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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: geissi]
      #4417428 - 02/28/11 04:46 PM

Rolf, do you have the same latest info about the new GM2000HPS?

I saw on a picture that the centaurus mount was black, is it a new color tripod that mach the color of the mount, or is it the carbon version?

Thanks in advance.


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geissi
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Reged: 12/28/06

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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4417466 - 02/28/11 05:03 PM

Hi Maurits,

mechanics of the GM2000 HPS are nearly the same as the GM2000 QCI. So weight and load will be the same, as well.

DEC-unit: 13.5kg
R.A.-unit: 15.1kg
photographical load: approx. 40kg

I'll check with Baader-Planetarium, if there are the newest prices available.

Sorry, I have no idea with the tripod colors. I think, these will be the same as with the GM2000 QCI (steel and carbon)


Regards
Rolf


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Joe Cipriano
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: geissi]
      #4417527 - 02/28/11 05:38 PM

Hey, David!
Re: Deep Dish... none lately, which reminds me - I need my fix!

Rolf:
Many thanks. 25kg, if that's for imaging, is more than sufficient for my needs.
Whenever you can get info on the price, I'd appreciate it.


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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #4418363 - 03/01/11 02:12 AM

This is the picture from the black centaurus tripod.


Link black centaurus


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Emanuele
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4418388 - 03/01/11 02:59 AM

Maurits,

The black tripod is the Centaurus, all aluminum if I am not mistaken.
There are not many information on this mount just yet.


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geissi
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Reged: 12/28/06

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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4418390 - 03/01/11 03:04 AM

Hello,

just, I got the newest prices. Please remember, these are netto without VAT.

GM1000 HPS: EUR 5800,- (w/o VAT)
GM2000 HPS Monolith: EUR 10500,- (w/o VAT)
GM2000 HPS Ultraport: EUR 10900,- (w/o VAT)
GM2000 HPS full package: EUR 12000,- (w/o VAT)

The new price list will be available soon at the Baader-Planetarium website.

Regards
Rolf


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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: geissi]
      #4418416 - 03/01/11 04:05 AM

Rolf, Emanuelle, thanks so much for the great information!

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HowardK
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4418448 - 03/01/11 05:07 AM

Rolf

Do you know.......

When will the GM2000 HPS be finished with its testing and available to the public?


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geissi
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: HowardK]
      #4418503 - 03/01/11 06:03 AM

Hello Howard,

some first test-mounts should be deliverd in April/Mai 2011.
I'm very sorry - I don't know much more.

Regards
Rolf


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HowardK
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: geissi]
      #4418954 - 03/01/11 11:48 AM

Thanks, Rolf

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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: HowardK]
      #4432122 - 03/07/11 12:01 PM

I've seen that the new 10MICRON GM2000 HPS mount has no longer a hole for the polar aligment finder!

Look at the pictures


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geissi
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Reged: 12/28/06

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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4439640 - 03/10/11 11:17 AM

Hallo Maurits,

you will not need any polar finder scope with 10micron mounts. Polar alignement can easily be done with the firmware - fast and precise. I never missed a polar scope. You even don't need polaris - just select a star from the list, center it - done.

By the way: The new price list is available now:
http://www.10micron.de/10micron_htm/preise.htm

Regards
Rolf


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MAURITS
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Loc: Belgium
Re: 10Micron new [Re: geissi]
      #4442225 - 03/11/11 12:19 PM

Rolf, thanks for the link to Baader with the prices!

It's a lot of money, but it is a fantastic mount, especially with the carbon fiber centaurus tripod!


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HowardK
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4444459 - 03/12/11 12:50 PM

Am i right in saying that the 2000 HPS mount does not use gears from the motor to the worm but instead uses a kevlar belt?

And if so does this remove backlash that is found in mounts with traditional gears?


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Re: 10Micron new [Re: HowardK]
      #4444589 - 03/12/11 01:44 PM

Hi Howard,

yes, that is correct. And it is also valid for the normal GM2000 QCI and all the other mounts.
They are belt driven, and have no backlash.


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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: Emanuele]
      #4445058 - 03/12/11 05:28 PM

Man I love this black mount a lot

I save money for this beauty, and for the carbon tripod!


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SPACEMAN
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: MAURITS]
      #4445182 - 03/12/11 06:20 PM

Hello,

i would not go for the Carbon Tripod if i where you..., Carbon is really stiff, and if it cracks, it crack and you equipment is on the floor..., what are you planning to put on the mount?


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HowardK
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: Emanuele]
      #4445305 - 03/12/11 07:10 PM

Hi

No backlash...thats just great....i got to have one of these mounts!!!!,


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HowardK
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: SPACEMAN]
      #4445317 - 03/12/11 07:16 PM

Spaceman

There is no way i can see that a carbon tripod will split........what made you say that?


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MAURITS
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Re: 10Micron new [Re: HowardK]
      #4446045 - 03/13/11 04:34 AM

Spaceman, I plan to buy a Tec APO 160 FL in the near feature!

The carbon centaurus tripod seems to be strong and very well made!


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