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Re: The Awesome 1200

markdambrosio@...
 

If touch-up paint is available, that's very good news. I need about a
pint.
;-) I refer to paint chipping along any of the leading edges of the
mount. Any slightest bump, and the paint is gone. Another problem
with
the balck anodizing is that it fades with exposure to strong UV.
Just try
leaving your G11 out in the sun all day. :-/

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
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From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 2:33 PM

Hi, Folks, Addressing the paint chipping on the 1200, Under close
examination, i had noticed slight chipping on Roland's 1200 GTO at
the
Astrofest party. This was in areas which a cap bolt tightened down
on
the mount. (Just a couple of small areas, and was very minor) I'm
quite sure this was not the first time Roland used this mount. After
noticing this, i immediately asked Roland if touch-up paint would be
available to a customer, and he said "Yes it is". Possibly, and
owner
could utilize thin nylon washers at these key areas to prevent
cosmetic
damage. Something i will be looking at when i recieve mine. After
owning a Losmandy mount, i did grow tired of the all black
anodizing.
Bang this up, and there is no real way to properly fix it. Iv'e
tried
on a couple of areas with Aluma-Black from Gun Shops, and Black
Magic
Marker, and it just doesn't look right. I prefer the paint finish
myself, as it will be easier to repair in case of a mishap. Mark

Hi John, Touch up doesn't deem like it would be too hard provided
the paint matches. Getting the "Textured Look" may take a bit of
practice. I guess contacting AP would be in order to find out
availability. As far as anodizing goes, yes i guess it makes sense to
protect it as much as possible. I'll probably get me a nice big Desert
Storm cover. AP's anodizing is the best that i have ever seen. Vastly
superior to Losmandy's work IMO. My HGM-200 had very beat up legs,
(Custom Ordered 60") from when they were brand new. Complaining to
Scott did no good, he said they are all like that. Other dings, and
scratches elswhere too. He did replace the complete Saddle, and the DEC
gear cover. (Due to damage, and very shoddy anodizing) I was always
somewhat dissatisfied with the mount. His QC isn't as good as it should
be. Looks like stuff gets thrown around after it's manufactured. Mark


Re: The Awesome 1200

John Gleason
 

If touch-up paint is available, that's very good news. I need about a pint.
;-) I refer to paint chipping along any of the leading edges of the
mount. Any slightest bump, and the paint is gone. Another problem with
the balck anodizing is that it fades with exposure to strong UV. Just try
leaving your G11 out in the sun all day. :-/

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvj/


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From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 2:33 PM

Hi, Folks, Addressing the paint chipping on the 1200, Under close
examination, i had noticed slight chipping on Roland's 1200 GTO at the
Astrofest party. This was in areas which a cap bolt tightened down on
the mount. (Just a couple of small areas, and was very minor) I'm
quite sure this was not the first time Roland used this mount. After
noticing this, i immediately asked Roland if touch-up paint would be
available to a customer, and he said "Yes it is". Possibly, and owner
could utilize thin nylon washers at these key areas to prevent cosmetic
damage. Something i will be looking at when i recieve mine. After
owning a Losmandy mount, i did grow tired of the all black anodizing.
Bang this up, and there is no real way to properly fix it. Iv'e tried
on a couple of areas with Aluma-Black from Gun Shops, and Black Magic
Marker, and it just doesn't look right. I prefer the paint finish
myself, as it will be easier to repair in case of a mishap. Mark


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Re: The Awesome 1200

Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

Rubber/nylon washers are a must, but not just for cosmetics. They greatly
reduce image shift when tightening down. After I purchased my nylon
washers - alignment was much easier.
Where did you get the washers? Anything special?

Paul Gustafson


Re: The Awesome 1200

Mark B. Wilson <markw@...>
 

Rubber/nylon washers are a must, but not just for cosmetics. They greatly
reduce image shift when tightening down. After I purchased my nylon
washers - alignment was much easier.

-----Original Message-----
From: markdambrosio@webtv.net [mailto:markdambrosio@webtv.net]
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 2:33 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200


Hi, Folks, Addressing the paint chipping on the 1200, Under close
examination, i had noticed slight chipping on Roland's 1200 GTO at the
Astrofest party. This was in areas which a cap bolt tightened down on
the mount. (Just a couple of small areas, and was very minor) I'm
quite sure this was not the first time Roland used this mount. After
noticing this, i immediately asked Roland if touch-up paint would be
available to a customer, and he said "Yes it is". Possibly, and owner
could utilize thin nylon washers at these key areas to prevent cosmetic
damage. Something i will be looking at when i recieve mine. After
owning a Losmandy mount, i did grow tired of the all black anodizing.
Bang this up, and there is no real way to properly fix it. Iv'e tried
on a couple of areas with Aluma-Black from Gun Shops, and Black Magic
Marker, and it just doesn't look right. I prefer the paint finish
myself, as it will be easier to repair in case of a mishap. Mark


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The Awesome 1200

markdambrosio@...
 

Hi, Folks, Addressing the paint chipping on the 1200, Under close
examination, i had noticed slight chipping on Roland's 1200 GTO at the
Astrofest party. This was in areas which a cap bolt tightened down on
the mount. (Just a couple of small areas, and was very minor) I'm
quite sure this was not the first time Roland used this mount. After
noticing this, i immediately asked Roland if touch-up paint would be
available to a customer, and he said "Yes it is". Possibly, and owner
could utilize thin nylon washers at these key areas to prevent cosmetic
damage. Something i will be looking at when i recieve mine. After
owning a Losmandy mount, i did grow tired of the all black anodizing.
Bang this up, and there is no real way to properly fix it. Iv'e tried
on a couple of areas with Aluma-Black from Gun Shops, and Black Magic
Marker, and it just doesn't look right. I prefer the paint finish
myself, as it will be easier to repair in case of a mishap. Mark


Re: The Awesome 1200

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Yes, with the goto keypad, choose 'solar' as the choice from the object
menu. this will permit you to select any of the visible 8 planets and the
sun and moon

- charles
Hi Charles,

OK! That makes sense. I was thinking 'solar' meant the sun only,
but now I see it means 'solar system.'

Thanks,

-Ray


Re: The Awesome 1200

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 


Did you try going into Night mode....what did you think of the colors then??

Charles
Hi Charles,

I think I tried that... the green text is very hard to read
with my deep red plexiglass filter. Perhaps it would be easier
to read if all the green text were changed to red (brighter or
darker then the other red text) ?

-Ray


Re: The Awesome 1200

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Yes, with the goto keypad, choose 'solar' as the choice from the object
menu. this will permit you to select any of the visible 8 planets and the
sun and moon

- charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 8:21 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200



I had a chance to see Ray Gralak's new goto 1200 mount this past
Saturday
night. Most impressive in some respects, a little disappointing in
others. Supporting a small 5-inch f/8 refractor, why did it have a high
frequency dampening problem? I suspect the thin walled, hollow pier to
be
the culprit. I have the same problem with my own QMD 1200, vintage 1997.
Anyone have any thougths on fixing this problem? Not that the mount
isn't
stiff in the wind, but the vibration is noticeable during any focus
Hi John,

I noticed when taking down my setup that the rings were not tightened very
tight at all. Perhaps that was the cause? Anyone else notice this kind
of vibration when tapping their OTA? The vibration stopped within a
second.
How long should it take?

adjustment or slight tap on the telescope tube assembly. Clutch knobs
would also end up behind motor housings. I guess with goto this
doesn't
matter much. Why such a big microphone for speech recognition?
Wouldn't
a wireless mic be awesome?
I would be definitely interested in a wireless mic. I had no idea that
the recommended Shure microphone would be so big. (8" long by about 1"
diameter). It is very well built, though.

The other issue I had with DSV was that with a red plexiglass screen
on my notebook the control panel and text is very hard to read (because
of the colors). Is there a way to change the application's default colors?

On the positive side, the tracking and pointing accuracy were top notch.
Ray had no problem finding and centering objects. Two minute unassisted
exposures yielded sharp, round stars. Great improvements in the DC
servo
motors vs. the DC steppers. I have always seen stepper bounce in my
QMD,

At 693x Saturn wasn't even budging even the slightest amount. No vibration
at all. But, is there a way with the hand controller to slew to any of the
planets??


none noticed here. The machine work is excellent, but the paint chips
too
easily.
What do you mean, "chips too easily"???!!! Where did you see a paint chip
come off? Or, are you speaking from experience with your 1200 QMD?


And here's the latest from Ray using the new 1200. About as good as it
gets.
Thanks, John!

-Ray



http://www.gralak.com/Astro/M33-2.htm

ciao,

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvj/


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From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:29 PM

After being with Chuck, and Roland at the fest, and studying the
mount,
i must say that both halves of the head are very compact
pieces,(Amazing engineering!) and i will consider making my own
inexpensive cases from foam lined Rubbermaid cases for them. (Hinged
lid, w/latch) Naturally, they are not suitable to ship the mount in,
but for transportation by car, they will be very suitable, extremely
light (A big plus) Will protect the mount adequately from any
damage/dings, and will save much dinero. Also one for the pier base.
For the pier tube, and legs, and pier rods, i will make naugahyde
cases
with nylon strap handles/velcro closures. Total cost should be under
$100, and will be quite effective. I did this with the HGM-200 with
great results, and IMO the HGM is a much more bulky, oddly
shaped,unwieldy mount. K-mart, Wal-mart, and a few others carry cases
like this. Sometimes in the auto, or Garden section. Mark

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Re: The Awesome 1200

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Did you try going into Night mode....what did you think of the colors then??

Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 8:21 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200



I had a chance to see Ray Gralak's new goto 1200 mount this past
Saturday
night. Most impressive in some respects, a little disappointing in
others. Supporting a small 5-inch f/8 refractor, why did it have a high
frequency dampening problem? I suspect the thin walled, hollow pier to
be
the culprit. I have the same problem with my own QMD 1200, vintage 1997.
Anyone have any thougths on fixing this problem? Not that the mount
isn't
stiff in the wind, but the vibration is noticeable during any focus
Hi John,

I noticed when taking down my setup that the rings were not tightened very
tight at all. Perhaps that was the cause? Anyone else notice this kind
of vibration when tapping their OTA? The vibration stopped within a
second.
How long should it take?

adjustment or slight tap on the telescope tube assembly. Clutch knobs
would also end up behind motor housings. I guess with goto this
doesn't
matter much. Why such a big microphone for speech recognition?
Wouldn't
a wireless mic be awesome?
I would be definitely interested in a wireless mic. I had no idea that
the recommended Shure microphone would be so big. (8" long by about 1"
diameter). It is very well built, though.

The other issue I had with DSV was that with a red plexiglass screen
on my notebook the control panel and text is very hard to read (because
of the colors). Is there a way to change the application's default colors?

On the positive side, the tracking and pointing accuracy were top notch.
Ray had no problem finding and centering objects. Two minute unassisted
exposures yielded sharp, round stars. Great improvements in the DC
servo
motors vs. the DC steppers. I have always seen stepper bounce in my
QMD,

At 693x Saturn wasn't even budging even the slightest amount. No vibration
at all. But, is there a way with the hand controller to slew to any of the
planets??


none noticed here. The machine work is excellent, but the paint chips
too
easily.
What do you mean, "chips too easily"???!!! Where did you see a paint chip
come off? Or, are you speaking from experience with your 1200 QMD?


And here's the latest from Ray using the new 1200. About as good as it
gets.
Thanks, John!

-Ray



http://www.gralak.com/Astro/M33-2.htm

ciao,

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvj/


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From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:29 PM

After being with Chuck, and Roland at the fest, and studying the
mount,
i must say that both halves of the head are very compact
pieces,(Amazing engineering!) and i will consider making my own
inexpensive cases from foam lined Rubbermaid cases for them. (Hinged
lid, w/latch) Naturally, they are not suitable to ship the mount in,
but for transportation by car, they will be very suitable, extremely
light (A big plus) Will protect the mount adequately from any
damage/dings, and will save much dinero. Also one for the pier base.
For the pier tube, and legs, and pier rods, i will make naugahyde
cases
with nylon strap handles/velcro closures. Total cost should be under
$100, and will be quite effective. I did this with the HGM-200 with
great results, and IMO the HGM is a much more bulky, oddly
shaped,unwieldy mount. K-mart, Wal-mart, and a few others carry cases
like this. Sometimes in the auto, or Garden section. Mark

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Re: The Awesome 1200

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 


I had a chance to see Ray Gralak's new goto 1200 mount this past Saturday
night. Most impressive in some respects, a little disappointing in
others. Supporting a small 5-inch f/8 refractor, why did it have a high
frequency dampening problem? I suspect the thin walled, hollow pier to be
the culprit. I have the same problem with my own QMD 1200, vintage 1997.
Anyone have any thougths on fixing this problem? Not that the mount isn't
stiff in the wind, but the vibration is noticeable during any focus
Hi John,

I noticed when taking down my setup that the rings were not tightened very
tight at all. Perhaps that was the cause? Anyone else notice this kind
of vibration when tapping their OTA? The vibration stopped within a second.
How long should it take?

adjustment or slight tap on the telescope tube assembly. Clutch knobs
would also end up behind motor housings. I guess with goto this doesn't
matter much. Why such a big microphone for speech recognition? Wouldn't
a wireless mic be awesome?
I would be definitely interested in a wireless mic. I had no idea that
the recommended Shure microphone would be so big. (8" long by about 1"
diameter). It is very well built, though.

The other issue I had with DSV was that with a red plexiglass screen
on my notebook the control panel and text is very hard to read (because
of the colors). Is there a way to change the application's default colors?

On the positive side, the tracking and pointing accuracy were top notch.
Ray had no problem finding and centering objects. Two minute unassisted
exposures yielded sharp, round stars. Great improvements in the DC servo
motors vs. the DC steppers. I have always seen stepper bounce in my QMD,
At 693x Saturn wasn't even budging even the slightest amount. No vibration
at all. But, is there a way with the hand controller to slew to any of the
planets??


none noticed here. The machine work is excellent, but the paint chips too
easily.
What do you mean, "chips too easily"???!!! Where did you see a paint chip
come off? Or, are you speaking from experience with your 1200 QMD?


And here's the latest from Ray using the new 1200. About as good as it
gets.
Thanks, John!

-Ray



http://www.gralak.com/Astro/M33-2.htm

ciao,

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvj/


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From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:29 PM

After being with Chuck, and Roland at the fest, and studying the mount,
i must say that both halves of the head are very compact
pieces,(Amazing engineering!) and i will consider making my own
inexpensive cases from foam lined Rubbermaid cases for them. (Hinged
lid, w/latch) Naturally, they are not suitable to ship the mount in,
but for transportation by car, they will be very suitable, extremely
light (A big plus) Will protect the mount adequately from any
damage/dings, and will save much dinero. Also one for the pier base.
For the pier tube, and legs, and pier rods, i will make naugahyde cases
with nylon strap handles/velcro closures. Total cost should be under
$100, and will be quite effective. I did this with the HGM-200 with
great results, and IMO the HGM is a much more bulky, oddly
shaped,unwieldy mount. K-mart, Wal-mart, and a few others carry cases
like this. Sometimes in the auto, or Garden section. Mark


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Re: The Awesome 1200

John Gleason
 

I had a chance to see Ray Gralak's new goto 1200 mount this past Saturday
night. Most impressive in some respects, a little disappointing in
others. Supporting a small 5-inch f/8 refractor, why did it have a high
frequency dampening problem? I suspect the thin walled, hollow pier to be
the culprit. I have the same problem with my own QMD 1200, vintage 1997.
Anyone have any thougths on fixing this problem? Not that the mount isn't
stiff in the wind, but the vibration is noticeable during any focus
adjustment or slight tap on the telescope tube assembly. Clutch knobs
would also end up behind motor housings. I guess with goto this doesn't
matter much. Why such a big microphone for speech recognition? Wouldn't
a wireless mic be awesome?

On the positive side, the tracking and pointing accuracy were top notch.
Ray had no problem finding and centering objects. Two minute unassisted
exposures yielded sharp, round stars. Great improvements in the DC servo
motors vs. the DC steppers. I have always seen stepper bounce in my QMD,
none noticed here. The machine work is excellent, but the paint chips too
easily.

And here's the latest from Ray using the new 1200. About as good as it
gets.

http://www.gralak.com/Astro/M33-2.htm

ciao,

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvj/


----------

From: markdambrosio@webtv.net
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] The Awesome 1200
Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:29 PM

After being with Chuck, and Roland at the fest, and studying the mount,
i must say that both halves of the head are very compact
pieces,(Amazing engineering!) and i will consider making my own
inexpensive cases from foam lined Rubbermaid cases for them. (Hinged
lid, w/latch) Naturally, they are not suitable to ship the mount in,
but for transportation by car, they will be very suitable, extremely
light (A big plus) Will protect the mount adequately from any
damage/dings, and will save much dinero. Also one for the pier base.
For the pier tube, and legs, and pier rods, i will make naugahyde cases
with nylon strap handles/velcro closures. Total cost should be under
$100, and will be quite effective. I did this with the HGM-200 with
great results, and IMO the HGM is a much more bulky, oddly
shaped,unwieldy mount. K-mart, Wal-mart, and a few others carry cases
like this. Sometimes in the auto, or Garden section. Mark


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Re: The Awesome 1200

markdambrosio@...
 


Congratulations on your new mount Mark - do you have the HGM for sale?
If so how much?

Kevin

I did this with the HGM-
Hi Kevin, Hope i haven't misled anyone with my last post. I have
not yet recieved the AP 1200 yet, but i have thought considerably on
how i would protect it during transport without spending a small
fortune. I may even make Naugahyde "Slippers" for the three legs, so
they do not get scuffed up at star parties by being kicked. (Man am i
fussy!) I did sell the HGM-200 about 5-1/2 months ago to a freind for
$5,000.00 It was a good mount, but definitely not in the same class as
the 1200GTO. I'm hoping that the wait will not be too much longer. Mark


New Images

RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

I've posted some new images with the GOTO mount at

http://sciastro.net/flashca

including an LRGB image of M 31.

Bob Kuberek


Re: The Awesome 1200

Kevin/Monika <kevsmith@...>
 

Congratulations on your new mount Mark - do you have the HGM for sale?
If so how much?

Kevin

I did this with the HGM-


The Awesome 1200

markdambrosio@...
 

After being with Chuck, and Roland at the fest, and studying the mount,
i must say that both halves of the head are very compact
pieces,(Amazing engineering!) and i will consider making my own
inexpensive cases from foam lined Rubbermaid cases for them. (Hinged
lid, w/latch) Naturally, they are not suitable to ship the mount in,
but for transportation by car, they will be very suitable, extremely
light (A big plus) Will protect the mount adequately from any
damage/dings, and will save much dinero. Also one for the pier base.
For the pier tube, and legs, and pier rods, i will make naugahyde cases
with nylon strap handles/velcro closures. Total cost should be under
$100, and will be quite effective. I did this with the HGM-200 with
great results, and IMO the HGM is a much more bulky, oddly
shaped,unwieldy mount. K-mart, Wal-mart, and a few others carry cases
like this. Sometimes in the auto, or Garden section. Mark


Re: The Awesome 1200!

Mark B. Wilson <markw@...>
 

I got a case for everything but the pier. I saw no need for the way I set
up. I am sure they could make one if you wanted.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Gralak [mailto:ray@gralak.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 9:23 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


Hi Mark,

What material(s) are they contructed out of? And did you get
a case for the pier too?

-Ray

I purchased 2 cases for the 1200 mount, 1 case for the ota
and misc items,
one case for the weights, one case for eyepieces, one case
for electronics -
all cost approx $1,000. They are great cases - you can jump
on them (with
optics inside) like a trampoline and no damage!! Bob Kuberek
likes to use
my cases for step stools!!

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Re: The Awesome 1200!

Mark B. Wilson <markw@...>
 

The cases are form fitting. I brought all my equipment to Master Cases, and
they made custom cases for me. I do not know what the materials are but I
understand they are high quality as this company makes all cases for
Panavision cameras - some of the highest end equipment in the world. The
"rubber" used is very dense and will not degrade. Call David Butler at
Master Cases at 888 707 9333 to get all your questions answered. Nice guy -
reasonable - easy to work with. You would think I am affilitated with these
guys by this message, but I am not.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Sinsofsky [mailto:strfire@ibm.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 10:27 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


Are the cases for 1200 mount form fitting...how does it fit in?? in what way
is it locked down...does it have foam in the case?? etc.. etc..

- charles sinsofsky

ps. who did you buy it from?/ web site?? phone number?? etc.. etc..


----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 12:22 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


Hi Mark,

What material(s) are they contructed out of? And did you get
a case for the pier too?

-Ray

I purchased 2 cases for the 1200 mount, 1 case for the ota
and misc items,
one case for the weights, one case for eyepieces, one case
for electronics -
all cost approx $1,000. They are great cases - you can jump
on them (with
optics inside) like a trampoline and no damage!! Bob Kuberek
likes to use
my cases for step stools!!

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Re: The Awesome 1200!

John Gleason
 

Does Dave have a web page?


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From: Mark B. Wilson <markw@primenet.com>
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 9:39 AM

I purchased 2 cases for the 1200 mount, 1 case for the ota and misc
items,
one case for the weights, one case for eyepieces, one case for
electronics -
all cost approx $1,000. They are great cases - you can jump on them
(with
optics inside) like a trampoline and no damage!! Bob Kuberek likes to
use
my cases for step stools!!


Re: The Awesome 1200!

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Are the cases for 1200 mount form fitting...how does it fit in?? in what way
is it locked down...does it have foam in the case?? etc.. etc..

- charles sinsofsky

ps. who did you buy it from?/ web site?? phone number?? etc.. etc..

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 12:22 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


Hi Mark,

What material(s) are they contructed out of? And did you get
a case for the pier too?

-Ray

I purchased 2 cases for the 1200 mount, 1 case for the ota
and misc items,
one case for the weights, one case for eyepieces, one case
for electronics -
all cost approx $1,000. They are great cases - you can jump
on them (with
optics inside) like a trampoline and no damage!! Bob Kuberek
likes to use
my cases for step stools!!

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Re: The Awesome 1200!

Mark B. Wilson <markw@...>
 

I purchased 2 cases for the 1200 mount, 1 case for the ota and misc items,
one case for the weights, one case for eyepieces, one case for electronics -
all cost approx $1,000. They are great cases - you can jump on them (with
optics inside) like a trampoline and no damage!! Bob Kuberek likes to use
my cases for step stools!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Sinsofsky [mailto:strfire@ibm.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 1:32 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


That should read: cases...sorry
- charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@ibm.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 4:30 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


How much were the coses you had made..or are going to have made?? I would
be
intereste to hear about them for my 1200. and my 900

- Charles Sinsofsky
aka: strfire@attglobal.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 4:02 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Awesome 1200!


Thanks Mark,

I have already called and left a message for them.

-Ray


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