Quote:titan?what are the aprox current values of these mounts too..including the titan..I have never sen one for sale but I know the hold around 100# iirc.i have been out of touch for a while now on pricing
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Quote:The Orion extension is not the way to go. Raising the mount will only add stability issues. Pier Tech makes an adapter block as well as having precise parts make you one.
Quote:You do know that ATWB has 1 or 2 900's ready for delivery right now
Quote:Or the new Vixen Atlux . 75lb ratingBut I really want a Mach1.
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Quote:Dave,Here is a pic of my CI700H and my Atlux. I'm in the process of getting another weight made and maybe next week I can test it out. My overall impression is I am impressed. The wormshaft is massive and is held in place with 4 8mm hex bolts. The mount is tight, well made and simple, just how I like it. The mount itself looks and feels like it can hold 100lbs, but I think the tripod, very nice and lite is were the 75lb's hits the limit. What I have seen with tripods, they tend to flex under stress. The G11 tripod is the exception. When this stress happens, the twisting, flex effects the goto, more so under high power. Also when tighting the adjustable legs, the compression clamp needs to be considered as this may be the weakest link under heavy load. So when a item is tested to place a limit, the worst case is used and not the best. CI700H
Quote:AP says on their web site: "Will accommodate Astro-Physics and similar fast refractors up to our 160mm f7.5 StarFire EDF, 8" - 11" SCT's and 6" - 8" Maks"
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Quote: Do you still use the Atlas on the portable pier or have you downgraded to the GM8 in its place?
Quote:An update on this situation:I just got the call. My 160ED is shipping in the next 2 weeks!I also talked about mounts with some folks and another idea came up. Takahashi EM-400. This would be comparable (fairly close) with the AP900GTO I'm thinking of. Someone said I should consider the AP1200 but that's just too hefty for me to consider moving about.Any input comparing the AP900 to the EM-400?
Quote:FWIW, It appears that ATS is reopening for business.
Quote:Wow, that's what I have been looking for. And now, thanks to Eric's news, I'll wait patiently until next week and then contact ATS to see if I can get a hold of one of those adapters. Maybe they could make one for my G-11 tripod?Did they give you a part number? Any way to identify it so I could order one as well?