My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:I would like to re-grease my LX200 baffle to reduce image shift. Does anyone know what grease will work and is safe to use in the Meade tube? Thanks.
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
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“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
12" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
Quote:Quote:I would like to re-grease my LX200 baffle to reduce image shift. Does anyone know what grease will work and is safe to use in the Meade tube? Thanks. I have used SuperLube Synthetic grease mixed with a little Mobile One Synthetic SAE 40engine oil. It works very well because it can be mixed a bit thinner for us up here in the Minnesota Iowa area where actual temps can reach 30F Below actual temp. I have also used White P.A.O. Synthetic greaseit neither thins or thickens but is expensive about $12.00 for 2 or 3 oz..
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Meade 8" LX200GPS
Meade Super Wedge
Thousand Oaks Off Axis Solar Filter
Quote:I do not notice any shift in my 8", and a friend has a 12" and I don't remember any shift in it either. During alignment, when we center on a star, we defocus to make sure we are centered. I have never had my scope open so I can't comment there. With that much shift, how can you collimate? Is the secondary mirror off center?
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