Expand the group?


Bobby Middleton <bobm@...>
 

Derek, I don't have an AP scope, only the 1200 mount. But I would be glad
to
have posts about AP equipment......I would like to know all I could about
their
stuff; especially the refractors.
Bobby Middleton
http://www.koyote.com/users/bobm/astro1.htm




I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.


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Derek Wong <dawong@...>
 

Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Derek;
I too have noted that some in the group have other than AP scopes and some
have both refractors and SCT's. However, the AP GTO systems are evolving all
the time. We still have to see what the new program for the keypad will
bring and the chip for the computer so that we can download from the AP web
site.
I think there is enough to talk about just with the AP mounts,however, it
would be of interest to see how the mount is employed when using different
scopes and what mountings are required, what alignment problems may occur,is
tracking effected depending on the scope used etc.
In other words...in short...expand if you wish...it could be fun.
Howard Lazarus

Derek Wong wrote:

Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

I have no objections to expanding the group, as long as you keep Rich
Anderson out. ;-)

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Wong [mailto:dawong@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 12:23 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Expand the group?


Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Mark B. Wilson <Markw@...>
 

I like it small - I get so much e-mail already. Neverthless, I'll go with
the majority.

At 09:22 AM 06/28/1999 -0700, you wrote:
Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Derek Wong <dawong@...>
 

First, I would like to welcome all of our new members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

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Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

Derek,

I support the idea of two groups. The current GTO group can stay fairly
small and specialized, while the general AP group can cover a wide range of
AP-related topics. I would hate to see the GTO group become a MAPUG and lose
its focus.

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Wong [mailto:dawong@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 3:09 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Expand the group?


First, I would like to welcome all of our new members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Extra note, A/P and myself are building a substantial list of A/P mount
owners who of course regisitered DSV with us. We should somehow get them
notifed of the listserve for the a/p mount and dsv...it definatly would be
an asset here.

- Charles Sinsofsky

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Gustafson <drgus@erols.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 4:42 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Expand the group?


Derek,

I support the idea of two groups. The current GTO group can stay fairly
small and specialized, while the general AP group can cover a wide range
of
AP-related topics. I would hate to see the GTO group become a MAPUG and
lose
its focus.

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Wong [mailto:dawong@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 3:09 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Expand the group?


First, I would like to welcome all of our new members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Sounds like a reasonable plan. Sign me up! Do we need an archivest?
If so, I'll volunteer.

Bob Kuberek


Derek Wong wrote:

First, I would like to welcome all of our new members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Derek,

I like the idea of a separate AP list as well. I would
like to be added to that mailing list when it comes about.

Thanks,

-Ray Gralak

First, I would like to welcome all of our new
members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP
e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this
would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups
or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to
hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a
G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of
course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Hi Derek,

A separate list is a good idea.

I would be happy to get on the second list too.

Thanks,
Rich

-----

Hi Derek,

I like the idea of a separate AP list as well. I would
like to be added to that mailing list when it comes about.

Thanks,

-Ray Gralak

First, I would like to welcome all of our new
members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP
e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this
would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups
or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to
hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a
G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of
course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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Jim Fakatselis <jfakatse@...>
 

Just another vote of confidence for a separate AP group. Derek, I'd be glad
to help you manage this list also, let's set it up on egroup ASAP.
Jim Fakatselis

"Rich N." wrote:

Hi Derek,

A separate list is a good idea.

I would be happy to get on the second list too.

Thanks,
Rich

-----

Hi Derek,

I like the idea of a separate AP list as well. I would
like to be added to that mailing list when it comes about.

Thanks,

-Ray Gralak

First, I would like to welcome all of our new
members--sorry, but I
haven't had time to send you individual e-mails.

There has been substantial interest in a general AP
e-group, analogous
to MAPUG.

As an interim solution, I think we should do the following:

Make an additional AP e-group (call it ap for now).

Invite everyone on this ap-gto list to subscribe--this
would be easy.
You do NOT need to accept the invitation.

We can then see if it is worth it to continue two groups
or merge them.

For now, I see a need for two groups:

Someone with a Meade SCT on a 900 GTO does not need to
hear about other
AP products. Conversely, someone with an AP 130 EDF on a
G-11 mount may
not need to hear the latest about DigitalSkyVoice. Of
course, many will
want to join both lists. Then we can see how things go...

Thanks for listening to my blatherings, and comments are welcome.

Derek

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