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LivingNDixie
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Re: AP 130EDFGT For Observing Only? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5679138 - 02/14/13 10:39 AM

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I wish they still had plans to make smaller refractors. I'd love something like a traveler. I could wait 10 years for that.




I feel your pain. Had the Traveler been produced one more time I would have gotten the call. I got on the list in early 2000 and they got up to late 1999, or so I was told a few years back.

So I was a little ticked how they handled the Stowaways. Not sure. I would have taken one, but I think a call would have been nice.


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jrbarnett
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Re: AP 130EDFGT For Observing Only? new [Re: Peter Natscher]
      #5679194 - 02/14/13 11:07 AM

Yes, Pete, you should buy the scope, IF...

...you want/need a highly portable (including airline portable, due to its modularity) top quality, large aperture (for a refractor) scope for grab & go, general travel or similar use for which portability is a prime virtue.

Regards,

Jim


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t.r.
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Re: AP 130EDFGT For Observing Only? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5679272 - 02/14/13 11:42 AM

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So I was a little ticked how they handled the Stowaways. Not sure. I would have taken one, but I think a call would have been nice




Yeah, AP has an odd track record of offerings. I did my best to get on the 180 list several years ago...No Go, said it was closed even though I showed an interest. Lo and behold, out comes the 175EDF last year and people not even on the list or showed interest in such a scope get the call?!?!? Then, back in '07 the 140 comes out, no one on the 130 list gets a call to order first...new list, get in line?!?!?! People who attended NEAF take delivery within months...I'm on the 130 list for 8 years?!?!? A friend of mine attends NEAF and signs up as the first couple folks on the RH list, he notes the names ahead of him. A high profile imager who signs up well after him gets one and my friend...still waiting! I have a couple such dealings with AP that left me scratchin' my noggin'!!! Thank God TEC has come along and offers the 110, 140, 180 and may again offer the 160 with little to no wait!


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Peter Natscher
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Reged: 03/28/06

Loc: Central Coast California
Re: AP 130EDFGT For Observing Only? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5679507 - 02/14/13 01:38 PM

I haven't been notified yet. Depends where my name is on the notification list.

Quote:

Peter,
Did you make the call to get the scope?




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