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dawziecat
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AP1100 . . . second notice received . . .
      #6168665 - 10/31/13 02:50 PM

Well, I expected to see something here. Nothing yet. . . so let me go first.

A-P emailed me today for balance payment and shipping arrangements. My AP1100 will ship in "the next few weeks."


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nemo129
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6169047 - 10/31/13 06:28 PM

Terry that is great news.
I am keeping my fingers crossed I hear soon as well!


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Stew57
Carpal Tunnel
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Loc: Silsbee Texas
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: nemo129]
      #6169054 - 10/31/13 06:37 PM

Glad someone is having a good day. It is flooding down in Texas....

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Peter Natscher
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Loc: Central Coast California
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6169387 - 10/31/13 10:51 PM

Terry,

When did you place your order?

Quote:

Well, I expected to see something here. Nothing yet. . . so let me go first.

A-P emailed me today for balance payment and shipping arrangements. My AP1100 will ship in "the next few weeks."




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Peter in Reno
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Peter Natscher]
      #6169475 - 11/01/13 12:04 AM

Congrats Terry. You must have been the first to order. I am also in notification list for the first run but I must have signed up a little late (8/26/2013). I wish the delivery was sometime early summer when the weather is warmer. It's getting cold here and it's not going to be fun learning how to handle the new mount while freezing my butt outside.

Peter


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dawziecat
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Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6169709 - 11/01/13 07:11 AM

Hi to both Peters:

I really don't recall the date I "officially" went on the list. I talked to AP in March trying to decide on an off-the-shelf Mach 1 or to wait for the 900 replacement. It was perhaps late March or early April I decided to wait for the new mount and pass on a Mach 1. At that time, there was no list specific to the 1100 and I was told to put my name on the 900 list, which I did.

So, maybe I am first? Dunn'o. Part of the reason for my post was to find out if any other CN'ers were notified yesterday too. So far, it seems no.

Still no firm ship date. Only "within the next few weeks."


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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6170040 - 11/01/13 11:18 AM

Will the new AP be going on your new pier?

Look forward to pictures of your new mount.

Best,


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mgwhittle
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Agatha]
      #6170048 - 11/01/13 11:25 AM

Congrats! Please post pictures when you get it!

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dawziecat
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Agatha]
      #6170235 - 11/01/13 01:12 PM

Hi Linda and Mark:

Yes, it will indeed be going on the new pier which continues to cure out there. If I get a little luck weather-wise, I might even have a functioning observatory for it by the time it arrives.

I will be sure to take some pics.

I'd still like to hear some others get notices soon too though.


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Tom and Beth
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Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6170965 - 11/01/13 07:47 PM

If this is your first AP mount...

You'll soon wonder why you waited as long as you did. Gone will be those "issues" that distracted you from observing before.


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plav1959
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Loc: Central Florida
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #6176853 - 11/05/13 07:01 AM

I placed my order on 8/26. Still no word yet....

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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: plav1959]
      #6176915 - 11/05/13 07:58 AM

Hi, I got my second notice last week too. I believe I ordered on 8-26?

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Aquarist
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Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: coz]
      #6177033 - 11/05/13 09:34 AM

Congrats! You will enjoy.

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Peter in Reno
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Aquarist]
      #6177430 - 11/05/13 01:43 PM

Just got my second notice today.

Peter


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bilgebayModerator
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6177441 - 11/05/13 01:47 PM

Hey! This is incredible!

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WadeH237
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Loc: Snohomish, WA
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: bilgebay]
      #6178097 - 11/05/13 07:50 PM

Awesome!

I was in your place at this time last year, when I was notified that my AP1600 would be shipping. So far, it's been everything that I'd hoped it would be and more. The AP1100 looks to be everything that the 1600 is, just a little smaller. You guys are going to love it!

-Wade


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WesC
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: WadeH237]
      #6178225 - 11/05/13 09:20 PM

Sooooooo, soooooooo jealous!

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plav1959
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Loc: Central Florida
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: WesC]
      #6179190 - 11/06/13 12:46 PM

Just got word that mine will be shipping in 2-3 weeks!

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rgsalinger
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Loc: Carlsbad Ca
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: plav1959]
      #6179196 - 11/06/13 12:50 PM

I only ordered mine in early September and won't get it or the pier until January. Not so cold here in SoCal so I'm hopeful of doing some work with it despite the season. I am envious of you guys who ordered early. Will be interested is seeing what if any barriers you find to getting it going.
Rgrds-Ross


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canukLX90
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Reged: 12/25/08

Loc: B.C. Canada
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: rgsalinger]
      #6179299 - 11/06/13 01:39 PM

The AP mounts are just so sweet...enjoy!

PJ


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kyang
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Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: canukLX90]
      #6179356 - 11/06/13 02:13 PM

Just curious, are you guys going to use it mobile or on the observatory ?

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Peter in Reno
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: kyang]
      #6179454 - 11/06/13 03:05 PM

Mobile (portable) for me at my backyard.

Peter


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plav1959
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6179470 - 11/06/13 03:14 PM

Portable for me too...

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kyang
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Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: plav1959]
      #6179904 - 11/06/13 07:59 PM

Surprised to see many portable usage.
Curious what pier are you guys going to use.
Will the 6" Eagle Adjustable Folding Pier too small for 1100 ?


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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: kyang]
      #6179950 - 11/06/13 08:23 PM

Portable here too. No it needs the 8" pier. I bought that already from AP and I put it on a JMI wheely bar setup.

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WesC
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Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: coz]
      #6180028 - 11/06/13 09:26 PM

The Eagle is too small for the 8" base mounts... it would be awesome if AP would make a bigger Eagle type tripod though!

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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: WesC]
      #6182980 - 11/08/13 01:37 PM

Gents, did you order this with the absolute encoders? I passed for now. If I get more into imaging maybe I can add them down the road.

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dawziecat
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: coz]
      #6183027 - 11/08/13 02:04 PM

I passed on the AEs due to their high cost. I also switched my order since initiating this thread.

I recently began an observatory so the portability issue sort of "went away."

I had AP ship me a 1600. It arrived a few hours ago, setting some kind of record for shipping expediency. From upstate IL to rural NS, including customs clearance in Montreal, all in about 45 hours. Good job, FedEX!!!

No need for you guys to get all effusive in your gratitude for effectively bumping you up the list for the 1100 by changing my order.

We all know I had dibs on the first AP1100 to ship.

Edited by dawziecat (11/08/13 02:08 PM)


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Peter in Reno
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: coz]
      #6183028 - 11/08/13 02:05 PM

Not me since my setup is always portable. Absolute encoders are probably best for permanent setup.

Also, it's very pricey.

Peter


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t.r.
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6183040 - 11/08/13 02:10 PM

...But it will pay you back in spades!

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coz
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Reged: 08/25/10

Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: t.r.]
      #6183361 - 11/08/13 05:43 PM

Awesome congrats on the 1600. Enjoy

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Sunspot
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Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6183508 - 11/08/13 07:08 PM

I got my first notice for my AP1100 today, to be shipped in February! So excited! Guess I'll need to order it now...

I put my name on the list in early October...


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Joselo
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Loc: Texas
Re: AP1100 . . . second notice received . . . new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6196537 - 11/15/13 01:05 PM

Congrats, you will love it, no doubt about it.
You will spend hours just staring at its beauty ..


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