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How do you like your Meade LX80?

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#1 dscarpa

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

I had decided not to get this mount. I wanted something that I could carry with my biggest scope a C-9.25 on it and the LX80 was too heavy. Now with a Teeter STS 11" F/5 newt on order carrying my biggest scope on a mount is out of the question. I need something heavy duty enough to handle the 35 lb OTA. It would be used in alt az mode. David

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Well, I hate to state the obivous but... "Dobsonian mount." ;)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

The nice thing about the STS is you can take the OTA off of the Dob mount. At some point I'd like to have a tracking and goto mount to use with it and my other OTAs. David






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