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#1 ahopp

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

I have a 14" LX850 on its way, should be here next week if all goes well with Meade production. However, the 10" and 12" models have been shipping for weeks now.

I would like to know who has received one and what size?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

Are you on the recall list (ala LX800) or is yours a brand new order to begin with?

I was told to wait until May for my 14" LX850, but I am hearing it might be coming in much sooner. I am very curious how this post pans out.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

I am one of the recall customers, I have been informed that I will be in the first 14" OTA lot.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

I've been told that my 14" is ready to go. I was asked to box up my beta unit and await the truck that will come to pick it up. I made it very clear that since this weekend is the Messier Marathon and my clubs site is expected to be really busy, I wanted to be SURE I'd have the new one by the weekend or I'd like to hang on to the one I have until next week.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

I too was informed that my 14" is on its way. I am in N.C. so i doubt I will see mine 'til next week, probably towards the end of the week.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

Preparing my budget to get the LX 850 14".

Just called Meade distributor in Saudi about the availability of the scope.


was hesitating between LX850 14" VS CGE Pro 14" but settled on the first choice because of the mount,, read the new 1x850 using machined brass instead of aluminum to provide more stability.



Hoping to wake up my atik 383l+ soon :grin:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

I received my 10" LX850 at the end of February, and have had two good nights with it so far (I have been traveling since then). It performed beautifully once I had it properly aligned. The first night out I wanted so badly to get an image that I badly aligned it (should have done an extra pass). The second night, I used my CCD to center object instead of the reticle, and I was able to do a much better job -- I didn't try the drift method yet -- that will happen when I get back to the scope. I plan to leave the mount up and cover it after that -- it is fairly heavy, and the only way you can store it in the original box is to set it back to 0-degrees.

For the second night, I was able to get my AO-8 into the mix -- the Starlock Guided so well that the guide star I used for my AO-8 stayed on the chip at the very edge of it's FOV and just the AO-8 miror was used for tilt -- not the guide motors.

Here are links to my two images from it. M81 was first light, M51 was the next night.
http://home.comcast....troweb/m81.html
http://home.comcast....troweb/m51.html

#8 ahopp

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

My 14" will be here Tuesday, the 19th. It shipped via YRC Freight.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

She just hit Albuquerque!!!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

I'm almost as excited as you are and I don't even have one on order. Don't go and forget pictures with all the excitement. :rules:

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

Pictures and reports, promise...

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

You are not the least bit excited are you?

Btw, it didn't start in Cali. Starts in Mexico.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

Yes I am, and, according to Meade they tested and finished them in California, but, you are right, they were manufactured in Mexico.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Oh? I had not heard that. Every discussion I've had with them these very many months have been that they are assembled and tested in Mexico and shipped direct. My original Lx800 came straight from Mexico as did my LX850 beta unit.

My most recent email with on of their VP's, when I asked about the status of my 14, was that he would contact the guys down in Mexico and find out about it.
If they are in deed shipping them to Irvine for a final test that would be great and most welcome in my opinion but it doesn't seem likely. I'll hopefully hear something today on it and I'll ask for clarification.

Irvine is a 45 minute drive from me. I would hand deliver their beta unit back to them and pick up my new one. This really has me curious about what is going on. I called their support earlier to ask about mine. They could not find my order. That doesn't bode well for me. I've left voice mails and emails that haven't been returned either. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt that they are just really busy and my stuff is being handled but I am getting very frustrated.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Maybe I should restate, it was my impression that they came thru California, only because Carlos mentioned the broken 14" optical bench was in California. Maybe he meant to say Mexico.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:41 PM

Mine had a Chihuahua in the box

#18 ahopp

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

I just confirmed with the freight company, the scope was picked up by them in San Diego. So, not sure how it got to San Diego from Mexico. Or, whether it went to Meade CA first.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

San Diego is the stop over once it comes across the border and clears customs. They are then sent out from there.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

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#21 ahopp

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:23 PM

Just about here:

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#22 ahopp

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

And, now we are in the home stretch:

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#23 Whichwayisnorth

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

I don't think Tony is going to get much sleep tonight or tomorrow night. :)

Very excited for you!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

We boys never grow up, do we !

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

All that happens is that our toys get more expensive :)

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