Astro-Physics 400GTO


 Info  Votes  Messages  More Stats  Up One Level
image
Brand and Model:Astro-Physics 400GTO
Price ($USD):$3590.00
Type:Equatorial
Attributes:checkedMotorized un-checkedPEC checkedGoto
Electric Power:12V
Weight (lbs.):21
Description:400 German Equatorial Head with Servo Drive, Go-To Keypad Controller and DigitalSky Voice software. Need to add mounting plate. Choose: DOVE08, DOVE15, FP1500 or DOVELM

21lbs eq. Head Weight
18lbs capacity

Astro-Physics' 400GTO Page

Ed Ting's Overview of the Astro-Physics Mounts

Vote Highlights Vote
Astro-Physics 400GTO
For years I was in denial. The 400GTO was just too @#$% expensive, I did't need bells & whistles, too hard to find, the decade-long wait list..., etc. I had all the excuses burned into my skull. I played around with a few small equatorials and managed to lose bucks on every resale. If I hadn't owned a 600E GTO for several years, I may have avoided the inevitable conclusion -- nothing quite measures up to a GTO. I decided to stop mount hopping and go directly to the long-term solution. The quest took several months, but that time is now a fond memory. I've found my 400GTO, and it's as good as advertised. The look of uncompromising machine and finish work, the sound of precision servos, the touch of well-placed controls, the elegant softare....{sigh}. It's a shame there aren't more of these mounts to go around...

Overall Rating: 10
Performance:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.146.93)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=348572


Astro-Physics 400GTO
1996 400QMD: QMDs were replaced by the GTOs several years ago. Unfortunately, there aren't enough GTOs to meet the demand (big surprise there!). A QMD is the same precision mount minus servos, a computer, and the big price tag. I have a NGC-MAX with AP encoders and the QMD gets me around the sky quite well. The mount carries my 130EDFS for visual work and needs to be well-balanced. The level of engineering is timeless and there's a lot of life left in this mount.

Overall Rating: 9
Performance:9 Ease of Use:9 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.149.94)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=328385

Click here to see all votes (2 total)
[Click Here to Login]
Don't have a login? Register!