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AP Mach1 and Accessories Sold!

Price - $5,500.00

Ad Number: 149060

Posted: 21 Sep 2018

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Purchased direct from A-P in 2012, and well maintained (in closed observatory most of the time). It has the CP3 controller, while the current version is the CP4. I considered upgrading to the CP4 when it came out, but honestly, none of the new features were important or appealing to me. A new Mach1 can be purchased without the keypad (which was not possible when I bought this), and you really don't need a keypad for photography, but it is very handy for visual use, and I used it all the time. I would consider selling without the keypad, but not until after giving it a chance to sell together.

The mount is in very good condition. I have recently adjusted the gear mesh on both axes, and used PEMPro to generate and program a new PE correction curve (it had changed very little from the original curve programmed by A-P). Tracking and guiding performance is excellent. It has been kept in my observatory most of the time, so anodizing has faded very little.

The deal includes:
* Mach1 Mount with CP3 controller
* Keypad with protective cover
* Counterweight shaft (1.125" diameter)
* 2 x 9 pound counterweight
* 1 x 6 pound counterweight
* Home-made carrier for counterweights
* PASIL4 polar alignment scope
* ADATRI tripod/pier adapter (compatible with many common tripods and piers)
* 8" AP dovetail saddle
* StarTech USB to serial adapter and serial cable
* Pyramid 5A power supply (recommended by A-P)

The cost of these items totals about $7,400. I'm asking $5,500, more than 25% off.

Will deliver within a reasonable distance of Vancouver, WA. Otherwise, buyer pays actual shipping cost.


  • Condition Very Good
  • Location SW WA state

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