600 GTO Instrument Capacity


paul_schroeder@...
 

Hi all -

I have a 600 GTO with the wooden tripod on order with AP (not due until spring,
unfortunately). Initially I will use my Traveler on this (I know the 600 is
overkill), but I plan to eventually acquire an SCT -- of course I might just
succumb and buy one ahead of the 600's arrival.

I do have a quick question for the group. What have you experienced in the way
of SCT capacity for the 600 GTO, particularly when doing any kind of imaging? I
am assuming that an 8" will be fine; will the 600 work with the Celestron 9
1/2"? Is a larger SCT out of the question?

Also, for visual work how large an SCT would be workable?

Thanks for any input and best regards,

Paul Schroeder


RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Paul_Schroeder@datacard.com wrote:

Hi all -

I have a 600 GTO with the wooden tripod on order with AP (not due until spring,
unfortunately). Initially I will use my Traveler on this (I know the 600 is
overkill), but I plan to eventually acquire an SCT -- of course I might just
succumb and buy one ahead of the 600's arrival.

I do have a quick question for the group. What have you experienced in the way
of SCT capacity for the 600 GTO, particularly when doing any kind of imaging? I
Hi,

I currently image with a C11 on an AP600 mount. It is workable with three counter-
weights and a dovetail plate, but I've ordered an AP900 for greater stability. A big

reason for this is that I use a fairly heavy camera (ST7) and a very heavy flip
mirror
(Van Slyke Slider).

For visualy, I think it's great, but I do recommend getting three counterweights.

Bob Kuberek


RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

John Mensick wrote:


Hi Paul,

Put your 600 on one of A-P's portable piers, and you'll greatly increase
it's load capacity concerning small tremors - as with photography. It's not
so much that it can hold more weight with the pier, it's that the vibration
is significantly diminished, as well as an increase in wind resistance.
People have put a C9.25 on a 400 mount on a pier succesfully for
photographic purposes - a C11 on a 600/pier should be fine, and more
portable than a 900.
Just to clarify my earlier response, the C11 works fine on the AP600. However,
it doesn't quite balance in DEC with all my imaging stuff hanging off the back.
The
pier is a great idea, though.

Bob Kuberek


John Mensick <steadyeye@...>
 

I have a 600 GTO with the wooden tripod on order with AP (not due until
spring,
unfortunately). Initially I will use my Traveler on this (I know the 600 is
overkill), but I plan to eventually acquire an SCT -- of course I might just
succumb and buy one ahead of the 600's arrival.

I do have a quick question for the group. What have you experienced in
the way
of SCT capacity for the 600 GTO, particularly when doing any kind of
imaging? I
am assuming that an 8" will be fine; will the 600 work with the Celestron 9
1/2"? Is a larger SCT out of the question?

Also, for visual work how large an SCT would be workable?

Thanks for any input and best regards,

Paul Schroeder


Hi Paul,

Put your 600 on one of A-P's portable piers, and you'll greatly increase
it's load capacity concerning small tremors - as with photography. It's not
so much that it can hold more weight with the pier, it's that the vibration
is significantly diminished, as well as an increase in wind resistance.
People have put a C9.25 on a 400 mount on a pier succesfully for
photographic purposes - a C11 on a 600/pier should be fine, and more
portable than a 900.

Clear Skies,

John


howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Paul;

Ofcourse not always possible, I have a astro pier which does make a big difference.
Using a AP 600 mount I have the AP 130mm and also the Meade 10". I use the special
dovetail plate supplied by AP and the sliding plate supplied by Losmandy all of
which you can get directly from AP.
The wood tripod will not give you the results you may seek in the future and would
consider AP 6" 48" pier...easy to setup but not as pretty as the wood tripod...or if
you have a spot that you can use frequently nothing would beat the permanent astro
pier.
LASTLY, AP SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING..CALL MARJ OR CHRISTINE, TELL THEM YOUR PLAN AND
THEY WILL GUIDE YOU. IF THEY FEEL THE AP 600 WILL NOT HANDLE YOUR NEEDS YOU CAN BE
ASSURED THE HONEST AND CORRECT ANSWERS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO YOU.
Have fun and hope you get you setup shortly...it only took 8 months for me to get my
600.
Howard Lazarus

Paul_Schroeder@datacard.com wrote:

Hi all -

I have a 600 GTO with the wooden tripod on order with AP (not due until spring,
unfortunately). Initially I will use my Traveler on this (I know the 600 is
overkill), but I plan to eventually acquire an SCT -- of course I might just
succumb and buy one ahead of the 600's arrival.

I do have a quick question for the group. What have you experienced in the way
of SCT capacity for the 600 GTO, particularly when doing any kind of imaging? I
am assuming that an 8" will be fine; will the 600 work with the Celestron 9
1/2"? Is a larger SCT out of the question?

Also, for visual work how large an SCT would be workable?

Thanks for any input and best regards,

Paul Schroeder

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Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Or, attach the 600 mount ring to a Losmady semi-pier and tripod
for the G11.

Rich

Hi Paul,

Put your 600 on one of A-P's portable piers, and you'll greatly increase
it's load capacity concerning small tremors - as with photography. It's not
so much that it can hold more weight with the pier, it's that the vibration
is significantly diminished, as well as an increase in wind resistance.
People have put a C9.25 on a 400 mount on a pier succesfully for
photographic purposes - a C11 on a 600/pier should be fine, and more
portable than a 900.

Clear Skies,

John





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