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Posted by Daniel Johnson on November 4, 2002 04:58:31 UTC

Are you using counterweights on the tube bottom to take strain off the clutch mechanisms and slewing motors? That's important and will help the scope despite the extra weight. I own an LX-200, which has a far studier fork and drive train than the LX-10 series, and I'm not personally familiar with the weight limits of the LX-10. I suspect it will hold an 80-mm refractor, but others may have more insight, but don't continue without counterweights, if you don't have them yet. Meade sells counterweights for its Schmidt-Cassegrains.

--Dan Johnson

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