Quote:I have one of the recalled 14" LX800s, it will ship back to me as the re-ingineered LX850. This new setup will ship with the micro-focuser. How much back-focus will this take up and will it be a benefit our a weakness to have to use it?Tony
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Quote:gillmj24, no I do not know as much as anybody else, in fact, I know nothing about the micro focusers, And, that's what my question was about, micro focusers. Does anyone own one, and if so, do they know how much back focus they take up?Tony
Quote:Is this the same focuser that Jason Ware was using of which he mentions in this quote from another thread "Once the mirror is locked I use a Meade zero image focuser to fine focus. It works well although I found a bit of a light leak that was eliminated with a.... sock. " ?Just curious.
Quote:Theo,Does the focuser plug into the focuser port on the mount, if so, is that how it gets its power and signaling, or just signaling?Tony
Quote:Quote.I'd be more worried about getting my money or my scope than whether the microfocuser is useful or not . After all, you may try it and if it doesn't do what you need, just remove it. That is, assuming Meade will ship your scope back to you before they go belly up.
Quote:And your source that Meade is going belly up is????? Such a rumor will harm the entire astronomy community. Here is an American based company that is trying to be innovative in the face of a difficult economy. I think most who buy their products know of their track record but are interested in the new mounts they are developing. They are confident the optics will be good to excellent. If we were left with only one major player all of us will be the losers. JayW
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Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:Yes, you can control it and other functions from the PC over the serial cable with many different programs. Starry Night from Meade, stellarium, Cartes du Ciel, and others. Google planetarium programs or remote telescope control.Theo
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Quote:I have 2 of them,...... Microfocuser manual Theo
Quote:Can you manually use this focuser on these f/8 OTA's if you don't use a computer or a go-to mount?