Retired airline pilot.Enjoy building grinding and polishing mirrors and showing the wonders of the universe to others at star parties
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7
Too much astronomy junk, the CFO is getting irritated.
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Frank in the NJ Pinelands MI-250 * CGEM-DX * Orion Atlas EQ-G * Vixen GP-DX w/AutoStar * Vixen VC200L/R200SS * Meade 8" f/6.3 SCT * Intes-Micro M73 * Stellarvue 80/480 LOMO Triplet * Takahashi FS-60C * SXVF-H9 * Full Spectrum modded Canon T3i *
Quote:I had two LXD55's and they were fine except for the weak tripod legs. They had better polar scopes than the CG5...it even worked on my G11! Just keep the load below 25 lbs and keep those motor/worm gear set screws tight.It was never meant to be an AP900, and represented an affordable GoTo GEM for many users. The LXD75 was an improvement over the initial design.
World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
LX850 & Astronomy blog: http://lx850.tumblr.com
Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
"My advice is free and worth every penny!"
AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO