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Sharkman
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4360150 - 02/03/11 09:24 AM

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Very exciting, indeed! But remember...we don't believe until there are pictures. Rules, after all, are rules.




Of course!


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jmasin
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Reged: 12/22/08

Loc: Murphy, TX (DFW)
Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4360315 - 02/03/11 11:06 AM

Congrats Sharkman!

I went with the 900 for portability and availability as well. Got mine a week or so ago and it's awesome!

Now just need clouds to clear!


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drksky
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Reged: 09/01/09

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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: jmasin]
      #4360540 - 02/03/11 12:34 PM

I'm so conflicted. I certainly can't afford the 900, and I'm on the list for the Mach-1, but I'm wondering if there's going to be a production run soon enough for me (I'm currently without a mount).

Then, there's the G-11 with the Gemini 2. I know it's not a Mach-1, but it's also half the price and should hopefully be freely available in a couple months.

What to do, what to do...


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LLEEGE
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4360689 - 02/03/11 01:34 PM

Mach 1's are in production for summer delivery according to Marj.

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drksky
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4360696 - 02/03/11 01:37 PM

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Mach 1's are in production for summer delivery according to Marj.




Yeah, I got a very fast email response from the info address that they're next on the machines for late spring delivery. Now to decide if I can choke down $7K instead of $3K.


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blueman
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4360711 - 02/03/11 01:43 PM

The G-11 with the Gemini 2 will be a great mount for medium loads, more than the Mach1 from AP. It is well made, has good PE and can be updated with a One Piece Worm Block for added accuracy, for a small price. This gives better PE and easier adjustments for the RA worm and would be a good upgrade for a minimum investment.
Blueman
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I'm so conflicted. I certainly can't afford the 900, and I'm on the list for the Mach-1, but I'm wondering if there's going to be a production run soon enough for me (I'm currently without a mount).

Then, there's the G-11 with the Gemini 2. I know it's not a Mach-1, but it's also half the price and should hopefully be freely available in a couple months.

What to do, what to do...




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DeanS
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4360985 - 02/03/11 03:41 PM

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I'm so conflicted. I certainly can't afford the 900, and I'm on the list for the Mach-1, but I'm wondering if there's going to be a production run soon enough for me (I'm currently without a mount).

Then, there's the G-11 with the Gemini 2. I know it's not a Mach-1, but it's also half the price and should hopefully be freely available in a couple months.

What to do, what to do...




You will NOT be sorry you got the Mach1

All the AP mounts are in a class by themselves.


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LLEEGE
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: blueman]
      #4361000 - 02/03/11 03:49 PM

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The G-11 with the Gemini 2 will be a great mount for medium loads, more than the Mach1 from AP.


I disagree.

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drksky
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: DeanS]
      #4361007 - 02/03/11 03:52 PM

I'm quite sure I'd be happy with it. Whether I can actually afford it is another story. At least at this time in my life. For the cost of a Mach-1, I could get a Gemini 2 G-11 with the upgraded worm block, high precision worm, PA scope and knob upgrade set and have enough left over for another scope.

AND I could pay cash. I'd have to go into debt for the Mach-1 plus accessories and I'm not sure I want that.


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skybsd
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4361020 - 02/03/11 03:58 PM

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I'd have to go into debt for the Mach-1 plus accessories and I'm not sure I want that.




I'm pretty sure no-one here on CN would wish that for you either..,

I'd suck it up and just go where my wallet tells me I have to go.., After all, as nice as they are, you cannot eat the Mach-1 - not even with ketchup, nor can you make a mortgage payment with it..,

You gotta be true to what you know you can afford.

Regards,

skybsd


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drksky
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: skybsd]
      #4361025 - 02/03/11 04:02 PM

I have, in the past carried a lot of CC debt and will be gone this month. It's a huge boat anchor that I'm glad to be rid of. It's wishful thinking that I'll be have on-hand cash in time for the Mach-1 production run.

Some day, just not right now.


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LLEEGE
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4361079 - 02/03/11 04:24 PM

The G11 sounds like the sane choice.

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jmasin
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Reged: 12/22/08

Loc: Murphy, TX (DFW)
Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4361141 - 02/03/11 04:54 PM

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I have, in the past carried a lot of CC debt and will be gone this month. It's a huge boat anchor that I'm glad to be rid of. It's wishful thinking that I'll be have on-hand cash in time for the Mach-1 production run.

Some day, just not right now.




I know we're veering off topic but CHEERS to you for that approach!

You can't go wrong not owing the CC company


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drksky
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Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: jmasin]
      #4361193 - 02/03/11 05:15 PM

Yeah...sorry for derailing the thread.

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alrosm
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Reged: 07/27/10

Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4361274 - 02/03/11 05:51 PM

My feeling is that the G11 and Titan are a great alternative if you dont want to buy the gems from celestron, you got what you pay for and AP is better if you can afford it.
Few years ago,I will have waited few more months to buy an AP, but not with this economy, I look around me and I just know it's not the way to go.


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Ad Astra
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Reged: 05/12/10

Loc: Riverside Co., California
Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: drksky]
      #4361275 - 02/03/11 05:52 PM

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Yeah...sorry for derailing the thread.




Not at all - affordablility is at the core of most of our struggles to choose the right mount for our needs.

If price were no object, we probably wouldn't need advice except maybe on which mountain top to place our observatory!

I agree whole-heartedly about CC debt - I'm struggling to afford toys w/o interest payments! (Like most of us, I expect!)

Gotta keep the CFO happy! She's the LOML, after all!

Dan


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Don Allen
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Reged: 07/07/05

Loc: Charleston, SC
Re: Titan vs. MX vs. 900GTO vs. EM-400 vs. CGE Pro new [Re: Ad Astra]
      #4366287 - 02/05/11 08:29 PM

I think the minute the G-11 arrives you would forget about the AP and have a few grand in your pocket.

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