Re: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO notification has begun & updates announced


Oct 2, 2001

 


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#3677 Oct 2, 2001

Today, we started the notification process for the 1200GTO list. This

production run is already well underway - we have parts everywhere!

We expect the first mounts of this run to ship in January.



Please go to www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm for

additional information.



We plan to announce the next production runs for the telescopes later

this year or early next year. We will begin the notification process

for the 900GTO in a few months. The next 600EGTO and 400GTO

production runs have not been scheduled yet.



Marj Christen

Astro-Physics



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#3679 Oct 2, 2001

:-) !!!!



--

Mark Jenkins

www.bigcigarastronomy.com



on 10/2/01 3:22 PM, marj@... at marj@... wrote:

> Today, we started the notification process for the 1200GTO list. This

> production run is already well underway - we have parts everywhere!

> We expect the first mounts of this run to ship in January.

>

> Please go to www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm for

> additional information.

>

> We plan to announce the next production runs for the telescopes later

> this year or early next year. We will begin the notification process

> for the 900GTO in a few months. The next 600EGTO and 400GTO

> production runs have not been scheduled yet.

>

> Marj Christen

> Astro-Physics

>

>



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#3681 Oct 2, 2001

YES.....I was officially notified at 10:15 this morning to put 50%

down for my mount! Finally!

Robert



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#3682 Oct 2, 2001

You are a lucky guy! You're going to love that mount. (I've had mine almost

9 months.)

Bert



Bert Katzung

katzung1@...

www.astronomy-images.com

----- Original Message -----

From: "Robert Davidson" Iseestarz@...>

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Tuesday, 02 October, 2001 7:24 PM

Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO notification has begun!





> YES.....I was officially notified at 10:15 this morning to put 50%

> down for my mount! Finally!

> Robert

>

>

>

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

> see groups.yahoo.com/group/ap-gto

>

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>

>



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#3684 Oct 3, 2001

I just got my email notification, but since I received a 900GTO a few

months ago I just canceled my 1200 order. So someone's gonna get one

a little quicker :-)



-Ken



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#3735 Oct 8, 2001

--- In ap-gto@y..., ksablin@t... wrote: > I just got my email notification, but since I received a 900GTO a

> few months ago I just canceled my 1200 order. So someone's gonna

> get one a little quicker :-)



When did you put your name on The List?

I'm wondering what my odds are this time around.

I applied 7/2000; no e-mail so far... :-(



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#3751 Oct 9, 2001

I signed up on January 9, 2000.

Good luck!

-Ken



--- In ap-gto@y..., james-egroups@j... wrote:

>

> When did you put your name on The List?

> I'm wondering what my odds are this time around.

> I applied 7/2000; no e-mail so far... :-(



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#3752 Oct 9, 2001

I signed up in late March of 2000 and have not been notified. But the

process can take a month or two. For example, based on the date Marj said

600EGTO notifications had begun early this year, and the date of my 600EGTO

notification email, two months (IIRC) had passed. So take heart, if could be

a month or two (or more) before the last notifications are made.



Jeff

----- Original Message -----

From: ksablin@...>

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 9:56 AM

Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO notification has begun!





> I signed up on January 9, 2000.

> Good luck!

> -Ken

>

>

> --- In ap-gto@y..., james-egroups@j... wrote:

> >

> > When did you put your name on The List?

> > I'm wondering what my odds are this time around.

> > I applied 7/2000; no e-mail so far... :-(

>

>

>

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

> see groups.yahoo.com/group/ap-gto

>

> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

>

>



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#3753 Oct 9, 2001

Jeff and all,

So far, we have notified people who have been on the 1200GTO list

from October '99 to early March 2000. We are giving people about 2

weeks to respond so this will be a slow process, probably longer than

two months.



If you are contacted and do not plan to order, please let us know

your intentions right away so that we can contact the next person on

the list. Many thanks,

Marj

--- In ap-gto@y..., "Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky" jgortatows@a...> wrote:

> I signed up in late March of 2000 and have not been notified. But

the

> process can take a month or two. For example, based on the date

Marj said

> 600EGTO notifications had begun early this year, and the date of my

600EGTO

> notification email, two months (IIRC) had passed. So take heart, if

could be

> a month or two (or more) before the last notifications are made.

>

> Jeff

>

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

> From: ksablin@t...>

> To: ap-gto@y...>

> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 9:56 AM

> Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 1200GTO notification has begun!

>

>

> > I signed up on January 9, 2000.

> > Good luck!

> > -Ken

> >

> >

> > --- In ap-gto@y..., james-egroups@j... wrote:

> > >

> > > When did you put your name on The List?

> > > I'm wondering what my odds are this time around.

> > > I applied 7/2000; no e-mail so far... :-(

> >

> >

> >

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

> > see groups.yahoo.com/group/ap-gto

> >

> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

> >

> >







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#3783 Oct 12, 2001

I was contacted and ordered my new 1200GTO today, I got on the list

Jan.2000

Delivery around Feb.2002 . The timing for me is perfect as my new 9"

f2.5 Schmidt

should be done around Jan. All I need is more hours on the weekends for

machining.



Richard



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#9630 Feb 10 5:09 PM

To all,



The notification process for the 1200GTO has begun. If you are signed up on the 1200GTO list, please watch for our e-mails and letter, particularly if you signed up in the latter half of 2001 or early 2002. Check the notification Update section of our website for details: www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm



This is the text of the What's New section of the website. Please go to the side bar on our website and click What's New to gain access to all of the links:



The new 2004 model of the 1200GTO German Equatorial is officially introduced today with new information and photos. If you are interested specifically in the improvements, you can skip to the 2004 Improvements section. We are pleased that many of the new mechanical features of this mount are also available as upgrades to previous models of the 1200GTO. Check out our new 1200 Mount Upgrades and Spare Parts for these items. In the future, we will prepare a similar page for other mounts. All mount owners can review the new Electronics - Control Box, Keypad, Controllers and Cables section. At this time, most of the items pertain to the GTO and SMD mounts, however the section will be expanded to include components from previous mounts. Check back now and then. Since many of the new sections above refer to previous models of the 1200 mount, we prepared a Brief History of the 1200 Mount as a reference. Owners of other mounts, may be able to gain some insight into their own mounts as well. The letter designations at the end of the mount part numbers indicate the drive system.





Clear skies,

Marj 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.



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#9633 Feb 11 6:16 AM

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Marjorie Christen" marj@a...> wrote: > To all,

>

> The notification process for the 1200GTO has begun. If you are

signed up on the 1200GTO list, please watch for our e-mails and

letter, particularly if you signed up in the latter half of 2001 or

early 2002. Check the notification Update section of our website for

details: www.astro-physics.com/availability/not_update.htm >





Hi Marj,



I just had a look at the update page...great improvements for the

1200 for sure!



But I noticed something on the Dec axis: have you removed the damp

knobs on the new models?



Gilles



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#9634 Feb 11 8:10 AM

In a message dated 2/11/2004 8:18:48 AM Central Standard Time,

gilovision2@... writes:



> But I noticed something on the Dec axis: have you removed the damp

> knobs on the new models?

>

> Gilles

>



Yes, the dampers are gone. After extensive testing we found they were

unnecessary and can lead to inaccurate guiding when tightened down too much. There is

enough internal damping in the new design to eliminate movement in windy

conditions so external adjustment is not needed.



Roland Christen





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#9635 Feb 11 8:32 AM

Dans un e-mail dat. du 11/02/2004 17:15:44 Paris, Madrid, chris1011@... a

.crit :



> There is

> enough internal damping in the new design to eliminate movement in windy

> conditions so external adjustment is not needed.



Is astronomy in windy conditions a good idea? Hmmm.....better stay at home...



Gilles C.





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