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Re: AP900 yellow light

Glenn Wallace <glenn@...>
 

The problem with that is that this issue can arise from totally different
areas, so you end up chasing your tail trying out other people's "fixes" The best
fix is to determine the cause of the problem directly.

Indeed, as far as I can determine it is an issue with the socket. The
symptoms (locking down the clamp ring) were similar to the
original posters. Sharing information helps us all learn, most of
us can sort the wheat from the chaff. (and if you can't, then this
is a good way to learn)

Glenn


Re: I'm impressed so far

Dean S
 

I cant wait to hear a pempro run, and hope you will report under 3 without pec on!!

Congrats on the new mount. 2 weeks & 6 days to go for mine, but who is counting :)

Dean

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Voetsch" <alanv12952@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 11:34 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] I'm impressed so far


Hey all,

The new 1200GTO arrived on Friday, was setup on it's pier with no trouble on Saturday and
tonight I've run a couple 2 star alignment routines and it's fairly close.

I'm going out later to try with some brighter stars to improve the alignment.

Tomorrow I may try a little autoguiding to see how that works. I use an ST-4 as a
Standalone guider and wonder if anyone has any tips to offer about using it in that mode
with the AP mounts. I have an LX200 and G-11/Gemini background. One of the suggested
tricks with the Gemini was to run the ST-4s calibration at 0.8 in Gemini, and then reduce
that to 0.5 (or thereabouts) for guiding. Most probably know that is to reduce
aggressiveness.

How do you standalone-ST-4 users setup the paramaters with a 1200? Also, any other keypad
setup tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Alan


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I'm impressed so far

Alan Voetsch <alanv12952@...>
 

Hey all,

The new 1200GTO arrived on Friday, was setup on it's pier with no trouble on Saturday and
tonight I've run a couple 2 star alignment routines and it's fairly close.

I'm going out later to try with some brighter stars to improve the alignment.

Tomorrow I may try a little autoguiding to see how that works. I use an ST-4 as a
Standalone guider and wonder if anyone has any tips to offer about using it in that mode
with the AP mounts. I have an LX200 and G-11/Gemini background. One of the suggested
tricks with the Gemini was to run the ST-4s calibration at 0.8 in Gemini, and then reduce
that to 0.5 (or thereabouts) for guiding. Most probably know that is to reduce
aggressiveness.

How do you standalone-ST-4 users setup the paramaters with a 1200? Also, any other keypad
setup tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Alan


Astrophotography: http://www.pbase.com/avoetsch12952


Le Sueur Telescope Astro-Pier 42" for AP 900GTO Mount !

Gilles Grosgurin <gilles@...>
 

Hey guys, just in case you're local and need one of these?
I have for sale a Le Sueur Astro-Pier, 42" for an Astro Physics AP900GTO Mount. This pier is in excellent condition and will provide an uncompromising rigidity to virtually eliminate any vibration!
Manufactured of steel, with all seams fully welded, the Astro Pier(tm) is rugged and durable. Four coats of Rustoleum Industrial Enamel are applied for a finish of beauty as well as superb weather resistance. Color is Black!
Pier height: 42" -
8 ¼" outside diameter -
¼" wall thickness -
½" thick base -
14" diameter base -
Local sale only, you pick up in San Carlos, CA 94070! Absolutely no shipping!
Asking $400 or best offer
I can send photos upon request..

Gilles


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

Tom,

Awesome idea! I will do exactly that...

James

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

--- In ap-gto@..., "nfoldager" <nf@> wrote:


James,

- The steel pipe extends another 42" above the surface of the
observatory floor. This portion is just the 12" steel tube, and
is
the "pier" on which the mount and OTA will be placed.
Did you fill anything into the tube?

As to attaching the mount to the pier, I will be welding a
flat plate to the top of the steel tube.
Are you sure it is wise to weld it instead of bolt it? There is a
danger that the plate will not be flat afterwards.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
A bowed top plate seems hard to avoid with welding, yet at the same
time realatively easy to remove with a power grinder. Since I'm anal
about this I follow up with a tile tool and Carbo (standard mirror
making tools).

Tom


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

John Gleason
 

It was great to see both Marj and Roland at AIC this year. What a mount! I got on the notification list which already had quite few noteworthy names on it. It should carry a large astrograph in Oz quite nicely, although I am not sure which instrument I would choose - perhaps a 48" Schmidt camera. ;-)


BTW, once again the AIC team did a fantasic job and the speakers were all excellent.

- John Gleason

-----Original Message-----
From: Marj <marj@...>
Sent: Oct 26, 2007 11:52 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Cc: ap-ug@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Hi all,

Roland kept our secret (barely) <g>. He was bursting at the seams.

We are so excited to introduce our HUGE new GTO mount, which we have nicknamed - El Capitan. How fittting that we introduce it with Yosemite so near to San Jose (well, compared to IL).

Check the information on our website for details and see how it dwarfs teh 1200GTO.
http://www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/3600gto/3600gto.htm

I am preparing some photos that will be posted on our events page this afternoon.......

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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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

tucstargzr
 

--- In ap-gto@..., "nfoldager" <nf@...> wrote:


James,

- The steel pipe extends another 42" above the surface of the
observatory floor. This portion is just the 12" steel tube, and
is
the "pier" on which the mount and OTA will be placed.
Did you fill anything into the tube?

As to attaching the mount to the pier, I will be welding a
flat plate to the top of the steel tube.
Are you sure it is wise to weld it instead of bolt it? There is a
danger that the plate will not be flat afterwards.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
A bowed top plate seems hard to avoid with welding, yet at the same
time realatively easy to remove with a power grinder. Since I'm anal
about this I follow up with a tile tool and Carbo (standard mirror
making tools).

Tom


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

Great points Niels!

As to filling the steel pipe - only the bottom of the pipe had some
concrete go into it from below. However, there isn't much concrete in
the pipe. I purposely chose to not have much concrete put in the pipe
due to (a) desire to have the option to shorten up the pipe as needed,
and (b) a long article on this (I think on Cloudy Nights) where it was
mathematically demonstrated that for a sufficiently strong pipe
(meaning wall strength) what is most important is the pier diameter,
and not whether the pipe is full of concrete... Having said all of
this, if it makes a difference, until late November when the actual
observatory gets built around the pier, it will be easy for me to fill
the pipe with more concrete, so I am open to the idea!!

I had exactly the same worry about the flatness of the plate, and
exchanged some mail had a phone call as well as with Howard at AP
about this. He wasn't very worried about the level nature of the
plate at all - indicating that this is a very overrated concern and
that he was able to get very good polar alignment when purposely
putting the plate way off level in the field... Nonetheless, I have
already discussed this with my contractor and he assures me that the
welder can do a very good job of getting the plate welded quite flat.

So, combining the assurance that being perfectly level is no big deal
with the assurance that we can in fact get quite level, all in all,
not too worried, yet... Now, if I spend the next 2 months trying to
get a good polar alignment for astro-photography... well... :-)

James

--- In ap-gto@..., "nfoldager" <nf@...> wrote:


James,

- The steel pipe extends another 42" above the surface of the
observatory floor. This portion is just the 12" steel tube, and is
the "pier" on which the mount and OTA will be placed.
Did you fill anything into the tube?

As to attaching the mount to the pier, I will be welding a
flat plate to the top of the steel tube.
Are you sure it is wise to weld it instead of bolt it? There is a
danger that the plate will not be flat afterwards.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

N. Foldager
 

James,

- The steel pipe extends another 42" above the surface of the
observatory floor. This portion is just the 12" steel tube, and is
the "pier" on which the mount and OTA will be placed.
Did you fill anything into the tube?

As to attaching the mount to the pier, I will be welding a
flat plate to the top of the steel tube.
Are you sure it is wise to weld it instead of bolt it? There is a
danger that the plate will not be flat afterwards.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

I know - first there was aperture fever, now there is mount capacity
fever...! And it seems that while it used to be that the former drove
the latter, I may be entering a stage in the disease where the latter
drives the former... :-)

Right now I am going to be pushing the upper limit of the 140 pound
AP1200GTO rating with what I will be putting on it. But, someone just
gave me a great idea... a Planewave CDK20 would be an awesome OTA for
the future, and it weighs 140 pounds already with nothing else on it,
so while the 250 pounds capacity of the 3600 is still more than I
need, I can easily exceed the 140 pound capacity of the 1200...

James

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


In a message dated 10/28/2007 2:58:33 PM Central Daylight Time,
J.Zeglinski@... writes:

When your AP3600 eventually arrives, it will of course be taller
than the
AP1200, so it might be more difficult to remove the OTA from it, for
use
with
your (portable) AP1200 in the field.


Yes....but....are you really considering an AP3600?
Do you actually have an OTA suited to the AP3600......like a 20 inch
RC or
bigger?
I've seen it 'in the flesh' a AIC and it is a monster.......and you
could
probably ride on it with your OTA.
Maybe AP or Losmandy will offer a special dovetail seat so one can
ride on
the mount much like a movie dolley.

Kent Kirkley



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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

Thanks Joe for the suggestion - I will use it!

Once mounted, I am not planning on taking off the AP1200GTO until I
get the AP3600GTO... :-)

Yeah, pier height adjustability of my solution is the one area I am
definitely worried about... I can shorten the height a bit simply by
cutting the pipe at the time we weld the flat plate on, so I will be
making some very careful measurements between now and when I do the
final attach of the 1200. I will be able to shorten the pier a bit
more when it comes time to attach the larger AP3600GTO... But, all in
all, not the ideal solution from the perspective of adjustability.
But, it will be solid... :-)

James

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

Hi James,

In all that discussion about pier heights, I suppose you have
considered
that in the end it might be preferable to have the AP1200 saddle at
a final
height, such that you can flip the OTA in, from "no more than" a
shoulder
level. Otherwise, you might be looking at back strain. Of course,
this is
assuming you will take the OTA down for star parties, etc.

When your AP3600 eventually arrives, it will of course be taller
than the
AP1200, so it might be more difficult to remove the OTA from it, for
use with
your (portable) AP1200 in the field.

Don't know how you were thinking about the changes, but one idea
might be
to consider a small (but wide) portable one step platform, that
could be
brought upto the pier when needed, for such tasks. Then again, with the
AP3600, it might end up being a permanent platform, for comfortable
viewing
and reaching attachments.

Plan ahead ...
Joe


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi James,

In all that discussion about pier heights, I suppose you have considered
that in the end it might be preferable to have the AP1200 saddle at a final
height, such that you can flip the OTA in, from "no more than" a shoulder
level. Otherwise, you might be looking at back strain. Of course, this is
assuming you will take the OTA down for star parties, etc.

When your AP3600 eventually arrives, it will of course be taller than the
AP1200, so it might be more difficult to remove the OTA from it, for use with
your (portable) AP1200 in the field.

Don't know how you were thinking about the changes, but one idea might be
to consider a small (but wide) portable one step platform, that could be
brought upto the pier when needed, for such tasks. Then again, with the
AP3600, it might end up being a permanent platform, for comfortable viewing
and reaching attachments.

Plan ahead ...
Joe


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

Rick,

Thanks for asking - I can see that my description is pretty confusing
(it confused me too when I re-read it)...

Just one point of clarification, - the pier is a bit tall because the
floor of the observatory is about 4 feet above the "ground" level.

The pier is a combination steel and concrete pier. The total pier
length (from the bottom of the footer, to where the mount will sit) is
close to 12 feet tall:

- 4'x4'x4' concrete footer sunk in the ground, with a steel tube
embedded in the concrete (the steel is the 12" schedule 40 pipe).
This section also has rebar reinforcement.

- The pier extends another 4 feet above ground level but still below
the surface of the observatory. This portion of the pier is concrete
and steel, 36" round. The 12" steel tube continues up through this
concrete section from the footer below. This section also has rebar
reinforcement.

- The steel pipe extends another 42" above the surface of the
observatory floor. This portion is just the 12" steel tube, and is
the "pier" on which the mount and OTA will be placed.

I should mention that all of the concrete in the pier was a single
concrete pour so there are no concrete joints. The steel pipe took 5
guys to move around, and they had to build a rebar cage just to hold
the steel tube upright in the "footer" as the concrete was being poured.

I hope that this pier is overkill. I did it this way more or less
because the incremental cost of doing it was not so much since we are
in the middle of a major remodel on our house - the equipment was
here, the construction crew was here, and even the pier concrete pour
was done when we were doing the pour for our home foundation.

As to attaching the mount to the pier, I will be welding a flat plate
to the top of the steel tube. The mount will be attached to this flat
plate.

Right now we are getting ready to start on the observatory floor. The
mount will arrive before the floor is ready, but that is OK, since the
actual observatory won't arrive until the end of November, and the new
OTA is also scheduled to arrive then. I am hoping that first light
will be early December, depending on how much effort the dome
construction is, and how long it takes to master polar aligning the
1200...

James

--- In ap-gto@..., "r1300rs" <cardiofuse@...> wrote:

James:

What is the total length of your 12" steel pipe? Was that 7 feet (3
above ground); and your
mount would connect directly to this pipe.

Thanks.

Rick.


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Kent Kirkley
 

In a message dated 10/28/2007 2:58:33 PM Central Daylight Time,
J.Zeglinski@... writes:

When your AP3600 eventually arrives, it will of course be taller than the
AP1200, so it might be more difficult to remove the OTA from it, for use
with
your (portable) AP1200 in the field.


Yes....but....are you really considering an AP3600?
Do you actually have an OTA suited to the AP3600......like a 20 inch RC or
bigger?
I've seen it 'in the flesh' a AIC and it is a monster.......and you could
probably ride on it with your OTA.
Maybe AP or Losmandy will offer a special dovetail seat so one can ride on
the mount much like a movie dolley.

Kent Kirkley



************************************** See what's new at http://www.aol.com


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

r1300rs
 

James:

What is the total length of your 12" steel pipe? Was that 7 feet (3 above ground); and your
mount would connect directly to this pipe.

Thanks.

Rick.


Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

:-) I am confident that the pier will outlast human civilization...!
I am not quite sure what I was thinking...

James

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

Whewww,

Talk about a fighting chance ... with that hefty a pier, what
size of tank
assault were you expecting :-)

Enjoy your "mounts"
Cheers,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:00 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thanks fo the heads up, Joe!

For the 3600, if I have to re-do the pier, it will be worth it!
However, I think that I have a pretty hefty pier now... 4'x4'x4'
concrete footer sunk in the ground, with a 12" Inner Diameter schedule
40 steel pipe sunk 3 feet into the 4' deep footer. But, as they say
in the commercials, that's not all... The concrete extends up another
4' above the ground level (the above ground level is a 36" diameter
circular concrete "pier" around the steel pipe). Then the steel pipe
itself rises above the floor level (with the floor and pier physically
isolated). So, the pier is a combination concrete and steel pier 7
feet tall no less than 36" in diameter, and the footer much bigger
than that, with the steel pipe embedded into this almost all the way
down (I left 1 foot of concrete below the bottom of the pipe)... I
hope that I have a fighting chance... :-)

James


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

Hi James,

Since you haven't gotten delivery of your AP1200 yet, I hope you
haven't
poured the concrete for your 1200 pier. You're going to need a bit
more for
the heftier 3600 pier.

Just in case you forgot about that ...
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:16 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thank you to the great folks at AP - the 3600 is great news!!

I am about to receive my new 1200 in a week or so, and now I am
already on the list for the 3600... :-) I am so happy I will be
receiving the 1200, but hey, it will have a very short tenure in my
observatory, and then it will be my "portable" mount when the 3600
arrives! Considering everything I am mounting on the 1200 I
will be
happy for the capacity of the 3600!!

I am so eager, the photo of the 3600, with its little brother - the
1200 - is now my computer wallpaper!!

James

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

..... It's going to have to be a Redwood ... to accommodate the
3600GTO under
it :-)

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Marchesi" <lmarchesi@>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:27 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


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

Really gorgeous mount, Marj,

I'm glad you released it before any of us has started our
Christmas
shopping.
Next task ... to get approval from S.W.M.B.O. for that under
the tree
surprise. :-)

Joe
Wow, I want to see that tree ...

-- Lou




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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Joe Zeglinski
 

Whewww,

Talk about a fighting chance ... with that hefty a pier, what size of tank
assault were you expecting :-)

Enjoy your "mounts"
Cheers,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:00 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thanks fo the heads up, Joe!

For the 3600, if I have to re-do the pier, it will be worth it!
However, I think that I have a pretty hefty pier now... 4'x4'x4'
concrete footer sunk in the ground, with a 12" Inner Diameter schedule
40 steel pipe sunk 3 feet into the 4' deep footer. But, as they say
in the commercials, that's not all... The concrete extends up another
4' above the ground level (the above ground level is a 36" diameter
circular concrete "pier" around the steel pipe). Then the steel pipe
itself rises above the floor level (with the floor and pier physically
isolated). So, the pier is a combination concrete and steel pier 7
feet tall no less than 36" in diameter, and the footer much bigger
than that, with the steel pipe embedded into this almost all the way
down (I left 1 foot of concrete below the bottom of the pipe)... I
hope that I have a fighting chance... :-)

James


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

Hi James,

Since you haven't gotten delivery of your AP1200 yet, I hope you
haven't
poured the concrete for your 1200 pier. You're going to need a bit
more for
the heftier 3600 pier.

Just in case you forgot about that ...
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:16 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thank you to the great folks at AP - the 3600 is great news!!

I am about to receive my new 1200 in a week or so, and now I am
already on the list for the 3600... :-) I am so happy I will be
receiving the 1200, but hey, it will have a very short tenure in my
observatory, and then it will be my "portable" mount when the 3600
arrives! Considering everything I am mounting on the 1200 I will be
happy for the capacity of the 3600!!

I am so eager, the photo of the 3600, with its little brother - the
1200 - is now my computer wallpaper!!

James

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

..... It's going to have to be a Redwood ... to accommodate the
3600GTO under
it :-)

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Marchesi" <lmarchesi@>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:27 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


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

Really gorgeous mount, Marj,

I'm glad you released it before any of us has started our
Christmas
shopping.
Next task ... to get approval from S.W.M.B.O. for that under
the tree
surprise. :-)

Joe
Wow, I want to see that tree ...

-- Lou




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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

jsmiller58
 

Thanks fo the heads up, Joe!

For the 3600, if I have to re-do the pier, it will be worth it!
However, I think that I have a pretty hefty pier now... 4'x4'x4'
concrete footer sunk in the ground, with a 12" Inner Diameter schedule
40 steel pipe sunk 3 feet into the 4' deep footer. But, as they say
in the commercials, that's not all... The concrete extends up another
4' above the ground level (the above ground level is a 36" diameter
circular concrete "pier" around the steel pipe). Then the steel pipe
itself rises above the floor level (with the floor and pier physically
isolated). So, the pier is a combination concrete and steel pier 7
feet tall no less than 36" in diameter, and the footer much bigger
than that, with the steel pipe embedded into this almost all the way
down (I left 1 foot of concrete below the bottom of the pipe)... I
hope that I have a fighting chance... :-)

James


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

Hi James,

Since you haven't gotten delivery of your AP1200 yet, I hope you
haven't
poured the concrete for your 1200 pier. You're going to need a bit
more for
the heftier 3600 pier.

Just in case you forgot about that ...
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:16 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thank you to the great folks at AP - the 3600 is great news!!

I am about to receive my new 1200 in a week or so, and now I am
already on the list for the 3600... :-) I am so happy I will be
receiving the 1200, but hey, it will have a very short tenure in my
observatory, and then it will be my "portable" mount when the 3600
arrives! Considering everything I am mounting on the 1200 I will be
happy for the capacity of the 3600!!

I am so eager, the photo of the 3600, with its little brother - the
1200 - is now my computer wallpaper!!

James

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

..... It's going to have to be a Redwood ... to accommodate the
3600GTO under
it :-)

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Marchesi" <lmarchesi@>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:27 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


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

Really gorgeous mount, Marj,

I'm glad you released it before any of us has started our
Christmas
shopping.
Next task ... to get approval from S.W.M.B.O. for that under
the tree
surprise. :-)

Joe
Wow, I want to see that tree ...

-- Lou




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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Richard,

I was thinking the same thing about the UPS delivery man :-)

Joe

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


"Looks like it will come in between $19-20K, ..."

Hi Marge,
Does the price include lumbar disk/hernia repair surgery? :)

Richard



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Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi James,

Since you haven't gotten delivery of your AP1200 yet, I hope you haven't
poured the concrete for your 1200 pier. You're going to need a bit more for
the heftier 3600 pier.

Just in case you forgot about that ...
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "jsmiller58" <jsmiller58@...>
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Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:16 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


Thank you to the great folks at AP - the 3600 is great news!!

I am about to receive my new 1200 in a week or so, and now I am
already on the list for the 3600... :-) I am so happy I will be
receiving the 1200, but hey, it will have a very short tenure in my
observatory, and then it will be my "portable" mount when the 3600
arrives! Considering everything I am mounting on the 1200 I will be
happy for the capacity of the 3600!!

I am so eager, the photo of the 3600, with its little brother - the
1200 - is now my computer wallpaper!!

James

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

..... It's going to have to be a Redwood ... to accommodate the
3600GTO under
it :-)

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Marchesi" <lmarchesi@...>
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Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:27 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 3600GTO - El Capitan unveiled at AIC


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

Really gorgeous mount, Marj,

I'm glad you released it before any of us has started our
Christmas
shopping.
Next task ... to get approval from S.W.M.B.O. for that under the tree
surprise. :-)

Joe
Wow, I want to see that tree ...

-- Lou




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