MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
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!~
Quote:AP has just announced notification for the next production run of the AP 130EDFGT, which are said to be close to completion. This does not happen often.Note, you cannot buy these off the shelf. You have to wait many years and only after being notified by AP can you purchase one.
Quote:Anybody hear form AP? I love the form factor of this scope when separated. Seems to be once of the best travel scopes on the market.
A-P 130GT 8" EDGE HD AVX AP Wood Tripod
Quote:I'd been on the list since the late 90s but had to decline when my number came up 5 years ago, for financial reasons. Things are better now and I just called A-P hoping to get another chance this round....but no dice. When you decline you have to start again from the bottom of the list.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:Alright Tim!You are the first person that I know of to get a notification.You will have to post some pictures once your scope arrives.
Rodger EON 80 Tak TSA-102 EON 120 Orion Apex 127mm Meade AR6 Tak FS-152 Celestron Nexstar 6SE and 8SE Celestron 9.25" SCT Meade 10" LX50 Celestron 11" SCT Celestron 14" SCT 16" Teeter/Zambuto 20" f/5 Obsession Classic Zeiss Conquest HD 10X42 Astro Physics Premium 15X70 Oberwork 20X80 Deluxe III Oberwork BT 100-45 Complete set of Baader Genuine Orthos Zeiss Diascope eyepiece 12mm, 68AFOV, Great eye relief (sharpest, highest contrast eyepiece I own, just awesome) etc., etc.
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
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.
Quote:You're going to love the scope. Tips for the expecting AP130 EDFGT notified:(A) Plan on a C11 showing up- that's what you need in mount space both size and mass wise for planning purposes. You'll understand the first time you get it out of the box.(B) Expect massive intimidation factor on arrival. It's just the way it is. Take it slow- you'll survive better.(C) Be ready with a 3mm eyepiece with decent quality. You'll need it.(D) Look at objects you think you've done to death. I look at the moon a lot with mine and regularly see things I didn't suspect.(E) Yes, it smells unusual. Yes, it will still smell like that a year later.Best wishes,-Rich
Quote:Nice, then I'm not from the club. I'm just another guy with a clear problem with telescopes
Solar Imaging Tutorial • Circa 1958 Gilbert 3" Reflector • Astro-Physics 105 EDT (Traveler) • Astro-Physics160 EDF • Astro-Physics175 EDF • Coronado 90/90/30 Hα • PSTs in Ha and CaK flavors • Circa 1810 Utzschneider,Reichenbach,Fraunhofer • Circa 1825 Merz,Utzschneider,Fraunhofer • Etc. etc.
Quote:Blame the astromart flippers for that.
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Takahashi TOA-130s with CAA and Feathertouch micro TOA130R reducer Astro-Physics Mach 1 w/Eagle Pier Canon T2i stock QHY8 CCD Scope Buggy Tele Vue Naglers and Ethos
Quote:(E) Yes, it smells unusual. Yes, it will still smell like that a year later.
Quote:I put my name on the list a year or so ago, I probably won't receive a Roland figured model. I'm confident it will be a great performer but will it have the same prestige?? It's the only scope I would replace my Tak with. Faron
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:...(E) Yes, it smells unusual. Yes, it will still smell like that a year later...
Two eyeballsAP 5.1" f/6 on a GM-8 -- The Instrument10" f/4.8 Newt on a Dob -- Marcia!! Marcia! Marcia!!!12.5" f/4.5 Portaball -- The CojoneLunt LS100FHaBinotron 27Fujinon FMT-SX BinosBlack & Green Glass
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Helios "Special" 150mm f8 achro (pimped) - now gone to a new home :- Lyra Optic 102mm f11 (Kunming) achro Celestron/Vixen 90mm f14.4 achro Swift 839 60mm f13.5 Intes Micro M603 MC Orion 180mm MC Lunt LS60THa/B1200PTDS50 (solar Refractor) Vixen GP, HEQ5 Syntrek, modified AZ-3, AZ-4 mounts
18" f/4.6, 8" f/6, 130mm f/6.3, 15x70 26mm, 13mm, 3-6mm; 2" 1.6x Barlow, Binoviewers with Plossls