Capacity of the Meade LX80 mount & tripod
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:33 AM
If you have a better mount recommendation for the ES127, please pass along your suggestions.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:48 PM
scopes settled down in 2-3 seconds, it tracked well, scopes jiggled minimally and motors didn't strain when slewing. For AP the jury is still out on this. There is another owner who is going to try doing AP with it at: http://www.astronomy...multi-mount-...
I haven't tried AP yet, having too much fun with visual and will have to go to an area with darker skies and go through the learning curve of setting up for AP, before I even try it. Right now AP isn't a priority.
So yeah, I am happy with my LX-80.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:21 PM
I love the LX80 so far. Not sure I'm smart enough to get into AP but that is still a question on this mount. For visual I've used a 180mm Mak and a 100mm f/5 refractor each with a wide field 80mm refractor piggybacked. Works fine for visual and dampening time is not excessive. A CG5, for a bit less money, or a CGEM, for a bit more, may be a better bet if you are serious about AP.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:39 PM