Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
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Quote:Well, if you waited for a new AP 1200 its too late. They are discountined, but a new 1600GTO with zero-error encoders is replacing it. Called the "Sweet 16" it will debute at NEAF and the imaging conference. Announced on ap-ug with pics and specs.
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Quote:I agree with Alph. I hope they called all the people on the 1200 waiting list and personally informed them.
... and still the best wife I could wish for!
Quote:So, does this mean we should see some good used AP1200's on the market in the near future?
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA AP1200 GTO-CP3
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:A-P lost their minds. Completely out of touch with main street.
Quote: But then again, I am sure AP did their homework and seen that the AP900 will suffice most amateurs with 12 and 14" SCT's.
TSA 120 / Starstructure 14.5" f/4.42 with Terry Ostahowski's All Quartz Optics
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
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http://www.faintfuzzy.net Stuff C14, C8, Orion XX14i, Meade 8" ACF, AT6RC, AT102ED, Orion ED80, PST, AP1600GTO, CGE, CG5, ST10-XME/CFW8, QHY8PRO, Optec TCF-s, Microtouch Focuser, Pyxis LE, Hyperstar for C8.
Quote:New polar scope, that's what caught my eye. Do you have confirmation they will update it for other other mounts? Every time I go from my EM200 to AP900, I get more than a wee bit frustrated...
-Saad Paramount MX Starlight Xpress Lodestar Hutech OAG5 Losmandy G11 SBIG ST8300M. Tak FSQ-85EDX ATRC8 w/Moonlite My Astrophotography Gallery
Quote:There are still AP900s available right now, so I may just step down to one of them. I may also even step down to the Mach1, since it will handle any of my current scopes, except the C14. The Mach1 would be ideal for my portable usage, and I would upgrade some day when I set up an observatory.
Quote:Quote:There are still AP900s available right now, so I may just step down to one of them. I may also even step down to the Mach1, since it will handle any of my current scopes, except the C14. The Mach1 would be ideal for my portable usage, and I would upgrade some day when I set up an observatory. A Mach 1 will handle a C14 for visual a lot better than a G11 – especially with a Losmandy G11 or Rob Miller tripod.I’m sure the Mach 1 and 900 mounts were cannibalizing 1200 sales. I would actually like to see AP develop a killer 25lb imaging/35lb load capacity mount that is as portable as say a CG5 or Losmandy GM8 with all the attributes of their other mounts – and with a target price of 3.5 – 5k. Lots of amateurs are getting older and downsizing but wanting to retain AP quality and precision. I just bet a mount in that range would be their biggest seller in the coming years.Bob
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.