EQ mount for a Meade LX90 10" OTA
Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:49 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:56 AM
The Meade 10" ACF is 25 - 26 lb.
The LXD75 is about equal to a CG-5, which is often bundled with the C9.25 (20 lb). So the LXD75 should marginally-ok visually for the Meade 10". A bigger mount (Atlas/EQ-6, Celestron CGEM) would be better though. Personally I find that using a mount close to its limits makes life bad (vibration takes ages to damp out).
Both Atlas and CHEM are $1400 new, but I think you can get them under $1000 used.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:16 AM
The atlas can be rebuilt,improved apon and is just good right out of the box!
i got a 2 year old one in great shape for 750...about 1k is normal..The mount is quite and smooth to use!
scopes will come and go,but that mount will stay awhile..
I just bought a 2nd one for travel..It will handle the 10" much better...
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:22 AM