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#551 mtibor

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

hmmmm...no more room left to add anything else...

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#552 atroder

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:51 PM

8" LX200 Classic

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#553 Kiwi Nick

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:21 AM

protected from wind and stray light and ready to direct a whole bunch of very, very old photons onto my eagerly expectant retina.....I sure love this beastie...


I am loving that perimeter fence, brilliant idea.
I guess you need to get a fair distance out of Capetown to enjoy the skies away from the light pollution.
Excellent pics.

#554 Martin Lyons

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:18 AM

I am loving that perimeter fence, brilliant idea.
I guess you need to get a fair distance out of Capetown to enjoy the skies away from the light pollution.
Excellent pics.


Yep, the Cape Town light pollution is getting worse.
Although I'm just on the outskirts where the skies are about mag 4.5 on a good night.

Thanks for the kind comments.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

My "Atlas 10". A de-forked LX200, 10" Classic in an Atlas EQ-G.

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#556 rmcmast

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

Here is my setup. I've spent the last several months getting back into my 15 year old 10" LX200 Classic. Got the Wheeley Bars for Christmas, had to get a new battery for the Kendrick Power Pack, and just added the SkyWire to hook up the iPad and got the observing chair.

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#557 DannyT

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

can you tell me what equatorial wedge you have there and how it is performing for you? Nice rig you have there! also is that a Meade dew shield?

#558 Matthew Ota

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

Me and my LX250 Frankenscope set up in Downtown Long Beach California at Linden ad First Street.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Post 1/3. Some absolutely stunning setups in this thread. Mine are minimalistic in comparison. My first LX200 is one of the last 7” Maks (GPS, UHTC, Christmas 2005). The “matching blue motorized case” (quoting from an earlier post) in the background is not mine – mine did not fit into the picture.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

Post 2/3. Last summer I picked up an old 12” LX200GPS from a club member at a very agreeable price. He had hardly used it. It has since been out to the remote dark site with me on average two times a month. Again, the setup is minimalistic but no effort is spared with regard to dew control. You can see that there are two overlapping heating strips for the corrector; not a solution I would suggest to everyone but it works. The tarp prevents the AC/DC converter from sinking into the snow. The scope is actually standing on a concrete pad, although I did not completely clear it from snow. The pad and the AC power are the amenities of the Cherry Springs Astronomy Field provided by the Pennsylvania State Parks. Here the tripod is in its lowest position because I was going for some far southern objects.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Post 3/3. The previous owner had the tripod professionally cut down Petersen-style because he did not like the mounting height. I usually observe objects that are high in the sky, and to get a more comfortable seating position I extend the legs to approximately the original height, as shown here. But I like it that the collapsed tripod fits neatly in the trunk behind the JMI case of the scope, which it would not in my smallish car if it was not cut down.

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#562 AntMan1

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

My new toy.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

My new setup..... :jump:

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#564 Martin Lyons

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

My new setup..... :jump:


I see you must be on the equator... :lol: :lol:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:26 PM

My humble Meade LX10 8" SCT.

Upgraded the focuser with the Peterson Engineering EZ Focus kit and added my "custom" dial as well.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

Really? is that a coo coo clock weight you have on your scope?.. please tell me you aren't using a coo coo clock weight?

#567 7lx200gps

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Here is my setups. A 7" LX200GPS Mak and a 8" LX90ACF, with a PST

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

My 12" LX200 "Classic" ... still going strong after 12 years in the observatory! It's used exclusively for imaging ... with perfect 3 minute unguided exposures and 20 minute or longer guided shots. The goto's are always right-on and its optics are superb. I could never find a good reason to upgrade it to a newer model.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

My 10" LX-200 "Classic"

Fortunately, I was in the right place at the right time. I purchased it for a song from a couple that used it as a decoration in their sun-room. It sat on its tripod for nearly 10 years with plastic flowers and seashells under it.

The previous owners lost the cables and HBX over the years, but that was okay with me. A good once-over revealed that it was in great shape, both mechanically and optically.

I immediately replaced the classic electronics with the GMD & Associates Deluxe AutoStar upgrade and haven't looked back.

I couldn't be happier!


Cheers and Clear Skies,

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#570 Kim Miau

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

My 10" LX-200 "Classic"

Fortunately, I was in the right place at the right time. I purchased it for a song from a couple that used it as a decoration in their sun-room. It sat on its tripod for nearly 10 years with plastic flowers and seashells under it.

The previous owners lost the cables and HBX over the years, but that was okay with me. A good once-over revealed that it was in great shape, both mechanically and optically.

I immediately replaced the classic electronics with the GMD & Associates Deluxe AutoStar upgrade and haven't looked back.

I couldn't be happier!


Cheers and Clear Skies,

C.

Congratulations! Have fun with your new found treasure. :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

My modest setup.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

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#573 kljw

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hi
just thought i would add a picture of my LX200 12" on custom buggy.

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#574 wayne anderson

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:32 PM

This is my 12" LX200 setup

12" Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (UHTC),
Meade Giant Field Tripod Peterson equiped, Kendrick Dew Control,Tele Vue Ethos, Panoptic and 2x Powermate, Peterson eyeopener, DGM Filters ,Meade 2" UHTC diagonal, Meade Zero Image-shift Micro-focuser, Bob's Knobs Collimation, JMI Case with wheels, Sony Nex-3 DSLR 18-55mm Lens

Astro Photo Gallery at http://www.astrobin..../WayneAnderson/

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#575 Bruce N

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

What is the power source?






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