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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.
Quote:So, does this mean we should see some good used AP1200's on the market in the near future?
Len WO Zenithstar 66 Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4) Meade 2045 Meade ETX125PE A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount AP1200 GTO-CP3 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.
FS-60Q/FC-76DC/TSA 120 /Starstructure 14.5" f/4.42 with Terry Ostahowski's All Quartz Optics
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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...
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
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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.