Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order


Sep 13, 2012

 


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#37777 Sep 13, 2012

All,



We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!



The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for delivery of the first mounts is on time.



There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery. Call to order yours today or you can now order online.



Clear Skies!



Marj Christen

Vice President

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, 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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#37778 Sep 13, 2012

Hi, Marj



Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope (price or release date)?



Best regards,



Fernando



Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX. 2 on AT&T



-----Original message-----

From: Marj marj@...>

To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com" ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>, "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com" ap-ug@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order



All,



We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!



The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for delivery of the first mounts is on time.



There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery. Call to order yours today or you can now order online.



Clear Skies!



Marj Christen

Vice President

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, 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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#37779 Sep 13, 2012

Fernando,



Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon. We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not established yet.





Clear Skies!



Marj Christen

Vice President

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, 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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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order







Hi, Marj



Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope (price or release date)?



Best regards,



Fernando



Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T



-----Original message-----

From: Marj marj@...mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>" ap-gto@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>, "ap-ug@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>" ap-ug@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order



All,



We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!



The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for delivery of the first mounts is on time.



There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery. Call to order yours today or you can now order online.



Clear Skies!



Marj Christen

Vice President

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, 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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#37780 Sep 13, 2012

Marj,



Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

a possible timeline would be nice.



Anthony.



???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????: >

> Fernando,

>

> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

> We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

> ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

> established yet.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

> Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> Hi, Marj

>

> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

> (price or release date)?

>

> Best regards,

>

> Fernando

>

> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

>

> -----Original message-----

> From: Marj marj@...

> mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

> To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

> ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>,

> "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>"

> ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> All,

>

> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

> very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>

> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

> nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

> delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>

> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

> Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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#37782 Sep 13, 2012

I did some preliminary testing two nights ago on the new Barlow design. Compared to the original, there is no contest. The new one has a much wider field with sharp round stars than the old one. I compared it to the Baader FFC and the results were almost identical at 2x magnification. I used my Sony NEX-7 which has an APS size chip along with a 130F6.3 and a 175F8 refractor. This was a quickie test just to see if the star sizes produced by this optic were equal to what the optical design said they would be. I will follow up with more extensive tests using my QSI683 CCD camera and some long guided images. I will post some of the images later in the Files section.



Rolando





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

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis ayiomami@...>

To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:13 pm

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order





Marj,



Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

a possible timeline would be nice.



Anthony.



???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????: >

> Fernando,

>

> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

> We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

> ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

> established yet.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

> Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> Hi, Marj

>

> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

> (price or release date)?

>

> Best regards,

>

> Fernando

>

> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

>

> -----Original message-----

> From: Marj marj@...

> mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

> To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

> ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>,

> "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>"

> ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> All,

>

> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

> very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>

> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

> nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

> delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>

> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

> Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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#37783 Sep 13, 2012

Really good news, Rolando!



Anthony.



???? 9/13/2012 22:40, ?/? chris1011@... ??????: >

>

> I did some preliminary testing two nights ago on the new Barlow

> design. Compared to the original, there is no contest. The new one has

> a much wider field with sharp round stars than the old one. I compared

> it to the Baader FFC and the results were almost identical at 2x

> magnification. I used my Sony NEX-7 which has an APS size chip along

> with a 130F6.3 and a 175F8 refractor. This was a quickie test just to

> see if the star sizes produced by this optic were equal to what the

> optical design said they would be. I will follow up with more

> extensive tests using my QSI683 CCD camera and some long guided

> images. I will post some of the images later in the Files section.

>

> Rolando

>

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

> From: Anthony Ayiomamitis ayiomami@...

> mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr>>

> To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:13 pm

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> Marj,

>

> Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

> a possible timeline would be nice.

>

> Anthony.

>

> ???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????:

> >

> > Fernando,

> >

> > Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

> > We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

> > ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

> > established yet.

> >

> > Clear Skies!

> >

> > Marj Christen

> > Vice President

> > Astro-Physics, Inc

> > 11250 Forest Hills Road

> > Machesney Park, 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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> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

> > Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

> > Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

> >

> > Hi, Marj

> >

> > Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

> > (price or release date)?

> >

> > Best regards,

> >

> > Fernando

> >

> > Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

> >

> > -----Original message-----

> > From: Marj marj@... mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>

> > mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

> > To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

> > ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>,

> > "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>"

> > ap-ug@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

> > Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

> > Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

> >

> > All,

> >

> > We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

> > very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

> >

> > The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

> > nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

> > delivery of the first mounts is on time.

> >

> > There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

> > Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

> >

> > Clear Skies!

> >

> > Marj Christen

> > Vice President

> > Astro-Physics, Inc

> > 11250 Forest Hills Road

> > Machesney Park, 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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#37785 Sep 13, 2012

Marj,



This is excellent and please remember to notify the group when the info

is up on the AP website.



The timing is very good since many targets I have in mind which could

use such a barlow will be seasonal very shortly as well as those over

the winter.



Thanks!



Anthony.



???? 9/13/2012 23:01, ?/? Marj ??????: >

> We are just about ready to go with the Barlow. Just need to prepare

> the website info. Roland is quite pleased with how well it works off

> axis. Stay tuned.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

> Behalf Of Anthony Ayiomamitis

> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:13 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> Marj,

>

> Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

> a possible timeline would be nice.

>

> Anthony.

>

> ???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????:

> >

> > Fernando,

> >

> > Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

> > We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

> > ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

> > established yet.

> >

> > Clear Skies!

> >

> > Marj Christen

> > Vice President

> > Astro-Physics, Inc

> > 11250 Forest Hills Road

> > Machesney Park, 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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> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

> > Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

> > Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

> >

> > Hi, Marj

> >

> > Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

> > (price or release date)?

> >

> > Best regards,

> >

> > Fernando

> >

> > Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

> >

> > -----Original message-----

> > From: Marj marj@...

> mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>

> > mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

> > To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

> > ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>,

> > "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>"

> > ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>

> > mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

> > Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

> > Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

> >

> > All,

> >

> > We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

> > very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

> >

> > The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

> > nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

> > delivery of the first mounts is on time.

> >

> > There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

> > Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

> >

> > Clear Skies!

> >

> > Marj Christen

> > Vice President

> > Astro-Physics, Inc

> > 11250 Forest Hills Road

> > Machesney Park, 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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#37786 Sep 14, 2012

Thank you for asking the question.. I didn't want to so I wouldn't sound like a pest but I really, really want one of these for ny Mach 1. ;)



John Sillasen

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Marj marj@...> wrote:

>

> Fernando,

>

> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon. We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not established yet.

>

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, 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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> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

>

>

> Hi, Marj

>

> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope (price or release date)?

>

> Best regards,

>

> Fernando

>

> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

>

> -----Original message-----

> From: Marj marj@...mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

> To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>" ap-gto@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>>, "ap-ug@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>" ap-ug@yahoogroups.commailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

> All,

>

> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>

> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>

> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery. Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>

> Clear Skies!

>

> Marj Christen

> Vice President

> Astro-Physics, Inc

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Machesney Park, IL 61115

> Phone: 815-282-1513

> Fax: 815-282-9847

> www.astro-physics.com

> Please include this e-mail with your response.

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>

>

>

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#37797 Sep 16, 2012

Hi,

I was wondering if this new Barlow lens could be of any use for

planetary photography ?

For example, is there any improvement of the chromatic correction from

300 nm to 1000 nm compared to the "old" X2 Barlow lens ?



Best regards



Christian



Le 13/09/2012 19:40, chris1011@... a .crit : > I did some preliminary testing two nights ago on the new Barlow design. Compared to the original, there is no contest. The new one has a much wider field with sharp round stars than the old one. I compared it to the Baader FFC and the results were almost identical at 2x magnification. I used my Sony NEX-7 which has an APS size chip along with a 130F6.3 and a 175F8 refractor. This was a quickie test just to see if the star sizes produced by this optic were equal to what the optical design said they would be. I will follow up with more extensive tests using my QSI683 CCD camera and some long guided images. I will post some of the images later in the Files section.

>

> Rolando

>

>

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

> From: Anthony Ayiomamitis ayiomami@...>

> To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:13 pm

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

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> Marj,

>

> Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

> a possible timeline would be nice.

>

> Anthony.

>

> ???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????:

>> Fernando,

>>

>> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

>> We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

>> ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

>> established yet.

>>

>> Clear Skies!

>>

>> Marj Christen

>> Vice President

>> Astro-Physics, Inc

>> 11250 Forest Hills Road

>> Machesney Park, 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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>> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

>> Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

>> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

>> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>

>> Hi, Marj

>>

>> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

>> (price or release date)?

>>

>> Best regards,

>>

>> Fernando

>>

>> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

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>> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>

>> All,

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>> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

>> very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>>

>> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

>> nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

>> delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>>

>> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

>> Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>>

>> Clear Skies!

>>

>> Marj Christen

>> Vice President

>> Astro-Physics, Inc

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>> Machesney Park, IL 61115

>> Phone: 815-282-1513

>> Fax: 815-282-9847

>> www.astro-physics.com

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#37803 Sep 17, 2012

I don't think you will find any lens capable of imaging at 300nm, which is deep in the U.V. Most glass is opaque at that wavelength. You would need to use only mirrors in your system, and even a Maksutov corrector would severely limit the light coming thru at 300nm.



Rolando





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Sent: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 3:25 am

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Hi,

I was wondering if this new Barlow lens could be of any use for

planetary photography ?

For example, is there any improvement of the chromatic correction from

300 nm to 1000 nm compared to the "old" X2 Barlow lens ?



Best regards



Christian



Le 13/09/2012 19:40, chris1011@... a .crit : > I did some preliminary testing two nights ago on the new Barlow design.

Compared to the original, there is no contest. The new one has a much wider

field with sharp round stars than the old one. I compared it to the Baader FFC

and the results were almost identical at 2x magnification. I used my Sony NEX-7

which has an APS size chip along with a 130F6.3 and a 175F8 refractor. This was

a quickie test just to see if the star sizes produced by this optic were equal

to what the optical design said they would be. I will follow up with more

extensive tests using my QSI683 CCD camera and some long guided images. I will

post some of the images later in the Files section. >

> Rolando

>

>

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

> From: Anthony Ayiomamitis ayiomami@...>

> To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:13 pm

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

>

> Marj,

>

> Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

> a possible timeline would be nice.

>

> Anthony.

>

> ???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????:

>> Fernando,

>>

>> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

>> We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

>> ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

>> established yet.

>>

>> Clear Skies!

>>

>> Marj Christen

>> Vice President

>> Astro-Physics, Inc

>> 11250 Forest Hills Road

>> Machesney Park, 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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>> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

>> Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

>> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

>> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>

>> Hi, Marj

>>

>> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

>> (price or release date)?

>>

>> Best regards,

>>

>> Fernando

>>

>> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

>>

>> -----Original message-----

>> From: Marj marj@...

>> mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

>> To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

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>> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

>> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>

>> All,

>>

>> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

>> very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>>

>> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

>> nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

>> delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>>

>> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

>> Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>>

>> Clear Skies!

>>

>> Marj Christen

>> Vice President

>> Astro-Physics, Inc

>> 11250 Forest Hills Road

>> Machesney Park, 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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#37811 Sep 17, 2012

Hi Chris,



You are right to point out some of the issues associated with UV light

observation.



For Venus observation in UV light, some people have built Barlow with a

signle lens fuse silica lens to correctly transmit UV light.



UV filter such as this one used for Venus transmits from 320 to 380 nm:

www.astrodon.com/products/filters/uvenus_filter/



Of course, this is to be used preferably with reflectors (DK,

Cassegrain, Newton).



One of the other point is that current sensors are not very sensitive to

UV light, but this situation seems to change favourably (eg. EV76C661

sensor).



In the of the day, it would make sense for people interested in

planetary imaging to have a Barlow lens covering say about 330-340 nm to

1000 nm. But I agree this is a very specialized application ;-)



Best regards



Christian



Le 17/09/2012 15:48, chris1011@... a .crit : > I don't think you will find any lens capable of imaging at 300nm, which is deep in the U.V. Most glass is opaque at that wavelength. You would need to use only mirrors in your system, and even a Maksutov corrector would severely limit the light coming thru at 300nm.

>

> Rolando

>

>

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

> From: viladrich christian christian.viladrich@...>

> To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 3:25 am

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>

>

> Hi,

> I was wondering if this new Barlow lens could be of any use for

> planetary photography ?

> For example, is there any improvement of the chromatic correction from

> 300 nm to 1000 nm compared to the "old" X2 Barlow lens ?

>

> Best regards

>

> Christian

>

> Le 13/09/2012 19:40, chris1011@... a .crit :

>> I did some preliminary testing two nights ago on the new Barlow design.

> Compared to the original, there is no contest. The new one has a much wider

> field with sharp round stars than the old one. I compared it to the Baader FFC

> and the results were almost identical at 2x magnification. I used my Sony NEX-7

> which has an APS size chip along with a 130F6.3 and a 175F8 refractor. This was

> a quickie test just to see if the star sizes produced by this optic were equal

> to what the optical design said they would be. I will follow up with more

> extensive tests using my QSI683 CCD camera and some long guided images. I will

> post some of the images later in the Files section.

>> Rolando

>>

>>

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

>> From: Anthony Ayiomamitis ayiomami@...>

>> To: ap-gto ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

>> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:13 pm

>> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>

>>

>> Marj,

>>

>> Any news on the new AP barlow for CCD and DSO imaging? If nothing else,

>> a possible timeline would be nice.

>>

>> Anthony.

>>

>> ???? 9/13/2012 21:05, ?/? Marj ??????:

>>> Fernando,

>>>

>>> Some of the parts have been made. The remainder will be finished soon.

>>> We are working on the adapters for the various mounts. We should be

>>> ready to ship sometime in October. More news soon. Pricing not

>>> established yet.

>>>

>>> Clear Skies!

>>>

>>> Marj Christen

>>> Vice President

>>> Astro-Physics, Inc

>>> 11250 Forest Hills Road

>>> Machesney Park, 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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>>> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>>> [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>] On

>>> Behalf Of Fernando Rivera

>>> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:45 PM

>>> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>

>>> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>>

>>> Hi, Marj

>>>

>>> Any new details yet, regarding the upcoming right angle polar scope

>>> (price or release date)?

>>>

>>> Best regards,

>>>

>>> Fernando

>>>

>>> Sent from my MOTOROLA ATRIX(tm) 2 on AT&T

>>>

>>> -----Original message-----

>>> From: Marj marj@...

>>> mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>mailto:marj%40astro-physics.com>>

>>> To: "ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>>> mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>"

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>>> "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

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>>> ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

>>> mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:ap-ug%40yahoogroups.com>>

>>> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 17:26:24 GMT+00:00

>>> Subject: [ap-gto] 1600GTO - Invitation to order

>>>

>>> All,

>>>

>>> We have just assembled the first production 1600GTO mount and it is

>>> very impressive! We plan to post a photo sometime next week!

>>>

>>> The remainder of the parts for the first group of 1600GTO mounts is

>>> nearly ready for painting and assembly. The October estimate for

>>> delivery of the first mounts is on time.

>>>

>>> There are still some mounts available for February and March delivery.

>>> Call to order yours today or you can now order online.

>>>

>>> Clear Skies!

>>>

>>> Marj Christen

>>> Vice President

>>> Astro-Physics, Inc

>>> 11250 Forest Hills Road

>>> Machesney Park, 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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