Re: [ap-gto] Re: 1200 Pier Adapter dimensions


Mar 22, 2002

 


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#4648 Mar 22, 2002

I need to make my own 1200 pier adapter plate to weld to a pipe that

will be a pier for my observatory.



I've studied the drawing at



www.astro-physics.com/tech_support/mounts/12pierad.htm



but what I need is the location and threading for the holes labelled

"B" and "D", and the location and size of the azimuth adjuster block.



I have the adapter plate that came with my 1200GTO, of course, so I

could just measure that, but I'd like to get the official dimensions.



(BTW, my machinist says that one of the holes labelled "C" is slightly

out of position - he had to elongate one of the holes in another pipe

so I could fasten the plate to it with the C holes ...)



Terry R. Friedrichsen



terry@...



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#4649 Mar 23, 2002

Terry,

I made my own pier out of 1/2" thick aluminum tubing. It

was a little bit of an overkill, but it's one sturdy (portable)

pier. I actually had 2 made . One for home and one for

a remote site that I haven't used yet. My machine guy

just measured and it came out fine. I didn't want it so precise

that set up was a chore. Slightly oversize holes were desirable

for my needs because I intended to remove the plate from mount

to mount.



Colt Bednorz





astrotrf2002 wrote:

> I need to make my own 1200 pier adapter plate to weld to a pipe that

> will be a pier for my observatory.

>

> I've studied the drawing at

>

> www.astro-physics.com/tech_support/mounts/12pierad.htm

>

> but what I need is the location and threading for the holes labelled

> "B" and "D", and the location and size of the azimuth adjuster block.

>

> I have the adapter plate that came with my 1200GTO, of course, so I

> could just measure that, but I'd like to get the official dimensions.

>

> (BTW, my machinist says that one of the holes labelled "C" is slightly

> out of position - he had to elongate one of the holes in another pipe

> so I could fasten the plate to it with the C holes ...)

>

> Terry R. Friedrichsen

>

> terry@...

>

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#4650 Mar 23, 2002

Hi Terry,



I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and am in

need of these dimensions.

I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when my

1200 arrives :)



Best regards



Dave Rose



--- In ap-gto@y..., "astrotrf2002" terry@u...> wrote:

> I need to make my own 1200 pier adapter plate to weld to a pipe that

> will be a pier for my observatory.

>

> I've studied the drawing at

>

> www.astro-physics.com/tech_support/mounts/12pierad.htm

>

> but what I need is the location and threading for the holes labelled

> "B" and "D", and the location and size of the azimuth adjuster

block.

>

> I have the adapter plate that came with my 1200GTO, of course, so I

> could just measure that, but I'd like to get the official

dimensions.

>

> (BTW, my machinist says that one of the holes labelled "C" is

slightly

> out of position - he had to elongate one of the holes in another

pipe

> so I could fasten the plate to it with the C holes ...)

>

> Terry R. Friedrichsen

>

> terry@v...



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#4651 Mar 23, 2002

Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

It will need something for the Az screws to push

against.



I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.



Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.



daveccd wrote: >

> Hi Terry,

>

> I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and am in

> need of these dimensions.

> I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when my

> 1200 arrives :)

>

> Best regards

>

> Dave Rose

>

> --- In ap-gto@y..., "astrotrf2002" terry@u...> wrote:

> > I need to make my own 1200 pier adapter plate to weld to a pipe that

> > will be a pier for my observatory.

> >

> > I've studied the drawing at

> >

> > www.astro-physics.com/tech_support/mounts/12pierad.htm

> >

> > but what I need is the location and threading for the holes labelled

> > "B" and "D", and the location and size of the azimuth adjuster

> block.

> >

> > I have the adapter plate that came with my 1200GTO, of course, so I

> > could just measure that, but I'd like to get the official

> dimensions.

> >

> > (BTW, my machinist says that one of the holes labelled "C" is

> slightly

> > out of position - he had to elongate one of the holes in another

> pipe

> > so I could fasten the plate to it with the C holes ...)

> >

> > Terry R. Friedrichsen

> >

> > terry@v...

>

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#4652 Mar 23, 2002

Hi Larry,



I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to keep un-bolting

the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent pier. I just need

the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster block as Terry

mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.



Best regards,

Dave Rose

--- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

> It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

> It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

> If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

> smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

> It will need something for the Az screws to push

> against.

>

> I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

> very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

>

> .Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

>

> daveccd wrote:

> >

> > Hi Terry,

> >

> > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and

am in

> > need of these dimensions.

> > I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when

my

> > 1200 arrives :)

> >



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#4658 Mar 23, 2002

I thought about doing that and

eventually gave up.



So I have a pier without a top

plate.



Sad but true.



daveccd wrote: >

> Hi Larry,

>

> I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

> holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to keep un-bolting

> the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

> anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent pier. I just need

> the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster block as Terry

> mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.

>

> Best regards,

> Dave Rose

>

> --- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> > Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

> > It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

> > It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

> > If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

> > smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

> > It will need something for the Az screws to push

> > against.

> >

> > I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

> > very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

> >

> > Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

> >

> > daveccd wrote:

> > >

> > > Hi Terry,

> > >

> > > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and

> am in

> > > need of these dimensions.

> > > I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when

> my

> > > 1200 arrives :)

> > >

>

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#4659 Mar 23, 2002

--- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?



I just don't want another plate sitting between the mount and the

top plate of my pier. And I want to *weld* a top plate to my pier

pipe.



So that leaves me with making my own A-P plate.



Now here's hoping I get a call next month about a 130 or 155!



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#4660 Mar 24, 2002

You can buy additional pier adapter plates from A-P for a

fairly reasonable price. I bought another plate for my 900GTO

and LeSeuer Astro-Pier from A-P for something like $65 or so.

Even came with another set of thumbscrews.



louie

> I thought about doing that and

> eventually gave up.

>

> So I have a pier without a top

> plate.

>

> Sad but true.

>

> daveccd wrote:

> >

> > Hi Larry,

> >

> > I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

> > holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to keep un-bolting

> > the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

> > anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent pier. I just need

> > the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster block as Terry

> > mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.

> >

> > Best regards,

> > Dave Rose

> >

> > --- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> > > Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

> > > It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

> > > It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

> > > If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

> > > smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

> > > It will need something for the Az screws to push

> > > against.

> > >

> > > I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

> > > very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

> > >

> > > Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

> > >

> > > daveccd wrote:

> > > >

> > > > Hi Terry,

> > > >

> > > > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and

> > am in

> > > > need of these dimensions.

> > > > I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when

> > my

> > > > 1200 arrives :)

> > > >

> >

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#4661 Mar 24, 2002

What!!!! I thought a AP1200 plate

was hundreds. Could AP quote a

price please ?



"Louis A. Mamakos" wrote: >

> You can buy additional pier adapter plates from A-P for a

> fairly reasonable price. I bought another plate for my 900GTO

> and LeSeuer Astro-Pier from A-P for something like $65 or so.

> Even came with another set of thumbscrews.

>

> louie

>

> > I thought about doing that and

> > eventually gave up.

> >

> > So I have a pier without a top

> > plate.

> >

> > Sad but true.

> >

> > daveccd wrote:

> > >

> > > Hi Larry,

> > >

> > > I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

> > > holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to keep un-bolting

> > > the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

> > > anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent pier. I just need

> > > the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster block as Terry

> > > mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.

> > >

> > > Best regards,

> > > Dave Rose

> > >

> > > --- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> > > > Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

> > > > It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

> > > > It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

> > > > If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

> > > > smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

> > > > It will need something for the Az screws to push

> > > > against.

> > > >

> > > > I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

> > > > very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

> > > >

> > > > Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

> > > >

> > > > daveccd wrote:

> > > > >

> > > > > Hi Terry,

> > > > >

> > > > > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a pier too and

> > > am in

> > > > > need of these dimensions.

> > > > > I would like to get everything ready for the big day in June when

> > > my

> > > > > 1200 arrives :)

> > > > >

> > >

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#4664 Mar 25, 2002

We offer pier adapter plates for both the 900 and 1200 mounts. They

include the azimuth adjuster block and the four black anodized, aluminum

hand knobs. Remember, in addition to bolting inside our pier, we provide

thru holes that allow you to bolt it on another flat plate. These plates

are handy for people who want to have both permanent and portable

setups.



Part # S900PA - 900 pier adapter (all models of 900) - $140

Part # S1200PA - 1200 pier adapter (all models of 1200) - $150



Prices include shipping in US.



Marjorie Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc.

11250 Forest Hills Road

Rockford, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.



>-----Original Message-----

>From: lopez@... [mailto:lopez@...]On Behalf Of Lawrence

>D. Lopez

>Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 10:37 AM

>To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: 1200 Pier Adapter dimensions

>

>

>What!!!! I thought a AP1200 plate

>was hundreds. Could AP quote a

>price please ?

>

>"Louis A. Mamakos" wrote:

>>

>> You can buy additional pier adapter plates from A-P for a

>> fairly reasonable price. I bought another plate for my 900GTO

>> and LeSeuer Astro-Pier from A-P for something like $65 or so.

>> Even came with another set of thumbscrews.

>>

>> louie

>>

>> > I thought about doing that and

>> > eventually gave up.

>> >

>> > So I have a pier without a top

>> > plate.

>> >

>> > Sad but true.

>> >

>> > daveccd wrote:

>> > >

>> > > Hi Larry,

>> > >

>> > > I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

>> > > holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to

>keep un-bolting

>> > > the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

>> > > anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent

>pier. I just need

>> > > the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster

>block as Terry

>> > > mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.

>> > >

>> > > Best regards,

>> > > Dave Rose

>> > >

>> > > --- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

>> > > > Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

>> > > > It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

>> > > > It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

>> > > > If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

>> > > > smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

>> > > > It will need something for the Az screws to push

>> > > > against.

>> > > >

>> > > > I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

>> > > > very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

>> > > >

>> > > > Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

>> > > >

>> > > > daveccd wrote:

>> > > > >

>> > > > > Hi Terry,

>> > > > >

>> > > > > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a

>pier too and

>> > > am in

>> > > > > need of these dimensions.

>> > > > > I would like to get everything ready for the big day

>in June when

>> > > my

>> > > > > 1200 arrives :)

>> > > > >

>> > >

>> > > To UNSUBSCRIBE, or for general information on the ap-gto list

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>> > >

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#4669 Mar 26, 2002

Marjorie:



Thanks Marjorie.

I'll can when if I decide to get one.



Larry



Marjorie Christen wrote: >

> We offer pier adapter plates for both the 900 and 1200 mounts. They

> include the azimuth adjuster block and the four black anodized, aluminum

> hand knobs. Remember, in addition to bolting inside our pier, we provide

> thru holes that allow you to bolt it on another flat plate. These plates

> are handy for people who want to have both permanent and portable

> setups.

>

> Part # S900PA - 900 pier adapter (all models of 900) - $140

> Part # S1200PA - 1200 pier adapter (all models of 1200) - $150

>

> Prices include shipping in US.

>

> Marjorie Christen

> Astro-Physics, Inc.

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Rockford, IL 61115

> Phone: 815-282-1513

> Fax: 815-282-9847

> www.astro-physics.com

> Please include this e-mail with your response.

>

> >-----Original Message-----

> >From: lopez@... [mailto:lopez@...]On Behalf Of Lawrence

> >D. Lopez

> >Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 10:37 AM

> >To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> >Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: 1200 Pier Adapter dimensions

> >

> >

> >What!!!! I thought a AP1200 plate

> >was hundreds. Could AP quote a

> >price please ?

> >

> >"Louis A. Mamakos" wrote:

> >>

> >> You can buy additional pier adapter plates from A-P for a

> >> fairly reasonable price. I bought another plate for my 900GTO

> >> and LeSeuer Astro-Pier from A-P for something like $65 or so.

> >> Even came with another set of thumbscrews.

> >>

> >> louie

> >>

> >> > I thought about doing that and

> >> > eventually gave up.

> >> >

> >> > So I have a pier without a top

> >> > plate.

> >> >

> >> > Sad but true.

> >> >

> >> > daveccd wrote:

> >> > >

> >> > > Hi Larry,

> >> > >

> >> > > I want to leave the AP plate on a portable pier. With the correct

> >> > > holes tapped on to my permanent pier I won't have to

> >keep un-bolting

> >> > > the AP plate and transfer it to the permanent pier. I have a 5/8"

> >> > > anodised aluminium plate on the top of my permanent

> >pier. I just need

> >> > > the positions for the tapped holes and the Az adjuster

> >block as Terry

> >> > > mentioned earlier. Any help from any one greatly appreciated.

> >> > >

> >> > > Best regards,

> >> > > Dave Rose

> >> > >

> >> > > --- In ap-gto@y..., "Lawrence D. Lopez" lopez@m...> wrote:

> >> > > > Why not just use the AP plate if you have one ?

> >> > > > It mounts very conveniently to any flat surface.

> >> > > > It works very well when doing small Az alignment.

> >> > > > If you make your own plate it has to have a nice

> >> > > > smooth surface for the AP1200 wedge to sit on.

> >> > > > It will need something for the Az screws to push

> >> > > > against.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > I have a AP pier and borrowed the plate and am

> >> > > > very happy with it mounted to the top of my pier.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > Larry Lopez, slowly getting things to work.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > daveccd wrote:

> >> > > > >

> >> > > > > Hi Terry,

> >> > > > >

> >> > > > > I'm glad you asked this question. I am preparing a

> >pier too and

> >> > > am in

> >> > > > > need of these dimensions.

> >> > > > > I would like to get everything ready for the big day

> >in June when

> >> > > my

> >> > > > > 1200 arrives :)

> >> > > > >

> >> > >

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