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MikeCatfin
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Reged: 03/12/04

Loc: NJ, USA
Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO new [Re: mariobmd]
      #4486712 - 03/31/11 12:08 PM

Congratulations on an excellent purchase! If I had the means to afford one, I would, regardless of what scope I would place on it. I too would view it as "the last mount".

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Paul G
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Reged: 05/08/03

Loc: Freedonia
Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO new [Re: JWalk]
      #4488575 - 04/01/11 06:10 AM

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I've never thought about the mount being intended for outdoor use. Kind of silly. I'm sure they have taken precautions. Thanks for the help. I will call AP and talk with them about it. Thanks Alph from Melmac.




Here are some AP mounts being used in Antarctica:

AP mounts in Antarctica

and here is one slewing at -73 degrees:

AP mount slewing at -73 degrees


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gillmj24
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Reged: 12/06/05

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Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO new [Re: Paul G]
      #4488639 - 04/01/11 07:42 AM

It hardly ever precipitates in antarctica. It's one of the top driest places on Earth!

I think a telegizmos 365 cover will be fine. You can remove the $1000 replacement CPO board with 2 screws and of course take the $1000 keypad with you inside when you are done for the night.


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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4489061 - 04/01/11 10:54 AM

Polar alignment must be a B*#tch to set. Alt is straight up but if you move an inch in any direction it's like 4 degrees in Az :P Final Az adjustment include harsh language and a good hard blow at the screws..
Joe


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO new [Re: jmiele]
      #4489401 - 04/01/11 01:21 PM

My AP1200 makes a whine below about -25F. Usually a terrible burst of whiny noise for about 15 seconds and then it goes back to normal noise. Scares you, though Roland said dont worry about it.

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Joe Bergeron
Vendor - Space Art


Reged: 11/10/03

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: CGEM to AP 1200 GTO [Re: gillmj24]
      #4489519 - 04/01/11 02:19 PM

There's probably more risk to that board in taking it in and out all the time than there is in leaving it in the mount.

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