LXD55 Mount for my 102mmf9
Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:28 PM
I have not seen it in person but it dosn't look much bigger than my EQ3 from the photos.
My scope should be on a Vixen GP mount, would the LXD55 be closer in size to the GP or my EQ3?
Also the aluminum tripod that comes with the LXD55 seems a little short at full extension for a refractor?
I can't decide if I should just use my EQ3 (CG4) or buy the LXD55. The goto system could be fun?
He wants $200.00 and I can pick it up, no shipping.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:52 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:01 PM
It must be about the same as a CG5 which would be a size bigger than my EQ3.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:15 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:25 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:04 PM
I run a 10'' Newt with finder, telrad and 2'' EPs without issue. The key is balancing before I use the scope. Your 4'' should be a snap. Plus I fully agree that it is easy to upgrade the software via Meade.
One note: I ran my OTA on the original tripod for a while, but then bought (really cheap) a broken manual EQ-5. The steel legs of the EG-5 fit perfectly on the LDX55 mount. The set up is not fair more stable.