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#1 crow

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

Anyone think AP might have a go at producing a high quality version of these convertible mounts?

At a more consumer level Celestron have been eerily quiet recently too, makes me wonder what they have in store.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

I think it was said that making a mount smaller than the Mach1 to the required tolerances would be as expensive (or more expensive) than making the Mach1.

Is there a market for a $7000 Alt-Az mount?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Anyone think AP might have a go at producing a high quality version of these convertible mounts?
At a more consumer level Celestron have been eerily quiet recently too, makes me wonder what they have in store.


Well, since Celestron is owned lock, stock & barrel by Synta, why would Synta need to make another one under a different badge? :shrug:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

So Synta owns Celestron, Skywatcher, Orion....anyone else?
Interesting I didn't know that.

I'd say there is a market for an AP engineered one, but I base that on the success track the star are having with their ALTAZ and its not convertible.
Depends on its implementation of course but I think AP would do something pretty special.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Anyone think AP might have a go at producing a high quality version of these convertible mounts?

I think you should post in the AP Yahoo group and suggest that to Roland :)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

I fully expect to see an Alt/Az CGEM if the Alt/Az Atlas is successful.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well, since Celestron is owned lock, stock & barrel by Synta, why would Synta need to make another one under a different badge? :shrug:


If that were the case, then there would be no CGEM mount. Why do car manufacturers feel the need to make the same car with different brand badges on them? :shrug:






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