Been on many A-P notification lists over the years, but this is the first time my name's come up. I do have an A-P 1600GTO mount, but there was no waiting list back when I ordered that in 2014.
That should hold it............hee hee hee
Yeah. The 1600 is humongous. Had to tear it down last weekend in advance of some maintenance work I’m doing in my observatory, and it was unpleasant.
I’m buying the Stowaway as a travel scope but won’t be able to make full use of it til I have a travel mount that does everything I need it to. Wish I’d scrounged up the money for a Mach 1 when they were still selling them from stock. I was on that notification list, too, before it was discontinued. It could handle everything from visual, to AP, to solar imaging, to piggybacking a modded DSLR with a fisheye lens for wide angle Milky Way photography with perfect tracking. The Mach 2 won’t be as portable.
Always wondering whether I need to hurry to buy gear I want before it gets discontinued or becomes rare or overpriced on the used market gets a bit old.
*Edit: Re-read this after posting it, and I sound like Eeyore. I'm very excited to have a new Stowaway on the way, and figuring out the best way to portably mount it is a First World "problem" if there ever was one. Cheers!
Edited by eastwd, 26 July 2020 - 12:11 PM.