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Sharkman
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Reged: 08/12/06

Loc: Nelson, New Zealand
AP900GTO has arrived
      #4391692 - 02/16/11 10:59 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

Just a few NIB pics to start things off.

As others have rightly said, the A-P mounts are truly beautiful pieces of machinery.

They included a set of allen wrenches for free with my order -- nice touch.


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Sharkman
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Reged: 08/12/06

Loc: Nelson, New Zealand
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4391694 - 02/16/11 11:00 PM Attachment (101 downloads)

Here's the dec axis drive:

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Paul G
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Reged: 05/08/03

Loc: Freedonia
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4391795 - 02/17/11 12:19 AM

It's a beautiiful thing!

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Ad Astra
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Reged: 05/12/10

Loc: Riverside Co., California
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Paul G]
      #4391800 - 02/17/11 12:22 AM

Congrats on the new baby! I'm so envious, I can even smell the plastic and new paint from here!!!!

More photos to drool on please!!!

Dan


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skybsd
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Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4391902 - 02/17/11 02:42 AM

Congratulations!

Regards,

skybsd


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CounterWeight
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Palo alto, CA.
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: skybsd]
      #4391920 - 02/17/11 03:16 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic mount - more pic's please

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Sharkman
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Reged: 08/12/06

Loc: Nelson, New Zealand
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #4391994 - 02/17/11 05:49 AM Attachment (89 downloads)

Assembled and on the A-P portable pier:

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Sharkman
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Reged: 08/12/06

Loc: Nelson, New Zealand
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4392002 - 02/17/11 06:01 AM Attachment (86 downloads)

With counterweights and scope:

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4392141 - 02/17/11 08:42 AM

That's a nice chunk of hardware. Congratulations!

David


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Sharkman
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Reged: 08/12/06

Loc: Nelson, New Zealand
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4392180 - 02/17/11 09:03 AM

Had first light tonight with a 23mm Celestron EP and no power to the mount. Nice view of Saturn. Full moon tonight, though.

I don't have a shorter FL EP handy to accurately check collimation, but on first glance, the optics seem in good shape.


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jmasin
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Reged: 12/22/08

Loc: Murphy, TX (DFW)
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4393080 - 02/17/11 05:12 PM

Congrats!!! It's nice eh? I love mine!

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skybsd
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Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Sharkman]
      #4393092 - 02/17/11 05:21 PM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

skybsd


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tjay
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Loc: just outside of Toronto
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: skybsd]
      #4393288 - 02/17/11 07:01 PM

Wonderful looking mount. Congrats.

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bardo
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Reged: 09/13/09

Loc: US
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: tjay]
      #4393449 - 02/17/11 08:10 PM

That thing looks like a copy of Ioptron's new mount. I wonder if its as good?

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Jeff B
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: bardo]
      #4393512 - 02/17/11 08:29 PM

Very, very nice. To me, it's the best looking of that style mount.

Jeff


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bradisback
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Reged: 01/05/10

Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: Jeff B]
      #4394346 - 02/18/11 08:03 AM

Nice!!!
Beautiful setup!!!
Good fun with it!

Stef


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nemo129
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Loc: WMass
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: bardo]
      #4394522 - 02/18/11 09:45 AM

Quote:

That thing looks like a copy of Ioptron's new mount. I wonder if its as good?




Yes after all it is from that "untried" AP company in Indiana!

...And on a personal note and more seriously...I am extremely jealous! Like others here, that is the mount of my dreams...congrats to the OP! Enjoy!!


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LLEEGE
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Reged: 03/03/05

Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: nemo129]
      #4394548 - 02/18/11 09:57 AM

Indiana?

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nemo129
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Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4394650 - 02/18/11 10:46 AM

Sorry ...Illinois.
I don't have to get it right until I own one!


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LLEEGE
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Re: AP900GTO has arrived new [Re: nemo129]
      #4394655 - 02/18/11 10:48 AM



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