Mount includes a custom designed mounting plate which allows the AP800 to accept a Robin Casady 12" dovetail saddle which will mount all Losmandy D (4") series dovetail plates. The custom ½" thick black anodized alum. plate has multiple sets of s-steel reinforced holes to mount the saddle in 4 positions: centered or various offsets which allow heavy OTA's, cameras, CCD, etc. to be balanced while providing full support to the dovetail plate. Accomplished w/o the need to add weight to the front of the OTA.
Mount features a 6" gear w/ s-steel worm providing +- 5 sec. periodic error. Manual slow-motion adjustable no-backlash clutches. Equatorial head: 45 lbs w/o custom plate/saddle.
The Casady 12" dovetail saddle is designed to allow plates to be tipped into place as opposed to typical dovetails which require you to line up and slide the plate in. This is a distinct advantage when mounting heavy OTA's in the dark.
Available Losmandy D series plates mount AP, etc. 4-7" refractors, Celestron and Meade SC's, cameras, guide scopes and piggyback systems.
DSC: JMI NGC-miniMAX (v 2.87) w/ AP installed encoders.
New (2002) AP 8010 hand controller w/ 2x, 9x slew, sidereal, solar, lunar and variable driving rates. Dual axis stepper motor drives.
AP Polar Finder Scope w/cordless illuminated reticle.
AP 48 inch portable pier, 8 inch diameter
Two 9lb. AP s-steel counterweights.
Cable to interface AP controller to a ST-4 auto guider.
Manuals for AP800 and JMI-miniMAX.
Items not included:
C8 pictured in images.
Please see the Casady and Losmandy websites for additional info.
AP800 head & DSC: like-new. Saddle, cust. plate/controller: new-perfect. Pier: excellent cond. w/ some minor scuffs/chips to the paint from normal use.
Asking Price: $2,950 + shipping. MO/PayPal (credit card please add $50)
Delivery ~250 miles in Chicago area.