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#1 Beesknees

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

[image][/image] I am planning to upgrade from a 12" Meade to a 14" LX200 ACF. I'd like to continue using my existing chemical tank roll off cover that houses the 12" but I can't find any specific dimensions about height in the Meade literature.

Could anyone advise on what the overall height of the tube/alt az mount is when the tube is pointing straight up?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

I am looking for the height of a 14" LX200 ACF with alt/az mount (including the mount).

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#4 Beesknees

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:47 PM

roll off cover with the 12" inside.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:54 PM

I had to build my observatory with 7' walls for the 14" (with piggybacked 120mm refractor) would clear the roof in the horizontal position. (I do use a Superwedge, that may bear on it some.)

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

I just measured mine (in Alt / Az) and come up with 44". It's the older model, not the ACF.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Dave

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:31 PM

John, did you have the pier made? How much and where?

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:17 PM

Wow!!! Awesome scope cover! I have a 14" as well and love love to get more details on how to make one of these. Can you point me in the right direction? Are there any plans for one of these covers?

 

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