C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote:AP's mount production has ramped up in recent years, I think there will be some good deals on used Mach1's soon. Once they're an off-the-shelf item the used price will have to be about $1,000 lower than new.
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Tak AP QSI Canon
Quote:Hi allI know this question has been asked a bazillion times before. I know the Mach1 is a more substantial mount, carries about 5-10lb more and does not require a PC or iPad for GoTo.I also know that if buying new, the Mach1 is a no-brainer because the EM200 costs practically the same as the Mach1.But my question is from the point of view of buying used. Tak resale values generally suffer far more than AP gear. You normally can get a used Mach1 for $5K to $5.5K which is about 15% to 20% depreciation.However you can get an EM200 Temma2 for $3.5K to $4K which is a 35% to 40% whack.I have a CGEM, bought an AP600 because "I finally can own something from AP!" but discovered that the AP600 isn't quite the mount-of-a-lifetime.Will a used EM-200 be that mount-of-a-lifetime, or should I spare myself the headache, pony up the extra $1.5K, and get the Mach1?
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:Well I can use my existing counterweights on the Mach1. Another plus point so to speak... guess that answers my question.. and APCC will work on the Mach1 as well once it's out, making 30 minutes unguided possible.
Quote:Sorry to go off topic. Andy how much weight do you use to counter balance you TOA130? Don't say that about the Losmandy one, I just got it in the mail; The right angle polar scope looks like it has a great reticle.Faron