Lunt 60DS/50, Baader Solar Film, 1000 Oak Type A+ Stellarvue 80 NHNG, AP 130 f/6, AP 160 AP 400 QMD, AP Mach1 Couple of Naglers, Couple of Pans, Pentax Zoom Fuji 16x70, Celestron 10x50 Ultima, Celestron 8x42 Outland LX. Wife and 2 Greyhounds
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A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Mach1GTO ML 11002 with Astrodon filters
Quote:I had mine working fine
Quote:The Mach 1 is a HELL of a mount but at the focal length your looking at using I think even the AP would be tested to it's limit.
Quote:Excellent, Jim! That gives me some reassurance...
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A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Quote:Wow, we must be twin sons of different mothers
Quote:Quote:Excellent, Jim! That gives me some reassurance...Quote:The uncorrected PE was <3 arc-sec, I could do 10 min unguided. The pointing accuracy was awesomeJim I planned for the Mach1 to be my ultimate mount and that's how I sold it to the CFO. Based on how much weight you have used on it, looks like my plans are good.Ron
Quote:The uncorrected PE was <3 arc-sec, I could do 10 min unguided. The pointing accuracy was awesomeJim
Scopes: 190mm SW Mak-Newt @ f/5.3 & 90mm SV Raptor Triplet @ f/7Cameras: Atik 383L+ mono w/ EFW2 FW with Astrodon filters & Canon XSi 450D (Modded)Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with QHY5 KWIQ guiderSoftware: Sequence Generator Pro; PixInsight; Photoshop CS5Best investment: Stone Garden Observatory - Bortle 4 (Green)
8" F4 Newtonian (Royce Mirror) SV 130 EDT APO SV 80/9D (Erstwhile guide scope) DSI RC10C (10" corrected Ritchie-Chretien) A-P 900 GTOCP2 QSI 683wsg-5 A whole bunch of other stuff...
Quote: If you don't mind me asking, when did you place your order?Just looking for a frame of reference...Thanks,Bert
Quote: Still, 4 weeks for an A-P... that's pretty quick!Regards,Bert
Quote:Just received the phone call from UPS. My mount is here a day early! That's under 4 weeks. I'm going to pick it up at lunch time. I'll post a picture when I get it set up on the pier (I don't think I'm going to have to drill any new holes). Happy days! ...Keith
Quote:Ron,I've been pretty happy with the ability of my Losmandy PA scope to get me pretty durn close as well, and I see that A-P has an adapter that allows the use of the Losmandy scope in their mounts or at least in the Mach1. So that's the route I took. I know it may seem silly to quibble over the cost of A-P's own PA scope when spending $6K for a mount. However, including it with the G-11 when I sold it wouldn't have added much to the selling price, and any little savings helps me make the case to the missus. Regards,Bert