Best! Dave - 12" f/4.5 mod'ed to truss rod Dob with Telrad. - Explore Scientific ED152CF f/8 Triplet Apo - AP900 GTO mount on a PWT Pinnacle pier - Orion SkyView Pro 100ED f/9 - Celestron Advanced VX mount - Free Turn Q - TV Delos 6mm, HP SV 30mm; Baader Hyperion 8mm,17mm,21mm; Stratus 13mm; ES 82* 4.7mm & ES 70* 25mm EP's... HP 2" 2x Barlow. - Nikon D700 & D7000 DSLRs and lots of Nikon glass
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Quote:I think rich's advice is spot on. As for weight , with the G11 you are going to end up with two 35 lb pieces ( if you get one of the folding tripods). If you are ok with that weight? go for it.One more thing, look at the replacement parts on the Losmandy web site, almost anything on the mount is available with one click. All mounts can and will break or wear at some point (moving parts and electronics) so at least Losmandy has support covered for the future.Rex
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
Quote:What is difficult to figure out is, would a used AP Mach1 or 900 be THAT much better for double or triple the cost?? Anyone have any experience with this that can shed light on it??
Check it out! I can form a full sentence! Scopes: Explore Scientific 152mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Triplet, Obsession 15" Classic Camera: SBIG ST-8300M, SBIG FW8 Filter Wheel, Astrodon LRGB and 3nm Narrowband Filters Mount: AP900 Hang out with us at Mount Lemmon Sky Center
Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
Quote:If you get a G11, might want to consider getting a RA spacer plate to keep it from crashing into itself. Played with a G11 this weekend and was surprised the mount can do that to itself and almost did when we were using it.
Quote:Dave - can't go wrong with an AP! I mean, you'd NEVER have to worry about getting a mount again. Don't you have a kid you can sell, or something? I'm looking into getting a good price for my son, but he's not helping any by being a teenager. Seems NO ONE wants to pay top dollar for a teenager. Paul