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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5592237 - 12/28/12 07:59 AM

Ebay of course!

Hands said, "I stole it!"


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t.r.
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592241 - 12/28/12 08:01 AM

I like the 6" F/9 Starfire in "Cadet Blue" on the Mart. Alas, pickup only in CA.

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Darren Drake
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: t.r.]
      #5592289 - 12/28/12 08:49 AM

Guess who has to go take Napersky to pick it up at UPS?! His car is a little to small to fit but my van is in cargo mode right now and should be fine. Maybe I'll take the unpacking pics...

Edited by Darren Drake (12/28/12 09:01 AM)


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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5592361 - 12/28/12 09:51 AM

Thanks Darren....I hope to get it delievered to a close by store so we can unpack and setup right away.

Tim Blue scopes are cool. I really didn't understand the colored OTAs that SEARS used to sell but later learned that the Alvan Clarks produced their scopes in all kinds of colors.


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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592463 - 12/28/12 11:04 AM

Astro-physics sold this scope with the Losmandy G11 mount in 1986 as the Superplanetary Package. Does anyone know what they charged for the package back then?

Was the Astrophysics AP1200 mount available then? Does anyone know what year the AP1200 came out?

Mark


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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592558 - 12/28/12 11:56 AM

Late 90s maybe. The GTO version came out in the early 2000s I think.

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vahe
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592637 - 12/28/12 12:51 PM

Quote:

Astro-physics sold this scope with the Losmandy G11 mount in 1986 as the Superplanetary Package. Does anyone know what they charged for the package back then?
Was the Astrophysics AP1200 mount available then? Does anyone know what year the AP1200 came out?






G11 was introduced in 1992 and I bought one of the early models in that year ($1400), by then the F/12 superplanetary was out of production.
Astro-Physics never offered G11 with any of their scopes.
APs 1993 catalog shows both 800 mount ($2750) and the early all black 1200 mount ($4450). In the following year the 800 mount was phased out and the 1200 continued its developments up until last year.

Vahe


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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: vahe]
      #5592668 - 12/28/12 01:08 PM

Was just told my serial # is either 61244 or 51244.
NASA glass?


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Sean Cunneen
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592721 - 12/28/12 01:45 PM

WOW! Congrats! How about a head-to-head? I'll throw some gauze over your dew shield to even things up a bit

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Darren Drake
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5592761 - 12/28/12 02:14 PM

Yea we're gonna put my optically excellent 8 inch f/6.9 newt up against it and se what happens...

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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5592789 - 12/28/12 02:33 PM

Thanks Sean...Darren U Bet..

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ryderc1
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5592801 - 12/28/12 02:44 PM

The serial must be 61244 since the 6 indicates the aperture and the 12 represents the f ratio.

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The Ardent
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: ryderc1]
      #5593122 - 12/28/12 06:48 PM

Napersky, Welcome to the 6" AP club!!!

Sometimes I still want the f/12 Superplanetary. Just for the way it looks set up in the daytime. After some amazing observing this year, I dont think I can improve optically on what I have now.
Maybe a 10" Mak?


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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5593144 - 12/28/12 06:58 PM

Yeah it better be a 6

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mikey cee
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5593702 - 12/29/12 01:19 AM

Mark I'm really happy for you man! You're one lucky rat that's all I can say. Let's see some pics....huh? Mike

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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5594458 - 12/29/12 01:46 PM

Thanks Guys..its a 6.

Mikey Cee it's shipping sometime this week is all I know, once they send it they will email me the tracking numbers. Darren Drake will help me pick it up. I really believe this was Divine Providence. I never imagined I would own one of these. The one I would look thru at AstroFest was the best views I have had planetary with a telescope with the exception of the Dearborn and Darren Drake's dob.

Some day Mikey I'll even have an obseratory like yours!
Mark


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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5619364 - 01/12/13 04:14 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Gary Hands called me on Thursday and the 5 boxes arrived at our local FedEx Office Monday.

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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5619367 - 01/12/13 04:15 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

OTA

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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5619370 - 01/12/13 04:17 PM Attachment (60 downloads)

OTA 2

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Napersky
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Re: AP 6" Superplanetary on AstroMart new [Re: Napersky]
      #5619373 - 01/12/13 04:18 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

G11

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