Found what I was looking for (an AP400GTO)...Thanks Steve!!!
Looking to upgrade? I just moved to a house with limited imaging
opportunities dictating a more portable mount than my AP900GTO.
I'm looking for an astrophotography proven lightweight GOTO mount in a
size category of an AP400 or a GPDX as a trade + cash for my AP900GTO.
The AP900GTO is in super shape and is fully capable of unguided
astrophotography, particularly with PPEC programmed. The images above
were unguided Ha images taken with the SXV-H9 CCD camera. I have upgraded
the control box and hand controller with the latest firmware.
I have the AP900, 2 18# stainless steel counterweights, rubber guard for
the handset, illuminated polar finder, Losmandy compatible Dovetail adapter,
and PC Serial cable. I also have a Heavy Duty MI-8P white powdercoated 8” pier.
Let me know what you have. I’d greatly prefer not to ship all of this
(particularly the pier), but we can talk about that. I’ll leave this a few
days and choose the person with the best portable mount for trade. I’m not
looking to gouge for this hard to find mount. I value my setup at what I
paid for it all within last year, about $6500 for the mount+accessories and
$500 for the pier, all plus shipping.
Thanks for looking!