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Sunspot
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Reged: 03/15/05

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My AP1100 mount arrived today!
      #6310729 - 01/13/14 05:26 PM

Hi all,

So, now I have some work to do. The AP1100 mount and all 10 boxes arrived safe and sound to my house today. The nice thing is that no box weighs more than 30 pounds so everything is quite manageable. Here is a link to what I've done so far. More pictures to follow.

http://www.sunspot51.com/AP1100mount.htm

I think I heard the C14 sigh a sign of relief.

Paul M.


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R Botero
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6310737 - 01/13/14 05:31 PM

Woohoo! Enjoy Paul! Unpacking AP equipment is a pleasure in itself!

Roberto


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epdreher
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Reged: 06/12/11

Loc: Republic of Texas
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: R Botero]
      #6310764 - 01/13/14 05:54 PM

Congrats, Paul. More pics when you can, please.

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Orion58
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Reged: 10/28/11

Loc: Southern Wisconsin
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: epdreher]
      #6310803 - 01/13/14 06:18 PM



Doing my "happy dance" for you Paul! Keep us posted on how it works for you.


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dawziecat
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6310804 - 01/13/14 06:18 PM

TEN BOXES!!!

I only got 4.


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plav1959
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Loc: Central Florida
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6310832 - 01/13/14 06:34 PM

Quote:

TEN BOXES!!!

I only got 4.




I was thinking the same thing. I only got seven. Did you pick up a pier as well? A couple of those boxes look fairly tall.


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blueman
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6310867 - 01/13/14 06:51 PM

Yahoo!
Blueman


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Spacetravelerx
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Reged: 12/23/12

Loc: New Mexico
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: blueman]
      #6310876 - 01/13/14 06:55 PM

With your post and pictures, and comments elsewhere you almost have me convinced to get the AP1100 instead of the Mach1GTO.

The AP1100 is still portable due to the way it breaks down, right?


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guyroch
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #6311042 - 01/13/14 08:20 PM

The link with pics is broken

Ma.... I want to see those pics and Paul won't show them to me

LOL, seriously though, the link is broken

Guylain


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dawziecat
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #6311049 - 01/13/14 08:25 PM

Quote:

With your post and pictures, and comments elsewhere you almost have me convinced to get the AP1100 instead of the Mach1GTO.






CAREFUL! I was going to get a Mach 1 . . . decided on an 1100 . . . upgraded to a 1600 at the last notice before my 1100 was to ship. I swear, had they not had a 1600 and shipped it immediately, I would have ended up with a 3600!


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nemo129
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6311064 - 01/13/14 08:33 PM

Then you would have needed a bigger observatory and the largest OTA AGO would make for you!!

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EFT
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6311069 - 01/13/14 08:34 PM

Congrats Paul.

10 boxes. It's Christmas all over again in Surprise. Can't wait until I get a chance to come over an see it all.

Ed.


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nemo129
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6311078 - 01/13/14 08:37 PM

Quote:

The AP1100 mount and all 10 boxes arrived safe and sound to my house today.




Paul,
Congrats and welcome to the club! The build quality on the mount, as you have probably seen, is amazing. It will simply laugh at your C14 as it throws it around effortlessly.
Enjoy!


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dawziecat
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: guyroch]
      #6311130 - 01/13/14 09:02 PM

Quote:

. . . seriously though, the link is broken

Guylain




What happened? The link DID work a couple of hours ago.


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Sunspot
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: guyroch]
      #6311135 - 01/13/14 09:04 PM

Sorry guys..I'm finding that putting the mount together is easier than writing HTML code...**sigh**. Better link...

http://www.sunspot51.com/Mount.htm

The mount was drop shipped from Astro Physics...the 10 boxes surprised me, but since they were all light I'm happy. I got the 8x42 AP portable pier. The current link shows a picture of it next to my EM200 mount.

Sorta concerned though...no radical weather is predicted...

Ed, I'll let you know when it's all up and working and you can come over anytime you want.

Paul

Quote:

The link with pics is broken

Ma.... I want to see those pics and Paul won't show them to me

LOL, seriously though, the link is broken

Guylain




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Skunky
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Reged: 09/16/13

Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6311155 - 01/13/14 09:13 PM

Hopefully you won't require the use of APCC.. If so, weather won't be your problem...

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hargy
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Reged: 01/09/14

Loc: Lawrenceville, GA
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Skunky]
      #6311295 - 01/13/14 10:40 PM

A big congrats to you and I am so jealous..... lol

I want one sooooo bad !!!


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andysea
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: hargy]
      #6311499 - 01/14/14 12:31 AM

Ohh congrats! I love getting those boxes from Illinois:)

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Sunspot
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: andysea]
      #6313149 - 01/14/14 08:38 PM

I've updated my web link as I got the mount about 80% setup. Tomorrow I'm planning (with my brother-in-law's help) to get the C14 on board.

http://www.sunspot51.com/Mount/1100.htm

Paul


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WesC
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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6313196 - 01/14/14 09:05 PM

Man I don't know how you can take DAYS to put this together. I wouldn't have been able to sleep until the whole thing was up and running and slewing around the sky!

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hargy
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Reged: 01/09/14

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Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: WesC]
      #6313439 - 01/14/14 11:35 PM

Quote:

Man I don't know how you can take DAYS to put this together. I wouldn't have been able to sleep until the whole thing was up and running and slewing around the sky!



You ain't kidding. After looking at those pics, I was excited and had trouble falling asleep. And I don't own it.


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guyroch
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Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6313873 - 01/15/14 08:43 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

. . . seriously though, the link is broken

Guylain




What happened? The link DID work a couple of hours ago.




The new link is working now

The original is still not working, see below.

Guylain


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mnshanny
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Reged: 10/19/12

Loc: MN
Re: My AP1100 mount arrived today! new [Re: WesC]
      #6350918 - 02/02/14 10:49 AM

So the AP1100 is where I decided to go as well. Payload to be either a C11HD or C14HD. Possible future imaging, possible. Need to have some portability for up to three years, then a permanent location. I decided on the AP1100 rather than the 1600. For those with a similar setup with the C14, I would be interested in your insights.

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