Meade AR-6 review
Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:27 PM
I have recently acquired a nice LXD55 AR6 which I've started to improve but Stan's article provides lots more ideas for improvements. I'm lucky enough to have also acquired an Aries Chromacor O-1 to use with the scope which makes a significant reduction to the already acceptable levels of chromatic aberration.
I must sort out a more appropriate mount for the scope though - my current Giro-style alt-azimuth is not really up to the job - this is a heavy and long optical tube !.
Thanks again Stan for the very enjoyable and inspiring review.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:27 AM
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:43 AM
Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:36 PM
Excellent review, and here's a personal testament to the quality of Stan's work. Like all his scopes, this one's a standard by which others of the same model should be measured.
Clear skies and warm(er) temps,
Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:35 PM
At some point I should document the simple improvements that can be made to the stock focuser mechanism to improve the smoothness of the rack and pinion engagement.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:13 AM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:53 AM
Thank you for writing such a well rounded review of the Meade AR6. You are right on the money; these telescopes deliver great views if you take the time to really observe. Upgrading some of the stock items definitely adds to that experience too. Of course, you forgot to mention that your scope looks magnificent on that mount.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:51 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:55 AM
Any updates since authoring the article?
Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:51 PM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:13 AM
I have the stock focuser, I plan on cleaning the Sticky/Gummy Glue and buffing the focuser smooth, then adding strips inside to take up slop. Then relube with SuperLube.. I'll let you know if it comes out better. I'm disabled so an extra Couple hundred is off the table right now isn't possible but a bit of work and refinement should
smooth things up a bit, so will taking my Dremmel polishing kit to the Rack and Pinion on it.. I do have plenty of time and polish....
Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:59 AM
Fun to think about anyway.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:14 PM
I'm trying to decide what to make them out of.
I have some Metal Copper tape I'll try first,
Man that stuff is STICKY!
I know the AR-5 is perfect! on it.
The only meade tube I have liked better is my old 102 ED
those are SWEET!
Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:57 AM
Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:53 AM