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Compatible Mounts for Meade Autostar Control(#497)

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#1 DrewBKing

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:36 PM

So my "gracious" father in law found a Meade Autostar Controller that appears to be VERY New In Box. My question is if anyone knows which mounts are compatible with this controller. Currently, it does not appear that Meade sells mounts separate from their controllers so if anyone has a good list that shows which mounts I can look out for that would be great.

FYI, I currently own refractors so SCT fork mounts probably won't be very helpful to me :lol:

Thank you all in advanced for your help.

#2 Pauls72

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:22 AM

ETX90 through ETX125 - fork Alt/Az
LXD55 - GEM
LXD75 - GEM
LX90 - fork Alt/Az
Some DS2000 series - AltAz (single arm)

If you search aroung the web you can find a few articles like this or like this on converting mounts to motor drive and even GOTO using Meade #492 and #493 external motor kits. Then you can use your 497 controller with these motor kits.

There is a Yahoo Roboscope group that has lots of good info. too.

Take a look at Telescope Warehouse on ebay, he has odds and ends Meade pieces and parts. Ocassionally he has the #492 and #493 motor kits.






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