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Re: Has Anyone Used Meade's 8" LX10

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Posted by Lee Christopher/">Lee Christopher on September 7, 1999 14:17:58 UTC

:I just got my LX10 Deluxe and Magellan I about two weeks ago. I bought it with the variable height tripod which looked a little more stable than the LX10 tripod. I added a Telrad along with a Scopetronix latitude adjuster and knob set designed for the LX50 (they work great on the LX10 as well). The stock LX10 latitude adjustment is rediculous. I also glued a small two axis bubble level (purchased at a local photo shop) into one corner of the standard wedge to help level everything before performing a polar alignment.

I'm just a beginner at amateur astronomy so I'm not too sure what to expect from everything. It all seems to work together, but I guess I expected a little more optical clarity from an 8" SCT. Using an 9.7mm Meade Super Plossl eyepiece, the planetary images are a little fuzzy.

The Magellan I seems to work ok as long as you always tell it to re-align on the current object. It doesn't always bring the selected item into eyepiece view however (usually close). Drives seem ok so far.

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