Scopes: Meade LS-8, Celestron 80mm ED refractor. Eyepieces: WO Binoviewer, 40 mm TMB Paragon, 30 mm GSO Superview, B-H MkII Zoom, 26 mm Meade Super Plossl, 14, 10, and 6 mm Televue Radians, 25 mm and 10 mm Celestron SMA. Accessories: Meade 2" Dielectric Diagonal, Orion 2x Shorty Barlow, VP Filters, JMI case, LG 8" Portable DVD/media Player for Astronomer Inside, Green Laser Pointer, Celestron Power Tank 17. Primary software: Stellarium.
Quote:In practice, the video output doesn't offer much, and won't prevent full use of the scope for stargazing. As long as the Eclips camera can see the align stars, it will still self-align - but I have done many 2-star aligns on my LS even without the camera's assistance.I assume you realize that the video monitor does NOT show what the scope is observing, so it's no great loss if that's the only thing broken.Chris
Meade LS 8, MCX, The usual astronomy related gadgets, gizmos, etc.