Steve" Mit der Dummheit kampfen Gotter selbst vergebens "
200PDS , 80EDPro , Tal100RS , ST120 , ETX105 , Mak180Pro.HEQ5ProSynscan , EQ3/2.Canon1000D x 2 (Std Unmodded) , SPC900NC x 2 (1x Colour 1x Mono).
Quote:Hi guys, I'm from Brazil and I have a Meade SCT model in 2080, I believe it to be of 1980-1986, I am wanting to change my meade telescope on the other, there is a difference between the optical performance (image quality) before with today?
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:I even buy a Celestron, but as I want an opening of at least 10 inches and I only have $ 2150.00, I think the LX80 would be the best cost benefit.
Quote:I don't know how to make it much clearer:Meade is in financial difficulties at the present time. It would be wise to wait until they are out of these financial difficulties before buying a new scope from them.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:If I could afford one I'd buy it in a second!
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
Quote:Rod I hope you realize the impact of your advise your giving out. With your status in the group it carries a lot of weightIf everybody does that, you can be assured Meade will fail!Did everyone quit buying Chevys/Dodges when they were looking for a bailout?... I'd say now is the PERFECT time to get a great deal..I have had my hands on a new Meade 650 10" and it was the finest CAT I have ever touched as a system.Optically the Stellar images were as close to perfect as I have ever seen. Mechanically it felt precisely made, and was quite smooth. It FELT like it was a finely crafted piece of Scientific Equipment. My first impression was " This is the finest system Meade has ever produced"!If I could afford one I'd buy it in a second!