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Re: Has Anybody Used Meade's 8" LX10?

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Posted by Robert May on March 24, 1998 17:00:16 UTC

: It is the telescope i use for one year about : i had problems in the focusing mecanism : : no compare whith the celestron smooth focus, : it is easy to loose colimation. : no very good aligmnment ,parts made in china. : The optical image of planets especialy in : magnitude > 200 was not acceptable, : The periodic error of telescope demand the eyes : allways on the guiding star in the reticle eyepiece in the case of astrophotography. : But it is very transportable and whith a lot of : effort,and some modifications you can do a acceptable lob.

Some are good but you can alway get a lemon. Periodic error is there for any scope! The Meade can get rid of most of it as can the Celstron with the computer control. The Sc's of both Meade and Celestron are made here in the USA by Americans in Orange County Calif. Meade is in the south and Celestron is in the central areas. Both companies use slightly different methods of making the optics but both make generally excellent optics. Remember that both companies are selling well in Japan!!! See the comparision in the latest issue of S&T.

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