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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481861 - 03/29/11 10:55 AM Attachment (117 downloads)

Side view

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481868 - 03/29/11 10:57 AM Attachment (98 downloads)

Facing

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481873 - 03/29/11 10:59 AM Attachment (115 downloads)

And now is the Sumo Wrestler who's having a walk with the Supermodel

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481877 - 03/29/11 11:00 AM Attachment (84 downloads)

Last round : Robocop vs Sumo Wrestler !

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481885 - 03/29/11 11:02 AM Attachment (83 downloads)

I realized only afterwards that in the previous pix the AP900 was a bit too much in the front. So proportions are not quite right... the side view shows them better.

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481889 - 03/29/11 11:04 AM Attachment (73 downloads)

Again facing each other...

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481894 - 03/29/11 11:05 AM Attachment (83 downloads)

And finally having a friendly walk...

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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4481917 - 03/29/11 11:11 AM

OK Guys, that's all. It was a bit physical but I hope it will be of help. At least I did something useful out of that rain...!

Again, the bad light (just plain little flash) does not do full justice to the "titanic" presence of the Losmandy, which is significantly heavier than the other two. When I had both the Titan and the JP-Z side by side, the poor table did not sound happy at all...!

Cheers,

-- Max


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nemo129
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4483073 - 03/29/11 07:17 PM

Max,
Thanks for doing that weight lifting for us and taking the great pictures. I love looking at those mounts!


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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: nemo129]
      #4490716 - 04/02/11 04:34 AM

Hi Kirk,

My pleasure and glad it's helpful.

Indeed this has been one of the last occasions to check these mounts side by side: by June they're supposed to be sent to different observing locations some 800km apart...

-- Max


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #4492514 - 04/03/11 12:34 AM

Why not wait for the Skywatcher EQ8?
That will handle it easily if all the claims are true.

see here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mg6WLerTKZg#at=18


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LLEEGE
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: alpal]
      #4493103 - 04/03/11 10:12 AM

Because it isn't proven?

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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4495103 - 04/04/11 05:31 AM

Quote:

Because it isn't proven?




The EQ7 or EQ8 is not proven until someone buys one
& gives an honest review.


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Mlehere
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Ad Astra]
      #4498281 - 04/05/11 02:21 PM

I'm looking at a Mach1 or an AP900 to replace my EM200. Is the Mach1 mount larger that the Celestron CGE and does it have a greater carrying capacity than the CGE photographically?
Mike


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bobhen
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Reged: 06/25/05

Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Mlehere]
      #4498329 - 04/05/11 02:43 PM

Quote:

I'm looking at a Mach1 or an AP900 to replace my EM200. Is the Mach1 mount larger that the Celestron CGE and does it have a greater carrying capacity than the CGE photographically?
Mike




Mike-

Not sure about a CGE to Mach 1 size comparison but the Mach 1 is about the same size as my former G11 but is slightly lighter. Years ago I had an EM200 and the Mach 1 has a greater load/photographic capacity than either a G11 or EM200. The Mach 1 uses the same motors as the AP900 and 1200 mounts. And of course, has superb tracking capability.

My Mach 1 holds my C11 and AP155 with no problem – so it will hold your TEC 140 as well.

Bob


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gillmj24
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Mlehere]
      #4498343 - 04/05/11 02:50 PM

The CGE may have higher listed capability, but the Mach1 will have much less periodic error out of the box. Also the CGE is no longer in production, the AP mounts are.

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Peter in Reno
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4498421 - 04/05/11 03:33 PM Attachment (107 downloads)

I found this picture of CGE and Mach1 side by side.

Peter


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Peter in Reno
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4498431 - 04/05/11 03:36 PM Attachment (83 downloads)

Also G11 and Mach1 side by side.

Peter


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drksky
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4498466 - 04/05/11 03:50 PM

I'm still completely surprised by how the Mach-1 dwarfs the CGE.

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Peter in Reno
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: drksky]
      #4498480 - 04/05/11 04:00 PM

... and Mach-1 (28.5 lbs) is lighter than CGE (42 lbs).

Peter


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