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#576 wayne anderson

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hi Bruce, I usually use 240v to 12v 8amp transformer at home (I live in Australia) but when setting up in remote areas I have found this setup reasonable to use. 2 x 12v 900a jump starters connected in parallel I bought them cheap on sale about 3 years ago and they are still going well. They run the 12 inch LX200 and 2 dew heaters on full power for around 6 hours.

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#577 Bluto69

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

Here's my LX600 getting ready to view the skies.

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#578 MDavid

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

Here's my LX600 getting ready to view the skies.


Suddenly, everything has a greenish tint to it...no wait that's just my envy! Looks awesome!

#579 elmiko

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:36 AM

My vintage '98 LX-50 Finnally put on a pier in the backyard!

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#580 Qwickdraw

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

My new setup..... :jump:


Just wondering how you managed to mount it on a wall?

#581 josie521

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

My Lx50 on lx200 fork permanent pier...Josie521 (homemade light blocking shields, roll away observatory.

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#582 josie521

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:22 PM

Sorry. .I can't put the pic in correctly. .

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#583 josie521

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:35 PM

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#584 rimcrazy

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

There is a 10" Classic LX200 in the center. Just put it up yesterday on the new AP1600GTO mount. That's a Coronado 90mm Max on the left and an Orion 80mm Short Tube Guide scope on top.

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#585 Qwickdraw

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Rim,
I really feel sorry for that 10" LX.

#586 Qwickdraw

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:50 AM

OK, so here is my new to me 12" LX200 GPS ready to take a drive around the track. Top speed is 299,792,458 meters per second.

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#587 rimcrazy

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

Rim,
I really feel sorry for that 10" LX.


Not to worry, I plan on getting it some more company on the side with the counterweights.

That is a sweet portable setup you have. Makes it a lot easier to get in and out. I'm just to lazy so I finally got my permanent setup.

#588 Ham Radio

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:04 PM

I just picked this 10" up a couple of weeks ago and setting it up for last Sat. morning. Excellent views of Jupiter and M42!

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#589 Qwickdraw

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

Rim,
I really feel sorry for that 10" LX.


That is a sweet portable setup you have. Makes it a lot easier to get in and out. I'm just to lazy so I finally got my permanent setup.


Trust me, I would trade the wheeley's for an obs in a hearbeat.

#590 ultraviolet001

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:35 PM

My current LX200 ACF setup - Aluminium Dec Clutch Knob (replacing the old plastic Meade one..) was fabricated by friend of mine in the UK who is an excellent engineer and craftsman (Thanks Brian!)

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#591 Awesomelenny

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Well, here is my latest setup! I sold that 16" Meade I had and got another Meade!! This one is the 14" LX850 ACF ota on my AP1200 mount. I love it!

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#592 Kiwi Nick

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

My current LX200 ACF setup - Aluminium Dec Clutch Knob (replacing the old plastic Meade one..) was fabricated by friend of mine in the UK who is an excellent engineer and craftsman (Thanks Brian!)


Brian Johnson, incomparable legendary Home Counties Astro boffin.
You can tell his splendid work anywhere.

#593 KevH

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

Here's a new to me 8" LX200R OTA. Optics are fantastic.
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#594 Ham Radio

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:21 AM

Here is my LX-50 OTA on a LX-200 Classic mount. Getting ready for the evening. Had a good run until the misquito's drove me back to the house!!!

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#595 Cerberus

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

New to me 14" LX200GPS. Found her laying on the floor of a pawnshop. Hadn't been used in at least 5 years, covered in dings, wasp nests and bird poop. Last night it provided me with the best view of Jupiter I've seen to date. I built the rolling dolly so the scope can be locked in the garage between uses since tear down and setup for one night of poking around the sky is a non-option.. I have the wedge, but need another pair of hands to set the behemoth up.

I'll likely be selling it because the long focal length, trees and light pollution in the area make it very difficult to do much observing from the driveway. Maybe a 12" is in order? Or possibly a big old Dob for easy transport.

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#596 MtnGoat

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:57 PM

A couple of my current toys. They complement each other nicely. The girlfriend says it's great, the pinpointy stars of the refractor for roaming and clusters, and the deep sky or high power of the SCT where needed. I agree. They look nice together too!

 

Both are CL finds....both stupid cheap. I love CL, home of the " I don't know what it is, but I want it gone" deals. (I know what it is, and trust me, it's gone! ;) )

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#597 russ.will

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

Hi all. I've been a long time lurker on here (contribute quite a bit on UK forums) but might be more active on here, now I've joined the Meade club. 

 

I went to a dealer in the UK to view a CPC 1100 and an LX90 12" ACF, to replace an Explore Scientific 12" Dob. When I caught sight of this absolutely pristine LX200R 8", I was smitten. For once, head ruled heart (read aperture fever) and I had to admit the combination of the smaller aperture which punches through UK sky instability easier and a mount that was apparently hewn from granite, was too much to resist:

 

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I'm sure I'll have more questions as ownership progresses!

 

Cheers,

 

Russell


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#598 p1taylor

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:12 PM

Had my RCX 10" from new, this is a new setup after moving hoes.

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#599 Martin Lyons

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 02:35 PM

Had my RCX 10" from new, this is a new setup after moving hoes.

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Nice setup.

Hopefully you moved "them" to a more suitable neighbourhood? :lol:



#600 Brian Risley

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:55 PM

This is the RCX 10" that was just donated to our club.

Brian

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