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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

Ron Wodaski <ronw@...>
 

The 600E is a very solid mount, and as you noted the 400 can carry a much
heavier load than you expect. I've done successful astrophotography with
both mounts, and have done so with scopes that were well outside the design
range of both mounts. And gotten swell pictures anyway. <g> I've used 8" and
9" SCTs and Cassegrains on both the 400 and 600 with great results, and
those have been at some very long focal lengths (up to f/33 and 7000mm for
planetary photography, and that was right out there at the edge of what
these fine mounts can do).

I had some problems with my 600 GTO, and it recently came back from AP much
improved. It's now like a tank, and I think Roland has changed the specs on
the 600 mounts so that they are more robust. With the changes, the 600 GTO
is very good photographic platform. I've taken some excellent images with it
lately (http://www.wodaski.com) with my 5" refractor. I recently acquired an
EM-200 mount, and will be doing some side-by-side comparisons between the
two to see how they shape up.

The 600 GTO is extremely portable, which is its main attraction for me. I
bought a large Pelican case into which I can fit all mount components, and I
can transport and set up quickly.

Ron Wodaski

-----Original Message-----
From: John Gleason [mailto:dvj@earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 7:32 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?


Don't rule out the AP goto 600 mount. If you are not too serious about
astrophotography and have the AP155 with the 2.7" focuser, I would suggest
the 600 as a best all around mount for portability and support of the 6".
I have used the entire AP QMD mount product line and was very surprised to
see just how well the 600 supported even the 155 EDF for serious visual
observation. I mounted the AP 400 once to a standard Losmandy Pier and
even went as far to put the 155 EDF on it. Not recommended, but it did
support the telescope for visual work at my great surprise.

If on the otherhand you are obsessed with catching photons on film or
silicon, I wouldn't use anything less then the 900.

Happy choosing!

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://www.celestialimage.com



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From: N. Foldager <nf@dadlnet.dk>
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 8:32 AM

I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Hi Ron,

Do you use the your 600 on the AP wood tripod?

Thanks,
Rich



The 600E is a very solid mount, and as you noted the 400 can carry a much
heavier load than you expect. I've done successful astrophotography with
both mounts, and have done so with scopes that were well outside the design
range of both mounts. And gotten swell pictures anyway. <g> I've used 8"
and
9" SCTs and Cassegrains on both the 400 and 600 with great results, and
those have been at some very long focal lengths (up to f/33 and 7000mm for
planetary photography, and that was right out there at the edge of what
these fine mounts can do).

I had some problems with my 600 GTO, and it recently came back from AP much
improved. It's now like a tank, and I think Roland has changed the specs on
the 600 mounts so that they are more robust. With the changes, the 600 GTO
is very good photographic platform. I've taken some excellent images with
it
lately (http://www.wodaski.com) with my 5" refractor. I recently acquired
an
EM-200 mount, and will be doing some side-by-side comparisons between the
two to see how they shape up.

The 600 GTO is extremely portable, which is its main attraction for me. I
bought a large Pelican case into which I can fit all mount components, and
I
can transport and set up quickly.

Ron Wodaski

-----Original Message-----
From: John Gleason [mailto:dvj@earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 7:32 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?


Don't rule out the AP goto 600 mount. If you are not too serious about
astrophotography and have the AP155 with the 2.7" focuser, I would suggest
the 600 as a best all around mount for portability and support of the 6".
I have used the entire AP QMD mount product line and was very surprised to
see just how well the 600 supported even the 155 EDF for serious visual
observation. I mounted the AP 400 once to a standard Losmandy Pier and
even went as far to put the 155 EDF on it. Not recommended, but it did
support the telescope for visual work at my great surprise.

If on the otherhand you are obsessed with catching photons on film or
silicon, I wouldn't use anything less then the 900.

Happy choosing!

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://www.celestialimage.com



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From: N. Foldager <nf@dadlnet.dk>
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 8:32 AM

I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

John Gleason
 

Don't rule out the AP goto 600 mount. If you are not too serious about
astrophotography and have the AP155 with the 2.7" focuser, I would suggest
the 600 as a best all around mount for portability and support of the 6".
I have used the entire AP QMD mount product line and was very surprised to
see just how well the 600 supported even the 155 EDF for serious visual
observation. I mounted the AP 400 once to a standard Losmandy Pier and
even went as far to put the 155 EDF on it. Not recommended, but it did
support the telescope for visual work at my great surprise.

If on the otherhand you are obsessed with catching photons on film or
silicon, I wouldn't use anything less then the 900.

Happy choosing!

John Gleason, dvj@earthlink.net
http://www.celestialimage.com



----------

From: N. Foldager <nf@dadlnet.dk>
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 8:32 AM

I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Charles and others,

I used to own a regular 900 and now I have a 1200GTO (which, BTW, I love)!
The extra weight of the 1200 has not deterred me from taking it to remote
sites. In fact the 1200's heaviest component definitely weighs less than
the heaviest component of my 18" dob, which I have taken out dozens of
times.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Sinsofsky [mailto:strfire@attglobal.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 10:13 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?


Hello,
Well the 900 is an excellent match fro the 155 EDF with 4 " or standard
focuser. You do not need the 1200 ..it is VERY HEAVY. As to using a
tripod...I have never seen a 900 on a tripod..only the portable piers...I do
not belive you can use a tripod with the 900...and even if there was a way
to do it ...i do not recommend it. The 900 on the 48 portable pier is a
fantastic combo with a 155edf on it. I have one like this for my 155edf/f
(my 180edf is on my 1200) and YES it is a great combo and easy to
transport...TRUST ME the 1200 is VERY HEAVY!

- Charles

p.s. one part alone on the 1200 base is more then the entire head weight of
the 900. I rarly if ever seperate my 900 into two parts...while the 1200 I
do always.

----- Original Message -----
From: N. Foldager <nf@dadlnet.dk>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 11:32 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?


I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Hello,
Well the 900 is an excellent match fro the 155 EDF with 4 " or standard
focuser. You do not need the 1200 ..it is VERY HEAVY. As to using a
tripod...I have never seen a 900 on a tripod..only the portable piers...I do
not belive you can use a tripod with the 900...and even if there was a way
to do it ...i do not recommend it. The 900 on the 48 portable pier is a
fantastic combo with a 155edf on it. I have one like this for my 155edf/f
(my 180edf is on my 1200) and YES it is a great combo and easy to
transport...TRUST ME the 1200 is VERY HEAVY!

- Charles

p.s. one part alone on the 1200 base is more then the entire head weight of
the 900. I rarly if ever seperate my 900 into two parts...while the 1200 I
do always.

----- Original Message -----
From: N. Foldager <nf@dadlnet.dk>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 11:32 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?


I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Re: Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Hi Niels,

I had the same problem. I wasn't ready to build an observatory
so I needed a portable mount. The 900 and 1200 are (were?)
close in price. Both can be used on similar type portable piers.
I went with the 900GTO. I don't do astrophotography. The 155EDFS
is very stable on the 900GTO and 48" pier.

On their respective portable piers I'm not sure how much more
stable the 1200 is vs the 900. I am guessing that on the difference
may not be as much as if both mounts were on rock solid, permanent
piers.

The two parts of the 1200 are quite a bit more heavy than those
of the 900. If you feel like the weight isn't a problem then it would
seem like the 1200 would give more bang for buck.

My thinking was, I'll enjoy using the 900 and by the time I feel like
building an little observatory I'll get a 1200. At that point I will make
up my mind to either keep or sell the 900.

Rich

I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Should I select 900GTO or 1200GTO?

N. Foldager
 

I would like someday to purchase an AP 155 Starfire, but for
economical reasons I have to start with the mount, and wait with the
scope. (In the meantime, I will use a good, homebuilt 4" doublet).

But should I select a 900GTO or a GTO-1200 mount?

One big problem is that I am several thousands kilometers away from
the showrooms; so I need your help.

If I had a permanent observation site, I would undoubtly select the
GTO-1200. However, as for now, I do not have a permanent site. I hope
to get one within some years. Until then, I will have to transport
the equipment in my (compact) car every time.

Paul Gustafson has a 900GTO and kindly gave me some clues to this
problem. I would like, however, to supplement with the opinions from
other users; in particular 1200GTO owners who have to transport their
mount by car to the observation site.

Would you think that the 1200GTO is too big and heavy for me in the
situation described above?

If I purchase a 900GTO, will I regret that I did not select the
1200GTO the day where I have a permanent site and maybe want to add
another scope or more equipment?

Also, I understand that the 1200GTO needs a pier where the 900GTO can
do with a tripod. Right? That means that I have to include the weight
and volume drawbacks of a pier versus a tripod when I consider
portability of these two mounts.

I very much appreciate any comments on this.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager
Copenhagen
Denmark


Re: mounting two OTA on AP1200

Brian <brian@...>
 

Hello,
I had a Tak225 and an AP155 side by side on a 1200. Worked fine, just get
enough counterweights.
I can send you a jpeg, I think there is enough space.
Best Regards
Brian

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 3:31 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] mounting two OTA on AP1200


Anyone with experience in mounting a 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain and a
5 inch refractor on the AP 1200 mount? Will the Losmandy DSBS
side-by-side mounting plate be rugged enough? Other solutions?

Thanks for a comment,

John Kruis

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mounting two OTA on AP1200

John Kruis <J.A.Kruis@...>
 

Anyone with experience in mounting a 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain and a
5 inch refractor on the AP 1200 mount? Will the Losmandy DSBS
side-by-side mounting plate be rugged enough? Other solutions?

Thanks for a comment,

John Kruis


Re: Another New Guy

Mark Jenkins <markj@...>
 

on 3/14/2000 10:02, Charles Sinsofsky at strfire@attglobal.net wrote:

Yes completely avaialble. Contact A/P for the protocol. If you have any
problems please let me know. You can call a/p at 815-282-1513 ...and ask for
the mount protocol outline. it is a upgrade of the meade protocol..like I
stated earlier any program that can send the meade lx200 protocol can
control the a/p mount. Though we also increased the abilities of the
protocol to support a better resolution.
Thanks Charles,

I will contact AP.

Mark


Re: Another New Guy

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Yes completely avaialble. Contact A/P for the protocol. If you have any
problems please let me know. You can call a/p at 815-282-1513 ...and ask for
the mount protocol outline. it is a upgrade of the meade protocol..like I
stated earlier any program that can send the meade lx200 protocol can
control the a/p mount. Though we also increased the abilities of the
protocol to support a better resolution.

- Charles Sinsofsky
Author: DigitalSky Voice, and the A/P Goto System.
www.digitalskyvoice.com
email: strfire@attglobal.net

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To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 10:40 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Another New Guy


on 3/13/2000 12:32, Charles Sinsofsky at strfire@attglobal.net wrote:

Mark,
the protocol for the A/P mounts is a super set of the Meade protocol. It
is not exactly like the meade protcol, but has some simular abilities.
Though any program ie: astronomy program that uses the meade protcol can
and
will control the A/P mounts only not to the its full abilities with
regards
to accuracy.
Charles,

Is the protocol published for software developers? I would like for my
software to control the AP with the highest level of accuracy possible.

Thanks.

Mark



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Re: Another New Guy

Mark Jenkins <markj@...>
 

on 3/13/2000 12:32, Charles Sinsofsky at strfire@attglobal.net wrote:

Mark,
the protocol for the A/P mounts is a super set of the Meade protocol. It
is not exactly like the meade protcol, but has some simular abilities.
Though any program ie: astronomy program that uses the meade protcol can and
will control the A/P mounts only not to the its full abilities with regards
to accuracy.
Charles,

Is the protocol published for software developers? I would like for my
software to control the AP with the highest level of accuracy possible.

Thanks.

Mark


Re: NEW DSV 2.02.19 with Two-Way Link Bridges

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Hello,
I will be adding in the two way link bridges for starry night pro, and
skymap ..later perhaps about 1 to 2 weeks ..later.

- Charles

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From: Douglas W. Forehand <Doug.Forehand@Eng.Sun.COM>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 2:00 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: NEW DSV 2.02.19 with Two-Way Link Bridges




From: "Charles Sinsofsky" <strfire@attglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:35:34 -0500

For anyone right now using the SkySoftware with their mount the two-way
link bridge for DSV will permit a higher resolution to be used when
requesting objects from the Sky to your mount.
Cool.

Does this only work with The Sky ?
How about Starry Night Pro ?

Thanks
-Doug

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Re: NEW DSV 2.02.19 with Two-Way Link Bridges

Douglas W. Forehand <Doug.Forehand@...>
 


From: "Charles Sinsofsky" <strfire@attglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:35:34 -0500

For anyone right now using the SkySoftware with their mount the two-way
link bridge for DSV will permit a higher resolution to be used when
requesting objects from the Sky to your mount.
Cool.

Does this only work with The Sky ?
How about Starry Night Pro ?

Thanks
-Doug

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NEW DSV 2.02.19 with Two-Way Link Bridges

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Hello all,
  this is a little heads up for all you DSV users out there. I will be placing online VERY soon the 2.02.19 ..release. Its major new feature will be a two-way link bridge for the SkySoftware. So what this means simply, press anywhere on the sky window and the data will automatically pass to DSV and then to your mount.
 
  For anyone right now using the SkySoftware with their mount the two-way link bridge for DSV will permit a higher resolution to be used when requesting objects from the Sky to your mount.
 
 This new release should be online sometime next week.
 
 - Charles Sinsofsky
   Author: DigitalSky Voice
   email: strfire@...
 
p.s. a new 3.00.07 BETA will also be online sometime later next week.
 


Re: Another New Guy

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Mark,
the protocol for the A/P mounts is a super set of the Meade protocol. It
is not exactly like the meade protcol, but has some simular abilities.
Though any program ie: astronomy program that uses the meade protcol can and
will control the A/P mounts only not to the its full abilities with regards
to accuracy.

- Charles Sinsofsky

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From: Mark Jenkins <markj@pcsincnet.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 10:49 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Another New Guy


on 3/12/2000 23:57, RCK at rkuberek@ix.netcom.com wrote:

Congratulations, Mark! This July? heheh
Yes Bob, This July! :-)

I can't wait!



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Re: New Guy

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

There is no need to do that, the Goto system is infinatly more accurate then
any DSC could be. and besides adding them would be very costly for the 900
goto and provide no real extra functionality.

- Charles Sinsofsky

----- Original Message -----
From: Louis A. Mamakos <louie@TransSys.COM>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 10:18 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: New Guy



Hi, I'm yet another new guy.

I'm getting close to ordering a 900GTO mount (or at least getting the
waiting list to order, sigh). I had a question after I looked at the
price list (gasp!) on the A-P web site.

Given the Go-To capability of the mount, is there any point in adding
DSC encoders on the mount? I would think that they would only be
useful if you decided you wanted to move the mount by hand, rather
than using the drive motors to do so. I also get the impression that
using the GOTO capability is likely more precise than the resolution
of the DSC encoders that you'd install.

louie



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Re: Another New Guy

Mark Jenkins <markj@...>
 

on 3/12/2000 23:57, RCK at rkuberek@ix.netcom.com wrote:

Congratulations, Mark! This July? heheh
Yes Bob, This July! :-)

I can't wait!


Re: Another New Guy

RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

"Rich N." wrote:

Mark Jenkins wrote:

Hi all,

I just put my 50% deposit on a 400GTO! :-)

Estimated delivery is July. That's OK as I have no scope appropriate for
Congratulations, Mark! This July? heheh

Bob K.
Bob, why the "hehehe"?
Just excited for Mark. I have a 600 and really like it.

Bob K.


Re: Another New Guy

BKuperinsk@...
 

Hello All,
Happiness is getting your UPS tracking numbers for you 900 Goto I got mine
last Thursday.
Clear Skies to all,
Bob Kuperinsky