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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
I have been notified - AP1200 almost here...
      #3705270 - 03/25/10 08:59 PM

Hi guys ....
Today I received an email from you know who, telling me that my AP1200 was on the final phase, and ready to be shipped in the next 2 weeks....

This is sooooooo cool....
I cant wait, cant sleep, cant work...


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3705409 - 03/25/10 10:13 PM

Have you ever seen one in person? I hadn't when mine arrived.

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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3705547 - 03/25/10 11:08 PM

no man... never seen one ...
what happened when you saw yours for the first time?


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Tarzanrock
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Reged: 12/07/08

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3705608 - 03/25/10 11:34 PM

Congratulations! I would think that a bottle of expensive Champagne would be in order to christen the new mount.

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nik hodges
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Reged: 04/20/07

Loc: UK
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #3705786 - 03/26/10 02:16 AM

nice one i hadnt seen an AP mount in the flesh when i got my 900, all i can say is photos dont do them justice -)

enjoy


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Yedgy
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nik hodges]
      #3705809 - 03/26/10 02:47 AM

Congrats, Joselo! Just out of curiosity, when did you place your name on the notification list?

Tony


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Yedgy]
      #3705869 - 03/26/10 05:20 AM

> what happened when you saw yours for the first time?

I opened the DEC axis first and simply could not believe the size of it !!!:
http://www.pbase.com/mclemens1969/image/70292581/original

I really love my AP1200, congrats on a great mount. I have about 80 pounds of gear on mine perhaps.


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LLEEGE
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3705981 - 03/26/10 08:29 AM

They are works of art.

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jgw12936
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Reged: 03/28/07

Loc: The Woodlands, TX
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #3706372 - 03/26/10 12:09 PM

Congrats Joselo!
Jim


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Tarzanrock
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #3706649 - 03/26/10 02:22 PM

Quote:

They are works of art.



And with an Alvan Clark refractor on them they are truly a "thing of beauty."


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #3706892 - 03/26/10 04:29 PM

thank you all...
Tony - I put my name on the list on Nov 09 ...

now, I am just a few weeks away ...


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DeanS
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Loc: Central Kentucky
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3707025 - 03/26/10 05:38 PM

Welcome to the AP GTO club

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Yedgy
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3707356 - 03/26/10 08:38 PM

Quote:

thank you all...
Tony - I put my name on the list on Nov 09 ...

now, I am just a few weeks away ...



Wow! I thought that one had to wait for a decade for those mounts? 4 months is nothing! That's great.

Enjoy the mount!

Tony


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nofxrx
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Loc: Palm Bay,Florida
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Yedgy]
      #3707503 - 03/26/10 10:21 PM

No,you have to wait a decade for a scope from AP...the mounts do not actually require that much of a wait(comparitively...)..
I think the current wait list for the AP160 is at least 8 years!!!!
THAT is crazy!!


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nofxrx
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nofxrx]
      #3707505 - 03/26/10 10:22 PM

Oh yeah CONGRATS!!!!You will love it.I have friends with AP mounts..they are amazing.
I cant wait till I can buy one!!


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skyward_eyes
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Reged: 12/12/06

Loc: California
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nofxrx]
      #3707646 - 03/27/10 12:07 AM

Lol wow! You are in for a treat! The AP1200 is a beast but is still very easy to handle! I have seen several and they are just awesome mounts! Congrats!

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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #3707788 - 03/27/10 03:26 AM

Another shot that shows the massive size of the 1200
http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/users/SteveNightingaleAP1200.jpg


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3708046 - 03/27/10 09:44 AM

Amazing...
My G-11 will look like a baby's toy next to the AP1200 ...

It will be fun ..


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3721814 - 04/02/10 11:13 PM

Guys,
shipping will be early next week ...


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BrendanF
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Reged: 12/04/07

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3721903 - 04/03/10 12:29 AM

The AP1200GTO is much bigger (and heavier) in person than in pictures. It really something where pictures do not prepare you for the experience.

Have fun unpacking!


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Jaxdialation
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Reged: 04/01/07

Loc: Northeast, FL
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: BrendanF]
      #3722247 - 04/03/10 09:04 AM

Interesting isn't it, the first time you see one?
I moved from an EM400, so it wasn't startling. In fact I was relieved since the size of my scope worried me



Quote:

The AP1200GTO is much bigger (and heavier) in person than in pictures. It really something where pictures do not prepare you for the experience.

Have fun unpacking!




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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: BrendanF]
      #3726595 - 04/05/10 04:22 PM

Mount is scheduled to arrive by Friday ...
Now, I have to double the efforts to finish building the observatory


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drksky
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Reged: 09/01/09

Loc: Bloomington, IL
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3726815 - 04/05/10 05:52 PM

...wish I had your dilemma...

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skybsd
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3726818 - 04/05/10 05:55 PM

How exciting!

Don't forget the arrival and unwrapping photos

Regards,

skybsd


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3727882 - 04/06/10 09:07 AM

ROCKFORD, IL, US 04/05/2010 9:24 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
04/05/2010 7:45 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 04/05/2010 3:17 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED


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CounterWeight
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Palo alto, CA.
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3728084 - 04/06/10 11:05 AM

Woohoo! I share your excitement


What are weather expectations down your way this time of year? Are chancs pretty good for clear skies? NOAA maps look favorable...


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skybsd
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3728322 - 04/06/10 12:58 PM

Quote:

ROCKFORD, IL, US 04/05/2010 9:24 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
04/05/2010 7:45 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 04/05/2010 3:17 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED




Heeheehee!!

Hope you don't mind us living life vicariously through your excitement!

Regards,

skybsd


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Jaxdialation
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Reged: 04/01/07

Loc: Northeast, FL
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3729165 - 04/06/10 07:35 PM

In Coming! I'm using mine tonight. You will love yours.

They are awesome mounts.


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astrotrf
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Reged: 09/30/07

Loc: Rodeo, NM
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Jaxdialation]
      #3729222 - 04/06/10 08:05 PM

Quote:


I thought that one had to wait for a decade for those mounts?





The wait used to be a couple of years, but Astro-Physics caught up to the end of the AP1200 list about a year or so ago. I think this was due to their facilities expansion that has apparently let them produce quite a few more mounts than before.

Quote:


I think the current wait list for the AP160 is at least 8 years!!!!





I signed up for an AP155EDF in February of 2000 (yep; over 10 years now!). Since then, of course, that scope has morphed into the AP160. I think they're up to November of 1999, so I am hopeful that my name comes up in the next production run.

The question is: I have since purchased a Takahashi BRC-250; should I still get the AP160?

Edited by astrotrf (04/06/10 08:08 PM)


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WirelessDude
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Loc: San Tan Valley, AZ, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3729578 - 04/06/10 11:40 PM

Congratulations! I was notified last week about my AP1200 shipping in about 2 weeks. I am green with envy!!!

Enjoy and lots of clear skies!


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Jaxdialation
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Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: astrotrf]
      #3729989 - 04/07/10 09:10 AM

The answer is....it depends. I have a 10" RCOS in that size range, and I don't see a need to trade down aperture. The 1910mm focal length is perfect for me.

Quote:


The question is: I have since purchased a Takahashi BRC-250; should I still get the AP160?




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Joselo
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AP1200 is here... new [Re: BrendanF]
      #3735164 - 04/09/10 04:13 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Hi ...
mount is here ..... dont know if this is an issue, or if this normal .... there seems to be a problem on the pain job on the top of the RA ... see picture

Edited by Joselo (04/09/10 04:14 PM)


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skybsd
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3735255 - 04/09/10 05:04 PM

Yikes!

I take it you've already sent that photo off to AP?

Regards,

skybsd


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gillmj24
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3735280 - 04/09/10 05:20 PM

How could Meade do such a thing!!!! Down with Mea....


whaaaaa???????

Wait a minute.......

Seriously, AP will probably make things right, you waited and paid for a perfect mount so you should get one.


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #3735344 - 04/09/10 05:57 PM

Spoke to them... they say it is normal ... once the 2 pcs are attached, this part is covered by the DEC axis.

Monday they will send me an email with explanation...


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skybsd
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3735381 - 04/09/10 06:17 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm

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Jaxdialation
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3735977 - 04/10/10 12:14 AM

If you had said Meade told you that I'd be skeptical.
But AP knows their product, and I think I know what they mean in this instance. I wouldn't worry.


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Aquatone
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Jaxdialation]
      #3736043 - 04/10/10 01:20 AM

Yes I had the same slightly faded paint in exactly the same area on my AP1200 when it arrived a few years ago. Seems they paint the mounts with both axis attached. It is completely covered by the DEC axis so you won't notice it. Still I used the touch up paint kit AP supplies to cover it when I touched up a few minor chips/zings after a year of much usage and it now looks perfect. Think of it in the same category as touching up the paint on the underside of your car.

Your mount will perform perfectly. Don't worry!

Chris


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Aircrftr
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3736064 - 04/10/10 02:15 AM

Joselo;

I just checked mine and it has the same thing. No worries. I didn't even notice it before!!! LOL.


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skybsd
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Aircrftr]
      #3736173 - 04/10/10 06:29 AM

Ahh.., Good to hear that this paint gap is common across other owners' mount too.

Regards,

skybsd


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3736308 - 04/10/10 09:17 AM

ahhhh .... what a relief ....

I love this mount, everything is soooooo perfect ....
the build quality is unbelievable ....
Now I must double my efforts to finish building my Roll off Roof


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Mike Clemens
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: skybsd]
      #3737136 - 04/10/10 06:18 PM

Yes all our AP1200 have the same bald spot : ) Good observation, I didn't notice mine had it for over a year.

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WirelessDude
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Loc: San Tan Valley, AZ, USA
Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3737264 - 04/10/10 07:18 PM

Thanks, guys! This will avoid any unnecessary increases in blood pressure should I get the same "bald spot" on mine when it arrives!

Clear skies!


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: WirelessDude]
      #3738121 - 04/11/10 10:30 AM

Arnold,
you are in for a real treat ....

I was so amazed at the attention to small details, this mount is worth every penny... you will fall in love with it.


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WirelessDude
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Re: AP1200 is here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3741252 - 04/12/10 07:53 PM

Well, I just received the tracking numbers for the four (4) packages shipped today that is my AP1200GTO mount! Oh, JOY!!!

Just so that I don't trample on anybody else's thunder (if I haven't done so already), I will start another thread about it...

Clear skies!


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