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JerryWise
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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 new [Re: Jeff Young]
      #3001041 - 03/23/09 08:28 PM

On the slew speeds, you know of what I speak. Matter fact, you and Dean were the ones that talked me into going all the way to an AP-1200. Thanks again.

On the "owe one", if I could ever get to your country I'd pay you big bucks to walk through that house. (Folks, Jeff is remodeling a timeless classic.)

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Jerry

TOA 150, FS-152, 14" LX200R, AP-1200



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tim53
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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 new [Re: JerryWise]
      #3001114 - 03/23/09 09:20 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The NJP is a smaller mount than the AP1200.
There is a goto handbox available for Tak mounts, but I don't own one.

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Tim, this is correct. It is an HP pocket PC with theSky pocket edition on it. Functional but not a dedicated Tak product. I used a Dell Axiom on mine with OK results. Tak hand controller.




The one I was referring to is made by Takahashi. It's expensive, and since I use the computer to run a camera or cameras anyway, I haven't felt a need for one.

-Tim.

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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 new [Re: tim53]
      #3001435 - 03/24/09 12:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

The NJP is a smaller mount than the AP1200.
There is a goto handbox available for Tak mounts, but I don't own one.

..........




Tim, this is correct. It is an HP pocket PC with theSky pocket edition on it. Functional but not a dedicated Tak product. I used a Dell Axiom on mine with OK results. Tak hand controller.




The one I was referring to is made by Takahashi. It's expensive, and since I use the computer to run a camera or cameras anyway, I haven't felt a need for one.

-Tim.




Tak quit making their own hand controller and replaced it with the PDA Jerry mentions.

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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 new [Re: JerryWise]
      #3001441 - 03/24/09 12:13 AM

Quote:

(The mount switch box has two slewing speeds, turtle and dead.)






Hi Jerry - I'll have to remember that one!

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Jeff Young
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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 new [Re: JerryWise]
      #3002546 - 03/24/09 04:42 PM

Quote:

On the "owe one", if I could ever get to your country I'd pay you big bucks to walk through that house. (Folks, Jeff is remodeling a timeless classic.)




Come on over; we'll even put you and the Mrs up for a night or two. (18thC four-poster bed and all.)

There might be a spot of digging in the garden or weeding the flower beds, though....

Cheers,
-- Jeff

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Nikon 18x70s / UA Millennium                                       Colorado:
Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD                       Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
APM MC1610 / Tak FC-125 / AP1200GTO                        Tak Mewlon 250 / AP600EGTO


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JerryWise
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Re: AP-1200 or Tak EM-500 [Re: Jeff Young]
      #3003033 - 03/24/09 09:39 PM

Cool Jeff. One day.

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Jerry

TOA 150, FS-152, 14" LX200R, AP-1200



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