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#1 tim57064

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

Hello to all. I have a question about a fairly recent scope purchase. In reference to the scope in the subject matter,of which I have mounted to an LX200 classic mount. I have 2 questions about the mount.
1)Is there not a way to slow down the slewing speed when manually slewing to center the object in the eyepiece? If so,How?
2) There is no place on the controller that states Planets, like on my Celestron 8SE controller. Where, on the hand controller,or how do you do Goto of the Planets on the hand controller?
I hope you understand what I am asking and I realize I could google the user guide,yet it is more fun to come here and ask more knowledgeable people on here. I Thank you all,ahead of time for your input and advice. Tim
I probably should have posted this in the mounts forum ,yet thought since it was a classic?


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

To change the slewing speed, on the handbox press 1, 4, or 7 and you will get a different speed.

The planets are all numbered just like the stars. For example, in the LX200 Classic manual it says that Saturn is 906. To go there, on your handbox press Star (the #6 key), then type in 906, press Enter, then press GoTo.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for the help LoveChina61.I have gotten used to my nexstar 8se and cg5 advanced mount for other scopes and since I did not have the manual,got frustrated. Love the views thru the 10" Classic and gotos are dead on.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

Okay another thing I am having trouble with is finding out how I can change the speed of the focuser when using the Meade #1206 electronic focuser. The manual that came with it states how to change the speed using other mounts yet not for the LX200 classic mount. I would appreciate any assistance on this. If it has only one speed, then I will get rid of it. Thanks again, Tim

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

PM me your mailing address and I'll send you my copy of Covington's Using your Computarized Telly. Covers the early NX8 and LX200 pretty well and I haven't looked at it in ages.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

Okay another thing I am having trouble with is finding out how I can change the speed of the focuser when using the Meade #1206 electronic focuser.


Haven't owned one for a while, but the way I remember it is that the same four buttons that control slew speed control the focuser speed when in focuser mode. It'll be in the LX200 manual rather than the focuser manual.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Thanks George, I sent you a PM.
Thanks for the info John C I will have to check that out, I found the manual online yet have yet to find the info on changing focusing speed. It did not seem to have the info for the #1206 focuser. Okay,I stand corrected I looked more closely and found how it states you can change the focuser speed . Thanks, I just need to read a little more closely at times. Thanks, Tim

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the info John C I will have to check that out, I found the manual online yet have yet to find the info on changing focusing speed.


I was wrong; there are only two speeds. It's covered on page 15 of the manual on Meade's website.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

Hi Tim give me a call and I will answer all your LX-200 questions. I'm sorry I didn't think of it when we talked the last time.. I might even have an origonal LX200 manual!
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