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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
I have been notified - AP1200 almost here...
      #3705270 - 03/25/10 08:59 PM

Hi guys ....
Today I received an email from you know who, telling me that my AP1200 was on the final phase, and ready to be shipped in the next 2 weeks....

This is sooooooo cool....
I cant wait, cant sleep, cant work...


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3705409 - 03/25/10 10:13 PM

Have you ever seen one in person? I hadn't when mine arrived.

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Joselo
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3705547 - 03/25/10 11:08 PM

no man... never seen one ...
what happened when you saw yours for the first time?


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Tarzanrock
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Reged: 12/07/08

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3705608 - 03/25/10 11:34 PM

Congratulations! I would think that a bottle of expensive Champagne would be in order to christen the new mount.

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nik hodges
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 04/20/07

Loc: UK
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #3705786 - 03/26/10 02:16 AM

nice one i hadnt seen an AP mount in the flesh when i got my 900, all i can say is photos dont do them justice -)

enjoy


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Yedgy
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Reged: 07/22/08

Loc: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nik hodges]
      #3705809 - 03/26/10 02:47 AM

Congrats, Joselo! Just out of curiosity, when did you place your name on the notification list?

Tony


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Yedgy]
      #3705869 - 03/26/10 05:20 AM

> what happened when you saw yours for the first time?

I opened the DEC axis first and simply could not believe the size of it !!!:
http://www.pbase.com/mclemens1969/image/70292581/original

I really love my AP1200, congrats on a great mount. I have about 80 pounds of gear on mine perhaps.


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LLEEGE
True Blue
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Reged: 03/03/05

Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3705981 - 03/26/10 08:29 AM

They are works of art.

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jgw12936
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Reged: 03/28/07

Loc: The Woodlands, TX
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #3706372 - 03/26/10 12:09 PM

Congrats Joselo!
Jim


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Tarzanrock
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Reged: 12/07/08

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #3706649 - 03/26/10 02:22 PM

Quote:

They are works of art.



And with an Alvan Clark refractor on them they are truly a "thing of beauty."


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Joselo
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Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #3706892 - 03/26/10 04:29 PM

thank you all...
Tony - I put my name on the list on Nov 09 ...

now, I am just a few weeks away ...


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DeanS
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Reged: 07/12/05

Loc: Central Kentucky
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3707025 - 03/26/10 05:38 PM

Welcome to the AP GTO club

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Yedgy
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Reged: 07/22/08

Loc: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3707356 - 03/26/10 08:38 PM

Quote:

thank you all...
Tony - I put my name on the list on Nov 09 ...

now, I am just a few weeks away ...



Wow! I thought that one had to wait for a decade for those mounts? 4 months is nothing! That's great.

Enjoy the mount!

Tony


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nofxrx
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Reged: 07/12/05

Loc: Palm Bay,Florida
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Yedgy]
      #3707503 - 03/26/10 10:21 PM

No,you have to wait a decade for a scope from AP...the mounts do not actually require that much of a wait(comparitively...)..
I think the current wait list for the AP160 is at least 8 years!!!!
THAT is crazy!!


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nofxrx
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Reged: 07/12/05

Loc: Palm Bay,Florida
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nofxrx]
      #3707505 - 03/26/10 10:22 PM

Oh yeah CONGRATS!!!!You will love it.I have friends with AP mounts..they are amazing.
I cant wait till I can buy one!!


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skyward_eyes
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Reged: 12/12/06

Loc: California
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: nofxrx]
      #3707646 - 03/27/10 12:07 AM

Lol wow! You are in for a treat! The AP1200 is a beast but is still very easy to handle! I have seen several and they are just awesome mounts! Congrats!

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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #3707788 - 03/27/10 03:26 AM

Another shot that shows the massive size of the 1200
http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/users/SteveNightingaleAP1200.jpg


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Joselo
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Mike Clemens]
      #3708046 - 03/27/10 09:44 AM

Amazing...
My G-11 will look like a baby's toy next to the AP1200 ...

It will be fun ..


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Joselo
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3721814 - 04/02/10 11:13 PM

Guys,
shipping will be early next week ...


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BrendanF
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Reged: 12/04/07

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Re: I have been notified - AP1200 almost here... new [Re: Joselo]
      #3721903 - 04/03/10 12:29 AM

The AP1200GTO is much bigger (and heavier) in person than in pictures. It really something where pictures do not prepare you for the experience.

Have fun unpacking!


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