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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: jblockyou]
      #6243314 - 12/09/13 06:39 PM

Got mine delivered today. UPS screwed up the order. It was supposed to be five boxes (including accessories) but the next day after A-P shipped the boxes, the shipping status showed one box was "missing" and re-sent the "missing" box back to Astro-Physics?!?!?! How can this box be "missing" if UPS delivered it back to A-P? Neither UPS nor A-P ever figured out what happened. Anyway, A-P reshipped the 5th box and should get here on Wednesday. The 5th box contains counterweights.

I am waiting for ATS portable pier and should be delivered within 2 weeks. I can't use or test the new mount without the pier. ATS pier is dropped ship from ATS factory so it's a separate process.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243322 - 12/09/13 06:43 PM

Where did you order it from? AP?

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243338 - 12/09/13 06:49 PM

Well I've got 146 pounds of stuff in seven boxes coming (hopefully). They're in town as of now so shouldn't be any issues in getting it delivered tomorrow. I would have loved to get an ATS pier, but for now I'll be using a modified giant field tripod. What size pier did you end up getting and what scopes are you planning on putting on it?

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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: jblockyou]
      #6243372 - 12/09/13 07:02 PM

Quote:

Where did you order it from? AP?




I ordered from Astro-Physcis. If you ordered from the dealer, I believe the mounts will be drop shipped from A-P.

Peter


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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: plav1959]
      #6243379 - 12/09/13 07:04 PM

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What size pier did you end up getting and what scopes are you planning on putting on it?




I am getting 42" tall and 8" diameter ATS pier. I am going to use TEC 140 APO.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243398 - 12/09/13 07:13 PM

I guess I could've just read your sig

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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: plav1959]
      #6243439 - 12/09/13 07:32 PM

I just added ATS pier to my signature right after you asked so you only missed half.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243671 - 12/09/13 09:27 PM

Daleen from AP took the last half of my payment last week and she said I would have it prior to Christmas---probably.

Harry


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: AP1100GTO]
      #6243716 - 12/09/13 09:50 PM Attachment (50 downloads)

Here are pictures of my new AP1100. This is all I can do for now without a pier or counterweights (to be delivered on Wednesday due to UPS screw up). It appears to be quite a bit smaller than I expected. I can carry the whole thing as shown with ease by grabbing the CW shaft and the rear of RA axis.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243717 - 12/09/13 09:51 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243721 - 12/09/13 09:51 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6243756 - 12/09/13 10:07 PM

Nice photos! I can't wait.

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: jblockyou]
      #6243993 - 12/10/13 01:28 AM

That is beautiful! And I'm glad to hear that it's so light!

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6244022 - 12/10/13 02:16 AM

Peter -

I want one too!


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: jblockyou]
      #6244316 - 12/10/13 09:24 AM

I ordered mine from OPT and I got an email yesterday saying it should be shipping later this month.

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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6245106 - 12/10/13 03:55 PM

Hey Peter,
UPS tried to do the same thing to me. They delivered three boxes. I told them I was expecting seven and they told me that the remaining four must be on a different truck. I had received seven tracking numbers so I checked them expecting to find three delivered and four "on vehicle for delivery today". All seven showed delivered. Checked to see who had signed for them and it was no one I had heard of. Come to find out UPS had delivered the four boxes to the wrong location. Luckily I was able to get contact info and picked the boxes up myself.


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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: plav1959]
      #6245126 - 12/10/13 04:07 PM

UPS is getting incompetent lately. This is the second mishap they did to me in a month. About a month ago, I ordered merchandises from Amazon and the package got severely damaged at UPS warehouse and was not able to deliver so they supposedly returned the damaged package to Amazon. Amazon promised a refund as soon as they receive the damaged package and I have not yet received a refund.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6245522 - 12/10/13 07:03 PM

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OK, nice pics, but where is the GTOCP3 and where does it attach? Hopefully it can go multiple places and not just attached to the base as sort of shown on the AP web page pictures. That would be fairly useless to me as my mounting pillar will have the FSA attached to it and looks more like the table you have it sitting on. It is not as large but there certainly is no place to put the CP3.


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Peter in Reno
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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #6245656 - 12/10/13 08:14 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

It's mounted below the base at the rear. You can see where the GTOCP3 is mounted on AP-1100 at A-P web site. Or download the operating manual, it has lots of good pictures. Since I don't yet have a pier, I cannot mount the GTOCP3 right now.

You might be able to velcro the box to either side of the fork base.

Peter


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Re: Any New AP1100 notifications? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #6245658 - 12/10/13 08:15 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

Alternative location?

Peter


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