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Just how good is an AP 1200 GTO

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#51 Alph

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:36 PM

Is there a reason we're discussing Gemini?



I actually replied to this question.

Is it true that you have to accurately polar align every time the mount is moved in order for the goto and tracking to work properly?


The answer is: It is true for the AP-GTO/AP1200 but It is not true for the Gemini/G11. Hope this helps.
 

#52 Chris Curran

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:41 PM

LOL.. OK. You've convinced me. I made a huge mistake buying all these AP mounts. I should have bought a G11/Gemini. Now will you go away? :D
 

#53 Jaxdialation

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:56 PM

I feel the same way. Its too bad this thread has become a bit of a:

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#54 SteveC

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

I forgot that I had post in here, sorry for the lack of follow up.

The only reason why I asked about the polar alignment is that I observed someone using this mount and all night long he was making adjustments to find objects after using goto. He said that the scope was "roughly polar aligned" and the mount had no 2-3 star realignment features.

I found this quite annoying since I might not be able to always get an accurate polar alignment in the home I'll be living in in a few years. I'll be rolling the mount out of a garage like I do now and currently I've only had to do a very rough polar aligment and 2-3 star alignment to be up and running without a lot of fuss. I didn't mean to get this into a Gemini vs. AP discussion, since there are other options available and I don't know what I'll buy in 3-4 years
 

#55 Charlie Hein

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

Okay, this one seems to have run its course...
 


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