http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
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Quote:How about the older 2080 LX 8" and mounts?
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Quote:Thanks, Robert.A friend of a friend is selling his 8" 2080 LX5 and the quartz drive mount for $600.I was wondering if it would be worth it.
Quote:Quote:How about the older 2080 LX 8" and mounts? NOT a stellar performer.
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Quote:Quote:Quote:How about the older 2080 LX 8" and mounts? NOT a stellar performer. Umm...?I've had fairly decent luck with mine!
Meade LX50 8", Celestron Starhopper 8", Quantum 4" Mak, Celestron Onyx 80mm EDF Unistar Light, Meade Starfinder GEM, EQ3 For 2 eyes: 15x70 Celestron Skymaster, 8x25 Canon IS
Quote:Quote:Quote:Quote:How about the older 2080 LX 8" and mounts? NOT a stellar performer. Umm...?I've had fairly decent luck with mine! Just not as sharp and contrasty, as a rule, compared to newer models.But there was also a fair-degree of variation in individual units back then so you could have certainly got a good one!
Quote:An LX50 has been my main scope since last summer. It has a steady mount, simple electronics and tracks well for runs many nights on 6 AA batteries.
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Quote:A 1989 S&T comparo found that the C8 was slighly sharper in spite of rougher optics, the 2080 wasn't far behind. I have had several silvered secondarys (the primary is AlSiO2 coated) recoated by www.glasscoater.com. Fast and very reasonable.
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Quote:Me too. Still holding strong after all these years. The fast focal ratio makes for excellent DSOs too.