10" LX200-ACF OTA
Meade 6000 80mm f/6 triplet
Hypertuned Atlas EQ-G
Canon T3i (Astrodon clear mod)
Meade 8" LX200GPS
Meade Super Wedge
Thousand Oaks Off Axis Solar Filter
Quote:I may be inheriting a late 2000s 14" beast for AP, so unbelievably excited. In your guys' opinion, would it be fine to invest a few hundred in the superwedge and go from there, or is it necessary to get a CGE or lxd850 equatorial mount? Is there any downside with an alt/az+wedge, other than overall weight? I'd much rather sink $ into CCD and naglers, among other things!!
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Pete Peterson Peterson Engineering Corp. http://www.petersonengineering.com/sky Wishing Star Observatory http://www.peterson-web.com/wish
Equipment: 8-inch Meade LX5/2080
10-inch Meade 2120/LX-6 f6.3 Premiere Edition.
10-inch Meade LX200 Classic
Registax 6 Deep Sky Stacker Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Nikon Capture Photomatix Pro 3.2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenow_photography
Always looking for unwanted or dead LX200 "classic" electronics to recycle.
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:The LX200 went out of production in 2000 to be replaced by the LX200GPS. Rough prodcuction date can be determined by the dates on the circuits' ICs. Has to be later than that. Good luck.
Meade 16" LX200GPS (Hitch 'n go) Meade 14" LX200R (in permanent ROR observatory) Meade 10" LX200GPS (Grab 'n go) 16" Dob with GSO optics (Fold 'n go) 12" F15 Cassegrain, Stellarvue AT-1010 Skywatcher 6" f5 refractor Towa 339 Too many bits 'n pieces to mention
Too many scopes, not enough time...
Quote:I use my 14" LX200 on the Moon without a filter all the time. Yes, it's EXTREMELY bright, but I like the unfiltered view. Recently I have taken to using a Baader semi APO filter on the Moon, and it doesn't dim it much, but it does seem to increase the contrast.Dave
Sorry about how you obtained it,yet you have one heck of a nice scope there.I would trade 3 of my scopes for your 14" any day.My Nexstar 8 se,LX200 10" and my CR6 with a cg5 mount. I would then place it in my observatory and never leave it's side.
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota