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Posted by Kip Crawford on October 29, 2001 23:28:58 UTC

The LXD series is not out (probably not until December or so). There is no review, not even for floor models. Though this has not been proven yet, but some of the "heavier" scopes (i.e. 10") may be under-mounted. By the pictures we see, it would seem so. The refractor (6") would be great for moderate magnitude objects and would be better suited for planetary and lunar observing; not to mention splitting doubles. The refractor would not be considered "deep-sky". The 10" will gather much, much more light and could be a good deepsky scope. However, it would be advisable to wait until they come out and see what "grade" they recieve. This type of advertising reminds me of when the Celestron GPS Nexstar 11 came out. Many bought the scope before it's release without the "critical" knowledge of it's performance. Many that I have heard about regretted their decsion...they should have waited. The GPS got mixed reviews and is now falling out of favor is some regards. This is why I think Meade is holding off on the LX200 GPS. patient. These are new series models and it would be prudent to see what becomes of them. Good luck and be patient.

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