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Cotts
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New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics...
      #5431460 - 09/20/12 06:46 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

On my way to Okie Tex I dropped by Astro-Physics in Rockford, Illinois to pick up my new Mach 1 GTO mount. A series of posts to show off
follow.


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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431463 - 09/20/12 06:49 PM Attachment (75 downloads)

The office. George, of A-P, spent an hour with me to go over everything thoroughly. Excellent customer service. From ordering to pick-up was only two weeks....

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431466 - 09/20/12 06:50 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

Now a number of close-ups of various aspects of the mount.

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Mantis707
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431467 - 09/20/12 06:51 PM

/drool

Congrats on the purchase man!

SOmeday....


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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431471 - 09/20/12 06:52 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

Apparently I must type something for every post.

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431478 - 09/20/12 06:53 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

Something.

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431486 - 09/20/12 06:56 PM Attachment (68 downloads)

1234

Edited by Cotts (09/20/12 06:57 PM)


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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431491 - 09/20/12 06:58 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

!@$^*^(&^$

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431495 - 09/20/12 06:59 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

;'/.,

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431498 - 09/20/12 07:00 PM Attachment (66 downloads)

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431505 - 09/20/12 07:03 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

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Footbag
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431511 - 09/20/12 07:06 PM

Looking good! I guess your trip went well.

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Cotts
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431515 - 09/20/12 07:07 PM Attachment (72 downloads)

Finally, a 1-minute shot of the M27 region at 3200 ISO. This after spending about an hour polar aligning. I used several iterations of the 'two-star' method in the manual. No drift alignment was done.

Photo is through my 1988 AP 6" f/8 @ 1200mm focal length.

The shot appears to lack any drift - this will allow me to shoot subs.....

The mount is solid and the go-to is very consistent. I'm quite happy with my purchase.

Dave

Edited by Cotts (09/20/12 07:09 PM)


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DeanS
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5431625 - 09/20/12 08:20 PM

Congrats on the new mount Dave! Shame to get all the Okie Dust on it

Dean


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astroRoy
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Reged: 07/09/11

Loc: Southern Oregon
Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: DeanS]
      #5431631 - 09/20/12 08:24 PM

Yes what a shame. Send it to me and I'll clean it up for you. Expect Meade re-call turn-around times.

Roy


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Peter in Reno
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: astroRoy]
      #5431675 - 09/20/12 09:00 PM

Congrats. You will love the mount.

Peter


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #5431811 - 09/20/12 10:28 PM

Really nice piece of hardware!

David


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BlueGrass
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5431818 - 09/20/12 10:34 PM

Indeed. Very nice setup Dave. IMHO, the Mach1 if not already there, will be considered one of the classics with its design and performance. Enjoy your mount...

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chboss
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Reged: 03/24/08

Loc: Zurich Switzerland
Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5432046 - 09/21/12 01:40 AM

Superb... thanks also for the AP pictures.... and great comments on some pictures.

regards
Chris


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RAKing
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Re: New Mach 1. Why, yes, there are pics... new [Re: Cotts]
      #5432359 - 09/21/12 09:47 AM

Cangrats on the new mount, Dave.

I consider my Mach 1 to be a 'lifetime' purchase and I have never had any trouble rationalizing the cost to myself. The incredible performance and consistency of the mount still bring a smile to my face every night I get to use it.

Cheers,

Ron


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