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

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Posted by Andy Heath/">Andy Heath on May 27, 1998 06:52:04 UTC

: : : inner : : Just bought my first scope, an 8" LX50. I looked : : at the LX10 and it did not seem as stable (solid) : : The tripod for the LX10 is not adjustable. You can : : use the LX50 tripod, the cost is about $100 more.

: : By the time I added the declenation motor, another : : $80, the LX10, it was only about $250 less than : : the LX50. If you can find the additional dollars, : : the LX50 is worth it. : : Good luck! : 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.

: I have been using the LX10 for around a year now : and have found it to be absolutely superb! I have been : using it for astrophotography and the results I : have had on planetary photography have been excellent. : The motor drives on mine seem to be fairly accurate : althoughI would warn against using the Magellan 1 : as apparently there is a fault with them and I : have just had to return mine in exchange for a JMI : computer. I thoroughly reccomend the LX10, : good luck.

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