Re: [ap-gto] 1600 GTO - more information


Apr 25, 2012

 


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#36187 Apr 25, 2012

Here is more information regarding the new 1600GTO,including some comparisons to the 1200 GTO. We hope to introduce many of you to this newest addition to our lineup at NEAIC and NEAF. See you there.



* Use the clutches to balance your scope, then you can lock down it down .if you want (using bolts) for a permanent setup.

* Clutches .are same design as Mach1 and 3600 - no clutch plugs

* Gear mesh procedure is fast and accurate.

* Larger Dec. Axis .and beefier side plates allow more weight capacity and is more.resistant to wind load..

* Larger Dec. gearwheel provides more precise guiding in Dec.

* 2" Diameter opening for internal cabling..

* Meridian delay feature allows you to image up to six hours past the meridian..

* Uses same counterweights, mounting plates, piers and power supplies as the 1200 GTO.

* Robust Swiss DC servo motor drive uses the same motor/motor encoder as the larger 3600GTO mount. These motors have proven their reliability in the extreme Antarctic environment where they operate 24/7 for an entire winter season..

* The servo drive system includes the GTOCP3 Control Box and Keypad; .both with proven reliability in the field. .

* Breaks down into manageable components, allowing it.to be transportable..

* Modular design philosophy allows you to purchase the basic mount initially, then add other options as needed: polar scope (if you are portable), RA And Dec. Absolute Encoders (for tracking precision, limits and homing), or just the RA Absolute Encoder if tracking .is your only concern.



Control your 1600GTO (or any of our .GTO mounts) using the Keypad, computer or your mobile device.

* The Keypad (included) is a fully-functional hand- held computer..

* Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) is a PC-based interface offering advanced control options including 3D modeling of telescope position, editable horizon limits, meridian delay settings, dual-model pointing and tracking rate correction even with the telescope in.the counterweight UP position

* Planetarium programs that use our fully-supported ASCOM driver. Note:.for optimal control using TheSky, we recommend controlling .through our ASCOM driver

* Mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad can use the SkySafari app to control the mount through the SkyFi WI-Fi - to - serial adapter..

* Mac Planetarium programs

* Write your own software..



Thank you for reading this far,

Marj Christen



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#36195 Apr 25, 2012

Hi Marj,



Thanks for the additional information, can't wait to see it in person this

weekend. Will you have pricing established by show time?



Thanks

Dean







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

From: marjchristen

Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:46 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [ap-gto] 1600 GTO - more information





Here is more information regarding the new 1600GTO,including some

comparisons to the 1200 GTO. We hope to introduce many of you to this newest

addition to our lineup at NEAIC and NEAF. See you there.



* Use the clutches to balance your scope, then you can lock down it down if

you want (using bolts) for a permanent setup.

* Clutches are same design as Mach1 and 3600 - no clutch plugs

* Gear mesh procedure is fast and accurate.

* Larger Dec. Axis and beefier side plates allow more weight capacity and

is more resistant to wind load.

* Larger Dec. gearwheel provides more precise guiding in Dec.

* 2" Diameter opening for internal cabling.

* Meridian delay feature allows you to image up to six hours past the

meridian.

* Uses same counterweights, mounting plates, piers and power supplies as the

1200 GTO.

* Robust Swiss DC servo motor drive uses the same motor/motor encoder as the

larger 3600GTO mount. These motors have proven their reliability in the

extreme Antarctic environment where they operate 24/7 for an entire winter

season.

* The servo drive system includes the GTOCP3 Control Box and Keypad; both

with proven reliability in the field.

* Breaks down into manageable components, allowing it to be transportable.

* Modular design philosophy allows you to purchase the basic mount

initially, then add other options as needed: polar scope (if you are

portable), RA And Dec. Absolute Encoders (for tracking precision, limits and

homing), or just the RA Absolute Encoder if tracking is your only concern.



Control your 1600GTO (or any of our GTO mounts) using the Keypad, computer

or your mobile device.

* The Keypad (included) is a fully-functional hand- held computer.

* Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) is a PC-based interface offering

advanced control options including 3D modeling of telescope position,

editable horizon limits, meridian delay settings, dual-model pointing and

tracking rate correction even with the telescope in the counterweight UP

position

* Planetarium programs that use our fully-supported ASCOM driver. Note: for

optimal control using TheSky, we recommend controlling through our ASCOM

driver

* Mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad can use the SkySafari app to

control the mount through the SkyFi WI-Fi - to - serial adapter.

* Mac Planetarium programs

* Write your own software.



Thank you for reading this far,

Marj Christen







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#36196 Apr 25, 2012

Thanks a lot for these information.



Any chance the new polar scope can be used on the AP1200 ?



Best



Christian Viladrich



Le 25/04/2012 16:46, marjchristen a .crit : > Here is more information regarding the new 1600GTO,including some comparisons to the 1200 GTO. We hope to introduce many of you to this newest addition to our lineup at NEAIC and NEAF. See you there.

>

> * Use the clutches to balance your scope, then you can lock down it down if you want (using bolts) for a permanent setup.

> * Clutches are same design as Mach1 and 3600 - no clutch plugs

> * Gear mesh procedure is fast and accurate.

> * Larger Dec. Axis and beefier side plates allow more weight capacity and is more resistant to wind load.

> * Larger Dec. gearwheel provides more precise guiding in Dec.

> * 2" Diameter opening for internal cabling.

> * Meridian delay feature allows you to image up to six hours past the meridian.

> * Uses same counterweights, mounting plates, piers and power supplies as the 1200 GTO.

> * Robust Swiss DC servo motor drive uses the same motor/motor encoder as the larger 3600GTO mount. These motors have proven their reliability in the extreme Antarctic environment where they operate 24/7 for an entire winter season.

> * The servo drive system includes the GTOCP3 Control Box and Keypad; both with proven reliability in the field.

> * Breaks down into manageable components, allowing it to be transportable.

> * Modular design philosophy allows you to purchase the basic mount initially, then add other options as needed: polar scope (if you are portable), RA And Dec. Absolute Encoders (for tracking precision, limits and homing), or just the RA Absolute Encoder if tracking is your only concern.

>

> Control your 1600GTO (or any of our GTO mounts) using the Keypad, computer or your mobile device.

> * The Keypad (included) is a fully-functional hand- held computer.

> * Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) is a PC-based interface offering advanced control options including 3D modeling of telescope position, editable horizon limits, meridian delay settings, dual-model pointing and tracking rate correction even with the telescope in the counterweight UP position

> * Planetarium programs that use our fully-supported ASCOM driver. Note: for optimal control using TheSky, we recommend controlling through our ASCOM driver

> * Mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad can use the SkySafari app to control the mount through the SkyFi WI-Fi - to - serial adapter.

> * Mac Planetarium programs

> * Write your own software.

>

> Thank you for reading this far,

> Marj Christen

>

>

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