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Logan Tudor
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Reged: 12/28/11

Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: AFAdrenaline]
      #5188164 - 04/24/12 02:11 PM

I had the pleasure of inspecting two brand-spankin new AP mounts tonight, the 900 and 1200, purchased recently by a guy in my home town. I'm now officially sold on AP! What a treat. The size of the 1200 really stunned me, its massive! But to get into that much mount for only 1,000 more than a 900 doesn't make sense to me. What a shame that the 1200 is gone, I put my name on the waiting list just before the news broke At 12, 13 and 14K - whatever the 1600 may be, it's really getting up there...

Edited by Logan Tudor (04/24/12 02:15 PM)


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EricCCD
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5189385 - 04/25/12 08:26 AM

Quote:

My question is would a C14 on an AP900 mount work if I do planetary imaging at F/30 or so. Of course I'm using the C14 on a CGE-Pro right now, so that should probably answer my question...





This guy seems to be doing okay with his C14 on an AP900 with a 2.5x Barlow

Eric


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Sunspot
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: EricCCD]
      #5189540 - 04/25/12 10:21 AM

Eric,

THAT will teach me not to read...LOL! I knew Chris had the C14, but thought it was on an AP1200. That certainly answers that question in spades. Thanks for pointing that out to me.

Paul


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Quote:

My question is would a C14 on an AP900 mount work if I do planetary imaging at F/30 or so. Of course I'm using the C14 on a CGE-Pro right now, so that should probably answer my question...





This guy seems to be doing okay with his C14 on an AP900 with a 2.5x Barlow

Eric




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EricCCD
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5189837 - 04/25/12 01:10 PM

You're welcome, Paul! Glad to help!

Eric

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THAT will teach me not to read...LOL! I knew Chris had the C14, but thought it was on an AP1200. That certainly answers that question in spades. Thanks for pointing that out to me.





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coz
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: EricCCD]
      #5191286 - 04/26/12 09:21 AM

AP1600 looks like tentative pricing is $10,900

Dont see anything yet on the Absolute encoders but it looks like there will be an option for RA or RA+DEC


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Logan Tudor
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Reged: 12/28/11

Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: coz]
      #5191305 - 04/26/12 09:30 AM

Nice one Coz. What's your source? Keep the updates flowing. Cheers, Logan.

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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Logan Tudor]
      #5191317 - 04/26/12 09:39 AM

some details emerging on the AP-UG group from Chris Go at the conference.

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t.r.
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: coz]
      #5191320 - 04/26/12 09:39 AM

Looks like a nice new refractor to go with the 1600GTO!!!

http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?whatsnew/whatsnew


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Starhawk
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5191369 - 04/26/12 10:06 AM

Wow- I can't wait to see both of those. Any idea if the AP1600 will go on a pier adapter ring for a 1200? It would seem to be the thing to do, to me.

-Rich


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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5191370 - 04/26/12 10:08 AM

I think the 1600 has a pier adapter built in like the M1 & 3600.

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Starhawk
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: coz]
      #5191425 - 04/26/12 10:46 AM

That would definitely work. I'll look.

-Rich


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Adam_Jesion
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Reged: 03/18/07

Loc: Warsaw/Poland
Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5191489 - 04/26/12 11:21 AM

Hi,

Price: 10900,- base. Gorgeous polar finder. Other options (like absolute encoders) to be announced in the future. Roland told me, that is quite expensive and still negotiating with manufacturer (base price ~3K $ per unit). There you can find first pictures of AP1600. Looks and works really well.

So I speculating that will be somenthing about 5K$ add to base price for Ra/Dec upgrade.
http://astropolis.pl/topic/38268-neafneaic-najwieksze-targi-astronomiczne-live/page__view__findpost__p__454557

I will publish some better images soon. Need one hour.

sorry - text in polish. Regards from NEAIC.

Edited by Adam_Jesion (04/26/12 11:28 AM)


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gillmj24
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Adam_Jesion]
      #5191530 - 04/26/12 11:41 AM

Roland said the existing piers (AP, ATS, etc) for the 1200 would also work for the 1600

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Alph
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Reged: 11/23/06

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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Adam_Jesion]
      #5191566 - 04/26/12 12:07 PM

Quote:

So I speculating that will be somenthing about 5K$ add to base price for Ra/Dec upgrade.



That would be $10,900 + 2 * $3000 + polar finder + forklift > $17,000.00
I think I'll pass and buy a new car.


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t.r.
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: Alph]
      #5191622 - 04/26/12 12:41 PM

Does someone have a pic of this new polar scope? Understand RA?

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saadabbasi
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5191675 - 04/26/12 01:11 PM

11K is MUCH lower than I anticipated for the AP1600. This is making me reconsider regarding AP900.

I wonder if we'll be able to upgrade to the absolute encoders later on.


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EricCCD
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5191717 - 04/26/12 01:30 PM

Quote:

Does someone have a pic of this new polar scope? Understand RA?




Here


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Adam_Jesion
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Reged: 03/18/07

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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5191754 - 04/26/12 01:49 PM

Quote:

Does someone have a pic of this new polar scope? Understand RA?



http://astropolis.pl/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=76987
http://astropolis.pl/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=76985


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t.r.
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: EricCCD]
      #5191755 - 04/26/12 01:49 PM

NICE!

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Alph
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Re: AP 1200 No longer Available-1600GTO! new [Re: saadabbasi]
      #5192387 - 04/26/12 07:49 PM

Quote:

This is making me reconsider regarding AP900.




I would not touch the AP900 with 10' pole. Buying a product at the end of its life cycle is never good idea.


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