
I would like to confirm a sequential method of achieving better
polar alignment. Below is what I believe to be progressive levels of
better polar alignment based on the v4.12 Keypad Manual. I have two
questions regarding this list; A) Assuming 3 or more iterations,
will the two keypad routines below (N.Polar Align & Two Star Cal.)
give me a better Polar alignment than the Polar Scope? and B) Is the
progressive order listed below correct and if not what should it be?
I am also assuming that my setup is relatively orthogonal. I have an
AP155 with AP rings and large dovetail plate mounted on the AP 1200
with the largest dovetail saddle.

1. Polar Scope alignment
2. North Polar Calibrate
3. Two Star Calibration
4. GTO Quick Star Drift Method of Polar Alignment (Using Meridian
Delay Feature)
5. CCDOps Drift Align
6. T-Point

Many thanks for the input!
Rick

You can do any ol' thing that works. The keypad is full of great tools. If
the above sequence works fine for you, then there is nothing further I can add.

Here's what I do when setting up the scope at a remote site:

1. I place the mount and scope in Park1 position using a simple carpenter
level.
2. I start the keypad in Autostart NO and press Resume from Park1
3. I then slew to Park2 and level the tube manually using the carpenter's
level.
4. I slew back to Park1 and level the tube using the altitude adjustment.
This completes the initial setup of the altitude axis.
5. I slew to a known star (or the sun or bright planet) and adjust the
azimuth to bring it near the center of the finder crosshairs.
This completes the initial setup of the azimuth axis. Both of these
adjustments can be done in the daytime, which allows me to find bright stars in the
telescope at low power for further polar refinement before the sun has set.

When these adjustments are finished, I refine the altitude axis by using a
star near the meridian line and using the meridian delay to pick it up on either
side of the mount. This gets the altitude axis quite close to final position,
and takes less than 5 minutes. When that is done, I do a drift align using my
CCD camera. That can take anywhere from 15 - 25 minutes, depending how fussy
I want to be.

Rolando



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Re: Connecting the mount to the computer

Wiggins, Rick
 

Hi Gary,
Serial cables are easy to find and cheap. Contact me for references.
Here is one link.
http://www.sfcable.com/cable/c/db9.html?
gclid=CNCK09jupIsCFQtpGAodlhBqkA
Thanks, Rick

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "gary schones" <gary378@...> wrote:

With serial cables getting harder to find can a serial 232 to usb
adpter be used to connect to the sky.
Gary


Re: maintenance of ap 900 gto cp3

lupodima <lupo.di.mare@...>
 

Thanks Rolando

After removed the 2 gear x boxgear,as you described in a old past message
,i cleaned all the old grease with a toothbrush and some degrease
liquid then i put the new lythium grease but i put a little bit more
...will cause problem that?
About the white gear your is a good news the ood sound was caused from
the old grease who was consumed
Now the odd sound is gone and when the observatory will be ready i
will test it in load configuration whit all the OTAs and
counterweights...but im sure it will be all ok.

P.S.
Yesterday i have sent another email to Astrophysic support to Mr
Howard about the extration plug and the new set of clutch plugs
ordered in past January
sure was a misunderstanding but from January i havent get the ok from
Mr Howard for pay the extraction tools and the clutch plugs for my AP
900 gto cp3
Thanks for Your precius attention Rolando
Best regards
Giorgio


Re: questions from a possible 900GTO owner

Joe Zeglinski
 

Thanks Rolando,

Good to hear, that it is so easy.
But, I will probably stay with the idea, since I don't need to buy and store,
yet another tripod.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: questions from a possible 900GTO owner


In a message dated 4/2/2007 12:07:20 PM Central Daylight Time,
J.Zeglinski@rogers.com writes:


(1) poking around with a flashlight to get the 4 screws into the fork base
&

adapter, during setup
I can do it blindfolded, and so can anyone else. It is not the difficulty
that you make it out to be. By the way, they are hand knobs, not screws.

Rolando


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Re: questions from a possible 900GTO owner

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Mal,

It could be I might be over complicating my desires of "portability"
issues.

First, a correction, Gil and I are hoping to continue using our "Losmandy
tripod"; I introduced the Meade reference, because I intend to use the
Losmandy "MA" option - a Meade tripod adapter. This is normally used to
convert the Meade tripod , or for a permanent post in the ground. That is
convenient, saves making a special mount holder by hiring a machinist.

What I am also trying to avoid on the AP900 field use, is messing with:

(1) poking around with a flashlight to get the 4 screws into the fork base &
adapter, during setup
(2) removing the AP900 RA assembly, by unbolting 4 screws, completely during
take down
(3) risk losing one or more of these screws in the snow or grass
(4) saving time
(5) make it easier to work with cold hands and fingers

With the "reducing adapter" approach, the installation & removal of the
AP900 emulates the Losmandy G11 system:

(1) loosen, but not remove, 3 large bright aluminum, Losmandy optional knobs
(2) twist the RA assembly/"G11 reducing adapter", in the 3 notched holes, and
lift out

Done:
The G11 tripod adapter along with its 3 knobs, all still attached to the
original AP900 RA assembly (including AP900, with fork still bolted down to
its Rotating or Standard adapter, and azimuth/elevation settings untouched ),
is packed away for travel.

Reinstallation on the Losmandy G11 tripod, (or a permanent post with the
MA "G11 to Meade Tripod Adapter"), is a simple drop back down, twist to lock,
and snug up the 3 knobs.
Quick and easy - plus, for short trips between the dedicated back yard
observing spot (post, or pads), and the house, no change of site alignment is
required - quicker initialization.

In your Meade tripod setup, how do you pack up the AP900?
Since the AP pier adapter plate is permanently bolted to the Meade tripod, you
no longer have the option to put your Meade Wedge back on it, if desired, so
it is now a permanent AP900 tripod.
For travel, do you have to remove the 6 tiny button screws around the AP900
Flat Surface Adapter (FSA) plate, and then lift off the AP900 RA assembly? Not
much fun in the dark, and they WILL likely get lost.
Or, do you leave the AP900 "Rotating or Standard Adapter" plate screwed
down to the FSA, but remove the 4 bolts from the AP900 fork base, and pack
that away? Again, the hassle with the complete removal or insertion of those 4
bolts.

Please correct me if I am misunderstanding something about the AP900
installation procedures.
I would do anything to simplify and speed up repeatable field setup
procedures, especially when it's very cold.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mal Speer" <mal@malcoprecision.com>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 8:30 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: questions from a possible 900GTO owner


For the fellow with the Meade tripod: If you buy the AP mounting
plate all you have to do is drill and tap 4 -20 holes in the Meade
tripod top to match the 4 flat mounting holes in AP 900 mounting
plate. I used an AP 900 with a C14 on a Meade Giant field tripod and
it worked great.
Mal


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...>
wrote:

Hi Gil,

I did a few quick measurements of my Losmandy G11 mount
bottom, and saw
the dimension Drawing of the AP900 Pier Adapter Plate, and see it
is easy to
make a "reducing" adapter so that the top of this 2" or 3" tall
ring has the
shape and 6 small screw holes - as though this were the top of any
AP tripod -
to accept the AP900, then is cut inward, to the shape and
dimensions of the
Losmandy head base at the bottom.

Here is a direct link to the AP "Pier Adapter" dimensions
document, at
their Tech Support page, under the AP900 list of PDF documents
(consider this
the same as the bottom of your AP900, which drops into an AP tripod
pipe):

900 Mount Base (Pier Adapter) Dimensions (05-17-00)

The bottom of this plate is the same as the bottom of the AP900
Standard
or Rotating Pier Adapter, which you would be already using on that
mount. Have
your machinist make the top 1/2 inch or so it accepts this base.
The bottom
of the reducing adapter is just a narrower cylinder with 3 holes to
screw in
the Losmandy G11 screws/knobs.
It's like a "gender changer" - female AP900 at the top (like the
pipe), and
G11 male at the bottom.

After that, you can treat the AP900 mount as though it were a
G11 mount -
for your Losmandy tripod - or with MA option, if you like using the
Meade
tripod legs (or any other heavy photographic tripod) with a
Losmandy MA bolted
on top of it.
This "reducing adapter" opens up both Losmandy and Meade tripods
compatibility for the AP900.

I assume you have purchased the optional Losmandy knobs - they
are so
convenient. You might buy an extra set for your G11 adapter. They
make it
soooo easy to just drop the heavy mount straight into it's pier,
knobs and
all.
My plan is to make this "coupler as short as possible", so it
stays
attached to the AP900 mount (pier adapter) permanently, just like
the AP900
actually had a Losmandy G11 mount base. That way, I can simply drop
the AP900
directly into my G11 tripod, or into my Losmandy Meade Pier Adapter
(MA) -
same thing.

The down side, is that the AP900 mount still needs to fit into
your
travelling case - you may have to remove a bit of foam since the
Losmandy
adapter remains screwed to the bottom of the AP mount with those 6
permanent
screws. Since I haven't received my AP900 yet, I can still search
for a
suitable case for it to fit this modified bottom shape.

NOTE:
If you buy a SCOPEGUARD case for the AP900, they use their own
standard AP900
shaped pre-cut foam insert, which won't be cut for that 2 or 3 inch
adapter -
and the case might even then be slightly too small (don't know). I
plan on
using a suitable Pelican case, and remove the foam cubes myself to
fit the end
result.

Since at this point you are just a "possible 900GTO owner" as
you say,
then we are in the same boat. I won't start machining until it
arrives so the
result can be test fitted to both parts.

Meanwhile, show your friend your current G11 tripod, and give
him the
AP900 pier adapter plate dimension diagram, in preparation. It's so
simple, AP
should have done this a long time ago, since a lot of AP mount
owners are
current or former G11 owners as well. Makes VERY good marketing
sense. Heck,
it may even help Scott sell more of HIS tripods, for those like me
who don't
like the AP tripods. Then again ... maybe AP doesn't want to
encourage
customers buying Losmandy's tripods, and Losmandy doesn't want
people buying
AP's mounts instead of his own G11 etc :-)

I'll work on my own sketch for this soon, but I think there is
enough data
for your friend's advice already.

Good luck,
Joe



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Re: maintenance of ap 900 gto cp3

Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

Roland --

Once a year lubricate the gears inside and outside with a thin white
lithium grease.

Worm and worm gear as well, or just the reduction/transfer gears?

Thanks,
-- Jeff.


Re: G11 to 900GTO adapter and question about AP portable piers

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Chris,

Good point, but I don't quite see your analysis. If the mount is
completely balanced, the entire weight of the telescope system should pass
straight down through the centre of the mount, and thus, the centre of the
tripod. The weight at the tripod feet should then result in an even
distribution, among all three. Under complete counterbalance, there should be
no resultant moment forces remaining at the centre of the pier - except for a
"marginal, intended overbalance" to the east side of the mount, for smoother
tracking purposes.

You state a concern, that I can't quite grasp. Could you explain just a
bit further, please - I may have missed something obvious?

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: <chris1011@aol.com>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] G11 to 900GTO adapter and question about AP portable
piers


In a message dated 4/2/2007 9:58:01 AM Central Daylight Time,
J.Zeglinski@rogers.com writes:


I recently purchased a set of the optional Losmandy glow in the dark
rubber feet for the G11 tripod.
I am not a fan of flexible vibration dampers under tripod feet. Rubber
underneath a mount tripod will cause variable polar alignment as the scope
moves
around the sky. Although it might kill vibration, it does flex with the
changing
moment arm of the various mount and scope componenets. Not a good idea for
imaging.

Rolando


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Re: Keypad problem ?

 

Dear Dominik,

I have e-mailed you privately re: your keypad problem, but I have not heard from you yet. Please check your e-mail. Thank you.


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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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Dominik Wos
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 12:20 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Keypad problem ?



Thanks for your response. The only problem is my location - Poland,
Europe so it is not so easy for me to send the keypad to the US. It
works and only the first row of left side keys do not work (I press
it but there is no reaction) and as I use the mount in my observatory
I can live without this first row. I have looked into the keypad to
see how it works and it is rather simply built but I have no idea
what inside the keypad is not working properly.

Anyway thanks for your advice,
Dominik

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

Dear Dominick,

I have never heard of this problem before. Please try it again and
if the situation remains, give us a call to obtain a return
authorization #.


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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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com]On
Behalf Of Dominik Wos
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:54 AM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Keypad problem ?



Hi to the Group !

I have a problem with my 1200GTO keypad. After unusing the mount
for
one week I switched it on and from this time the three left keys do
not
work (1, 6 and Goto). All other keys are ok and the mount is fully
operational with using RS232 conection but without having access
to "1"
key I can not use goto without my laptop. Strange ? Has anyone had
the
same problem ?

Best regards,
Dominik









Re: G11 to 900GTO adapter and question about AP portable piers

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Jeff,

I recently purchased a set of the optional Losmandy glow in the dark
rubber feet for the G11 tripod. That should help them keep from sinking into
the ground, and kill vibration on pavement.

However, about levelling, I wish the AP900 and other models would have
levelling bubbles on the base of the fork, like the Losmandy G11 and some
others do.
Something I will have to add, to make it right.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff" <jlc@sbcglobal.net>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 1:49 AM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] G11 to 900GTO adapter and question about AP portable
piers



"Bare ground" and the AP Pier? No problem, imo. Maybe even better than
the G11... the feet are closed (about an inch wide metal "foot")... the G11
feet are open and can sink in soft ground.

The G11 does have the advantage of being able to setup on faily non-level
ground. E.g. just adjust the legs to get it level.
(still, I found it a bit of hassle to level with the cut-your-hands tripod
leg knobs (I didnt upgrade).)


Re: maintenance of ap 900 gto cp3

Roland Christen
 

In a message dated 4/2/2007 1:08:03 PM Central Daylight Time,
lupo.di.mare@virgilio.it writes:


i put the new lythium grease but i put a little bit more
...will cause problem that?
No problem.

Rolando


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