A year on - where are we with the LX80?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:50 PM
I have been reading seemingly endless posts about the LX80. I was wondering if those in the know could give me a few lines on where we are a year on. Is it worth the money, would a purchaser get something that is likely to work out of the box?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
The weather here has stopped just about any observing since early or mid December. Someday I may learn enough about AP to give the mount a real test.
Right now I'm waiting on a replacement HC from Meade. I killed mine trying to upgrade the firmware.
I wanted the dual OTA feature and liked the Polar and AltAz configuration. If I was buying a mount today it would still be the LX80 or maybe the new VX from Celestron. $1,000 was/is my absolute maximum budget for a mount. There are a lot of other options I'd have looked at if that had been $2,500.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:14 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:26 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:11 PM
I also had questions about build quality. It looks good, but aside from several folks having cracked/broken tripod heads, Jack's mount lost its go-to alignment midway through one evening.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:35 PM