Re: 1100GTO and Losmandy Tripod


Jan 24

 


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#60563 Jan 24

I currently have a Mach1 that I use at home on a pier and I also travel with it using a Losmandy tripod.

Eventually I'd like to replace the Mach1 with an 1100GTO and I'm wondering if it is possible to mount the 1100 on the Losmandy tripod?  I didn't see a specific adapter for the 1100 like there is for the Mach1.joel



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#60565 Jan 24

Thanks George.  I see how it works now.  I need the LT2APM for the tripod (which I already have with the Mach1) and the 119FSA for the 1100GTO.joel



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#60566 Jan 24

Fwiw I use an older G11 tripod (non folding legs) with my 1100, using the FSA and the tripod adapter.   It works well.  

Btw - I leave the FSA and tripod adapter attached to the 1100 when transporting it.  Assembly is simplified - just the three bolts to attach the mount to the tripod. 

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On Jan 24, 2018, at 12:53 PM, George george@... [ap-gto] ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



 Joel,  The 119FSA Flat Surface Adapter is what you are looking for:www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1100gto/1100upgrades.htm#119fsa  Regards,  George  George WhitneyAstro-Physics, Inc.Phone:  815-282-1513Email:  george@...

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#60584 Jan 25

I used the Losmandy folding tripod with my 1100 for about two years with no problems. I got an ATS and sold the Losmandy, but it wasn.t because of any problem with the Losmandy, just that the ATS is so nice.



Mark V

On Jan 25, 2018, at 4:56 AM, buckeyestargazer@... [ap-gto] ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Thanks George.  I see how it works now.  I need the LT2APM for the tripod (which I already have with the Mach1) and the 119FSA for the 1100GTO.joel



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#60597 Jan 25

I use this config with the folding Losmandy HD Tripod and it works great. I added the 12" Losmandy pier extension to it as well. 





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#60598 Jan 25

Thanks Bill.  I too have the folding tripod so it's good to know it will work with the 1100 (or 900 for me).joel



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#60609 Jan 25

I also use the same setup with a C14. My imaging payload is 65lbs and it.s very stable. I have to hit the OTA to see any vibrations and it still dampens real quick. I.m using the CP3 which is the exact same width as the Gemini II box. I modded mine so it can mount onto the HD tripod with 1/4-20 knobs. I found my 1100 used last month through Woodland Hills at a great bargain so keep looking. They.re worth it for the internal cable routing alone. Mine has a powered USB 3.0 hub mounted directly under the saddle.



Joe


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