Re: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **


Apr 20, 2012

 


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#36026 Apr 20, 2012

To all,

We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount, which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec. - the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely error-free tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable limit functions.



Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3 Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is a robust imaging platform for remote observation.



The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders when you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to Astro-Physics to have them installed.



This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If you are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.



The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.



For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the 1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our 900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your order.



Please check out this link for more information:

www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf



Sign up on the notification list here:



www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm



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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#36028 Apr 20, 2012

Great looking mount! Now I really wish I were going to NEAF this year.

Looking forward to hearing more about APCC too. :-)



CH



On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Scott Hammonds

shammonds@...>wrote:

> **

>

>

> Nice!

>

> So, I am guessing this puppy will be in the observatory on the Big Island?

> LOL

>

> Scott Hammonds

> www.creatorsview.com

>

> From: Marj marj@...>

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

> Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:13:29 +0000

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

> "ap-ug@yahoogroups.com" ap-ug@yahoogroups.com>

> Subject: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **

>

>

> To all,

> We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount,

> which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec.

> - the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely

> error-free

> tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable

> limit

> functions.

>

> Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying

> capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and

> quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3

> Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics

> Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is

> a

> robust imaging platform for remote observation.

>

> The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of

> astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for

> simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders

> when

> you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are

> field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to

> Astro-Physics to have them installed.

>

> This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference

> (NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the

> Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If

> you

> are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.

>

> The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan

> to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the

> next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and

> NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.

>

> For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it

> will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider

> this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the

> 1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this

> announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO

> notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our

> 900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your

> order.

>

> Please check out this link for more information:

> www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf

>

> Sign up on the notification list here:

>

> www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm

>

> 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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>

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

>

>

>





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#36044 Apr 20, 2012

In a message dated 4/20/2012 3:59:16 PM Central Daylight Time,

joseph.gillman@... writes:



> Congrats on the new release, I will see it in person next weekend!

>

> Will it be compatible with the 10" piers of the AP1200, including my ATS

> portable pier?



10 inch piers, same as the 1200 mount. Fits nicely into the ATS portable

mount.



Rolando



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#36045 Apr 20, 2012

Nice job!!! A few questions, I must have missed it somewhere, price? In the

PDF picture, it shows the mount on a square pier top. Underneath, is that a

10" diameter pier? One thing I'd like to see is a delrin or some kind of

plastic block below the GTOCP3 Servo Control Box that has holes in it for

the cables to be clamped via a top cover and wingnut type arrangement so

that the cords aren't pulling on the box.







From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of

Marj

Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:13 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com; ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **











To all,

We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount,

which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec. -

the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely error-free

tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable limit

functions.



Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying

capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and

quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3

Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics

Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is a

robust imaging platform for remote observation.



The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of

astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for

simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders when

you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are

field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to

Astro-Physics to have them installed.



This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference

(NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the

Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If you

are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.



The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan

to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the

next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and

NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.



For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it

will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider

this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the

1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this

announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO

notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our

900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your

order.



Please check out this link for more information:

www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf



Sign up on the notification list here:



www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm



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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#36048 Apr 20, 2012

Scott,



That is the plan..... probably with two scopes.....





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 Scott Hammonds

Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:24 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **







Nice!



So, I am guessing this puppy will be in the observatory on the Big Island?

LOL



Scott Hammonds

www.creatorsview.com



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

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

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:13:29 +0000

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>>

Subject: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **



To all,

We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount,

which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec.

- the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely error-free

tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable limit

functions.



Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying

capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and

quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3

Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics

Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is a

robust imaging platform for remote observation.



The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of

astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for

simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders when

you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are

field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to

Astro-Physics to have them installed.



This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference

(NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the

Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If you

are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.



The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan

to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the

next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and

NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.



For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it

will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider

this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the

1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this

announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO

notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our

900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your

order.



Please check out this link for more information:

www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf



Sign up on the notification list here:



www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm



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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#36049 Apr 20, 2012

Okay, sign me up!



Scott Hammonds

www.creatorsview.com

Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless



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

From: Marj marj@...>

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

Sent: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 21:32:00 GMT+00:00

Subject: RE: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **



Scott,



That is the plan..... probably with two scopes.....





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

Scott Hammonds

Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:24 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **







Nice!



So, I am guessing this puppy will be in the observatory on the Big Island?

LOL



Scott Hammonds

www.creatorsview.com



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

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

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:13:29 +0000

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>>

Subject: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **



To all,

We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount,

which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec.

- the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely error-free

tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable limit

functions.



Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying

capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and

quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3

Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics

Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is a

robust imaging platform for remote observation.



The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of

astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for

simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders when

you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are

field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to

Astro-Physics to have them installed.



This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference

(NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the

Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If you

are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.



The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan

to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the

next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and

NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.



For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it

will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider

this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the

1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this

announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO

notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our

900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your

order.



Please check out this link for more information:

www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf



Sign up on the notification list here:



www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm



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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#36052 Apr 20, 2012

Dear All,



Maybe it is to early for that : do you have any indication whether the

encoders can improve the behaviour of the mount in windy (gusty)

conditions ?



Christian







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#36053 Apr 20, 2012

Very Very Nice!!! First off I am a very happy AP1200 owner, 2006, but this is definitely a nice upgrade. The payload capacity and encoders, cabling and portability are all tops! Good job and I will see you at NEAF. Next stop is for me to get on the list.



Regards,



Ken Tydeck



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#36055 Apr 20, 2012

Congrats on the new baby!! Kudos to you guys for continuing to upgrade your mounts and pushing the.technology.envelope. Definitely looks like an ME killer!

Don Anderson





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From: Marj marj@...>

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

Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:13:29 PM

Subject: [ap-gto] ** 1600GTO with optional Absolute Encoders **





.

To all,

We are very excited to announce our new 1600GTO German Equatorial mount, which features optional Absolute Encoders available for both R.A. and Dec. - the pinnacle of precision. Absolute Encoders provide completely error-free tracking, software readable absolute position, homing and customizable limit functions.



Additional features include: through-the-mount cabling, instrument carrying capacity of approximately 220 lbs. (100 kg), 0-78 degree latitude range and quick, automatic worm mesh. The 1600GTO includes the time-proven GTOCP3 Servo Control Box for reliable operation. When paired with Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC - scheduled to be released very soon), the 1600GTO is a robust imaging platform for remote observation.



The 1600GTO was designed to grow with you as you explore new avenues of astronomy. It can be used in its basic configuration with the Keypad for simple backyard observing or you can add the optional Absolute Encoders when you are ready for the most demanding astro-imaging. The encoders are field-upgradable so that you do not have to return the mount to Astro-Physics to have them installed.



This mount will have its debut at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NEAIC) next Thursday, April 26 and be featured at our booth at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF) during the weekend. If you are planning to attend, please stop by to check it out.



The pricing and delivery schedule have not been finalized, however we plan to have more information next week. Please do not call the office. For the next few days, we will be packing our equipment for transport to NEAIC and NEAF. We will add more information to our website after we return.



For those of you interested in the 1200GTO, we regret to inform you that it will no longer be available to purchase. Instead, you may want to consider this next generation mount in the same size class. Each person on the 1200GTO notification list will receive an e-mail today with this announcement. Their names will automatically be transferred to the 1600GTO notification list. If a smaller mount will suit your needs, consider our 900GTO. It is currently available for delivery within a few days of your order.



Please check out this link for more information:

www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/1600gto/1600gto.pdf



Sign up on the notification list here:



www.astro-physics.com/webdata/notify.htm



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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#36058 Apr 20, 2012

In a message dated 4/20/2012 5:23:35 PM Central Daylight Time,

christian.viladrich@... writes:



> Maybe it is to early for that : do you have any indication whether the

> encoders can improve the behaviour of the mount in windy (gusty)

> conditions ?

>

>



This mount won't move in windy gusty conditions. It is rock solid.



Rolando



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