Re: [ap-gto] A marriage made in heaven


Aug 17, 2006

 


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#15656 Aug 17, 2006

Congratulations, Anthony!



Rich



> Folks,

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> My newly arrived AP1200GTO finally cleared customs earlier today and I

> just set the beast up with my AP160 which was received last year. What

> a beautiful sight to look at such wonderful optics and engineering

> mated together and ready to do what they do best ... collect photons

> with great care and accuracy.

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> I am eager for astro twilight to come to an end very shortly so that I

> can start finetuning my polar alignment, to measure PEC and to proceed

> with the programming thereof. If I get lucky I will also capture

> Cassiopeia in mid-morning when it has gained some altitude for "first

> light" using this wonderful combination of equipment (I am debating

> between M103 and NGC 457).

>

> Rolando, words are cheap but T-H-A-N-K-S for making such serious

> quality equipment available!

>

> Anthony.

>

> PS. If I can make one very small recommendation: the knobs on the

> counterweights are made from plastic and it would be nice if something

> stronger (metallic) could be used. One of the knobs from my Losmandy

> counterweights snapped after eleven years of use and it is something

> that should not have happened one way or another.

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