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Old 16-09-2018, 02:46 PM
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AP Stowaway

Got a nice surprise from AP, seems after putting my name down in 2002 for a Traveller (no longer produced) I’ll finally be getting one of these puppies instead.

http://www.astro-physics.com/product...665/92f665.htm

and before Christmas

Might have to sell my beloved Takahashi FSQ85....(BTW, pm me if you are interested in the Taka)
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Old 16-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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Nice!
Look forward to a review
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Old 16-09-2018, 03:28 PM
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16 years!! And I thought my 6 month wait for the Mach1 was a long time!

Enjoy.
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Old 16-09-2018, 03:58 PM
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Congratulations Peter, wonderful news and what a joy to get a brand new AP scope - quite likely the most refined 92mm telescope in the history of humanity.
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Old 17-09-2018, 05:17 PM
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Congratulations Peter, wonderful news and what a joy to get a brand new AP scope - quite likely the most refined 92mm telescope in the history of humanity.
Interestingly Roland Christen clearly has optimised this pocket-rocket for the digital age. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it performs compared to similar offerings.

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Old 20-09-2018, 05:35 PM
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Paid the deposit today. AP just confirmed a December delivery and the One than Must be Obeyed said she wouldn’t mind going to South America next year...conveniently around the same time as the Moon’s shadow

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Old 26-09-2018, 12:55 PM
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16 years!! And I thought my 6 month wait for the Mach1 was a long time!

Enjoy.
I think a few people thought the wait time was BS....AP also sent me a letter which arrived yesterday...a partial scan attached. No BS.

"Good things come to those that wait" but 16+ years is sort'a getting Biblically epic
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I was on this back in april pretty early and dont recall any mention of an earlier timeline ,so does this mean theres another 16 years before this years becomes current ?
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Old 28-09-2018, 09:25 PM
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I was on this back in april pretty early and dont recall any mention of an earlier timeline ,so does this mean theres another 16 years before this years becomes current ?
No, I doubt it's quite that tragic.

Apart from AP saying they were snowed under with orders, I think there were a number of "no takers" as well (16 years? Seriously?)

Hence I'd suspect 2019's production run will satisfy the majority of more recently interested customers.
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Paid the deposit today. AP just confirmed a December delivery and the One than Must be Obeyed said she wouldn’t mind going to South America next year...conveniently around the same time as the Moon’s shadow
Funny.

Made me think of this ad...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLj0FV_ZS74


Astro Physics....A little luxury every day
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Old 29-09-2018, 06:32 AM
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Ok reading later info over the AP website makes things clear I wasn't aware of any of this .
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Congratulations Peter and I hope you will share with us your impressions with the new baby
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