First real outing with the 900


dannysperry
 

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/


dannysperry
 

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californiastars.net/gallery/m042_5dm2_fsq.html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californiastars.net/images/other/equip_ap900_fsq_sv80s_01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "dannysperry" <danny@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/


Roland Christen
 

In a message dated 11/27/2009 7:04:00 PM Central Standard Time,
danny@californiastars.net writes:


Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my
new mount:

http://www.californiastars.net/gallery/m042_5dm2_fsq.html
There's a lot of cool stuff in your image.

Rolando


Don Anderson
 

Great shot Danny! Very nice for first time out. Nice compact set up. I noticed you have the Dec drive motor cable on the East side of the mount as opposed to the west side as is standard. Any reason for this?
Cheers
Don

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "dannysperry" <danny@...> wrote:

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californiastars.net/gallery/m042_5dm2_fsq.html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californiastars.net/images/other/equip_ap900_fsq_sv80s_01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/



--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/


dannysperry
 

Hi Don,

Thx. I figured I'd run it on that side so I can run most of the other cables (serial, hand controller, power) on the west side. It gives me a side where no cables will be moving so less chance of tangles. It didn't seem like there was any reason it needed to go on the other side so I went for it. :-)

Best,
Danny

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

Great shot Danny! Very nice for first time out. Nice compact set up. I noticed you have the Dec drive motor cable on the East side of the mount as opposed to the west side as is standard. Any reason for this?
Cheers
Don

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californiastars.net/gallery/m042_5dm2_fsq.html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californiastars.net/images/other/equip_ap900_fsq_sv80s_01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/



--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californiastars.net/


Don Anderson
 

That's what I thought. I have never tried it but don't see any problem running it on either side. Where the picture of the mount/scope set up was taken, was that a campground? Nice to have power so close by.
Cheers
Don




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From: dannysperry <danny@californiastars.net>
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, November 28, 2009 10:28:39 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: First real outing with the 900


Hi Don,

Thx. I figured I'd run it on that side so I can run most of the other cables (serial, hand controller, power) on the west side. It gives me a side where no cables will be moving so less chance of tangles. It didn't seem like there was any reason it needed to go on the other side so I went for it. :-)

Best,
Danny


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

Great shot Danny! Very nice for first time out. Nice compact set up. I noticed you have the Dec drive motor cable on the East side of the mount as opposed to the west side as is standard. Any reason for this?
Cheers
Don

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californ iastars.net/ gallery/m042_ 5dm2_fsq. html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californ iastars.net/ images/other/ equip_ap900_ fsq_sv80s_ 01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/



--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/




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dannysperry
 

Hi Don,

That was at the annual Nightfall event here in southern California. It's held at a resort/RV campground in Borrego Springs. The resort swaps out all their lights with red lights and we pretty much have the place to ourselves for that one weekend every year. It's a neat event.

Here's some more info:
http://rtmcastronomyexpo.org/nightfall.htm

Best,
Danny

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Don Anderson <jockey_ca@...> wrote:

That's what I thought. I have never tried it but don't see any problem running it on either side. Where the picture of the mount/scope set up was taken, was that a campground? Nice to have power so close by.
Cheers
Don




________________________________
From: dannysperry <danny@...>
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, November 28, 2009 10:28:39 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: First real outing with the 900


Hi Don,

Thx. I figured I'd run it on that side so I can run most of the other cables (serial, hand controller, power) on the west side. It gives me a side where no cables will be moving so less chance of tangles. It didn't seem like there was any reason it needed to go on the other side so I went for it. :-)

Best,
Danny


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

Great shot Danny! Very nice for first time out. Nice compact set up. I noticed you have the Dec drive motor cable on the East side of the mount as opposed to the west side as is standard. Any reason for this?
Cheers
Don

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californ iastars.net/ gallery/m042_ 5dm2_fsq. html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californ iastars.net/ images/other/ equip_ap900_ fsq_sv80s_ 01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/



--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/




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Don Anderson
 

Cool!
Don




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From: dannysperry <danny@californiastars.net>
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 10:19:58 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: First real outing with the 900


Hi Don,

That was at the annual Nightfall event here in southern California. It's held at a resort/RV campground in Borrego Springs. The resort swaps out all their lights with red lights and we pretty much have the place to ourselves for that one weekend every year. It's a neat event.

Here's some more info:
http://rtmcastronom yexpo.org/ nightfall. htm

Best,
Danny

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, Don Anderson <jockey_ca@. ..> wrote:

That's what I thought. I have never tried it but don't see any problem running it on either side. Where the picture of the mount/scope set up was taken, was that a campground? Nice to have power so close by.
Cheers
Don




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From: dannysperry <danny@...>
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sat, November 28, 2009 10:28:39 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: First real outing with the 900


Hi Don,

Thx. I figured I'd run it on that side so I can run most of the other cables (serial, hand controller, power) on the west side. It gives me a side where no cables will be moving so less chance of tangles. It didn't seem like there was any reason it needed to go on the other side so I went for it. :-)

Best,
Danny


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

Great shot Danny! Very nice for first time out. Nice compact set up. I noticed you have the Dec drive motor cable on the East side of the mount as opposed to the west side as is standard. Any reason for this?
Cheers
Don

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Here's one of the images I was able to get during my first outing with my new mount:

http://www.californ iastars.net/ gallery/m042_ 5dm2_fsq. html

And here's the mount in all its glory:

(watch out for line wrap)
http://www.californ iastars.net/ images/other/ equip_ap900_ fsq_sv80s_ 01.jpg

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/



--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. com, "dannysperry" <danny@> wrote:

Hi all,

I was finally able to use my new mount out under some dark skies for 2 nights in a row. I had mounted on it my FSQ-106ED with a Canon 5D Mark II attached and a Stellarvue SV80S piggybacked on top with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider attached. I decided to shoot M42 the first night and IC2118 the second night. On both nights, I started with the mount WAY past the meridian so I wouldn't have to flip it later. The mount performed beautifully both nights. No glitches, problems, noises, or anything like that. I'll post some images once I've had a chance to go through them.

I just wanted to say thanks to Rolando, Marj, Alice, and everyone at AP. A great mount with great service.

Best,
Danny
http://www.californ iastars.net/




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