Cases for 1200GTO Head


Mark D'Ambrosio <markdambrosio@...>
 

Have any of you folks who have a 1200 mount found suitable cases for
the 1200 head.
I don't really require ATA quality cases, and would prefer to stay away
from an ATA type case's weight.and cost.
Something like a Pelican type case woull be ideal, but I don't know if
they make a case large enough to carry each of the 1200's 2 halfs. Mark


Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

No. I'm still looking for cases to hold my 900. I've
given up on finding a case to hold the 900 in one piece.
Any suggestions would be much apprecitated.

Rich

Have any of you folks who have a 1200 mount found suitable cases for
the 1200 head.
I don't really require ATA quality cases, and would prefer to stay away
from an ATA type case's weight.and cost.
Something like a Pelican type case woull be ideal, but I don't know if
they make a case large enough to carry each of the 1200's 2 halfs. Mark


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John Gleason
 

Mark,

Tenba makes some very nice cases for the transport of computer monitors.
These might work for parts of the 1200. I know that one will hold the 900
mount as one piece quite nicely. We used it to transport the 900 to
Australia two years ago. I think you can find a complete listing at the
B&H Photo web page.

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



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From: Mark D'Ambrosio <markdambrosio@webtv.net>
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Cases for 1200GTO Head
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 5:11 PM

Have any of you folks who have a 1200 mount found suitable cases for
the 1200 head.
I don't really require ATA quality cases, and would prefer to stay away
from an ATA type case's weight.and cost.
Something like a Pelican type case woull be ideal, but I don't know if
they make a case large enough to carry each of the 1200's 2 halfs. Mark


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Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Thanks John.

Rich

Mark,

Tenba makes some very nice cases for the transport of computer monitors.
These might work for parts of the 1200. I know that one will hold the 900
mount as one piece quite nicely. We used it to transport the 900 to
Australia two years ago. I think you can find a complete listing at the
B&H Photo web page.

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



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From: Mark D'Ambrosio <markdambrosio@webtv.net>
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Cases for 1200GTO Head
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 5:11 PM

Have any of you folks who have a 1200 mount found suitable cases for
the 1200 head.
I don't really require ATA quality cases, and would prefer to stay away
from an ATA type case's weight.and cost.
Something like a Pelican type case woull be ideal, but I don't know if
they make a case large enough to carry each of the 1200's 2 halfs. Mark


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Mark D'Ambrosio <markdambrosio@...>
 

"rich n." <rnap-@znet.com> wrote:
original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/ap-gto/?start=381
Thanks John.

Rich



Mark,

Tenba makes some very nice cases for the transport of computer
monitors.
These might work for parts of the 1200. I know that one will hold
the 900
mount as one piece quite nicely. We used it to transport the 900 to
Australia two years ago. I think you can find a complete listing
at the
B&H Photo web page.

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



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From: Mark D'Ambrosio <markdambrosio@webtv.net>
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Cases for 1200GTO Head
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 5:11 PM

Have any of you folks who have a 1200 mount found suitable cases
for
the 1200 head.
I don't really require ATA quality cases, and would prefer to stay
away
from an ATA type case's weight.and cost.
Something like a Pelican type case woull be ideal, but I don't
know if
they make a case large enough to carry each of the 1200's 2 halfs.
Mark


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Thanks John, I'll look into this. Personally seeing, and helping
break down a 1200GTO (Roland's), I find the 1200's two pieces
relatively compact, and not really that heavy. A heavy duty ATA flight
case may add a considerable amount of carrying weight though. I think
something like a lighter Poly-plastic Tenba, Pelican,or SKB would be
ideal, and provide sufficient protection for transporting to dark-sky
sites. Mark


RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Mark D'Ambrosio wrote:

"rich n." <rnap-@znet.com> wrote:
original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/ap-gto/?start=381
Thanks John.

Rich



Mark,

Tenba makes some very nice cases for the transport of computer
monitors.
A friend of mine had cases for the 1200 made by Master Cases in Pacoima. Turned
out great and very sturdy. This company makes cases for film equipment.

Bob K.


John Gleason
 

I agree Mark. In fact, I don't use cases for transporting my 1200 mount.
It would add too much weight. I simply use a heavy blanket wrapped around
each axis and carefully secure in my vehicle. The pier slips nicely into a
sleeping bag and I store the pier legs, counterweight bar, and
counterweights inside the pier. All lay flat in the back of my 4Runner
SUV. Tenba makes a PAD bag that works quite well for either the 7" or 6"
OTA's . The 1200 takes quite a bit more effort to set up in my opinion.
Everything is just bigger, including the 24" tube holder that is used for
the 7". Add guidescopes, eyepieces, accessories, cameras, ST4, food, ice
chest, extra clothing and you are packed solid. Guess I should be looking
at that new Ford Exterminator vehicle. NOT! This stuff needs to get into
a permanent observatory! ;-)


jg

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

Thanks John, I'll look into this. Personally seeing, and helping
break down a 1200GTO (Roland's), I find the 1200's two pieces
relatively compact, and not really that heavy. A heavy duty ATA flight
case may add a considerable amount of carrying weight though. I think
something like a lighter Poly-plastic Tenba, Pelican,or SKB would be
ideal, and provide sufficient protection for transporting to dark-sky
sites. Mark


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