- Jared Willson
Quote:1. Replaced the worm
2. Increase the bearing size on both the RA and DEC
3. Made focuser adjustments
4. Improved the saddle plate(not sure if it was replaced or modified)
Quote:Until now we have been told what would be done to our scopes. Now we have been told what is actually being completed.
David M. Douglass
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
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-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
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6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST
Quote:And, as I said to Alph, I do not ever recall improvements to the focuser being discussed.
Tak AP QSI Canon
Quote:I don't think anybody had one long enough to take one apart!
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
14.5" Starmaster with ServoCat and Argo Navis 1966 Unitron 4" Model 152 EQ Tec 140 TV NP101 f/5.4 APO Telvue .8 Focal Reducer FLI ML8300 and CFW-2-7 filter wheel Astrodon Gen2 RGBL 2" filters Baader 2" Narrow Band Filters Borg 50mm Guide Scope/ATIK Titan Guide Camera AstroPhysics AP900 Losmandy GM-8 Gemini
Quote:June to November/Decemmber sure seems like a long time to have to wait for a mount to be returned. That is the loss of a whole season. This would be a tragedy to me as an astrophotographer.Blueman
Quote:Quote:June to November/Decemmber sure seems like a long time to have to wait for a mount to be returned. That is the loss of a whole season. This would be a tragedy to me as an astrophotographer.Blueman Really! Then it must be a tragedy that you did not buy your AP900 earlier.
Quote:Gang,Just talked to Meade about my 14" LX-800. It has been at Meade for the recall since June, and according to the rep. this is what has been completed on my scope so far: 1. Replaced the worm2. Increase the bearing size on both the RA and DEC3. Made focuser adjustments4. Improved the saddle plate(not sure if it was replaced or modified)He says that these were thing done to my specific scope, they have a system that tracks each individual scope in the recall.All they are working on now is the refinement of the firmware for the mount and starlock. He would not give me a firm date for completion, but, did suggest that it would be back to me by the end of the month. I have been given dates before that have come and gone, so, take with a grain of salt.I told him that I would demand to speak with and executive if the scope is not ready by December 1st.Tony
Quote:It may have been an issue since the 70s, but in the last ten years Meade has been really hosing up their product launches, especially on their highest-end equipment. The RCX-400, the LX80 and the LX800 have all been rushed out the door less than half baked. Considering how badly the LX800 launch has been botched, I can't see myself ever taking a risk on a high end Meade product because early adopters go through the wringer with every major product rollout.
If Meade doesn't get their poop in a group, they won't be able to survive very long. I've always preferred Celestron products, but the competition between the two companies is critical for pushing innovation forward. If Meade goes under because of poorly managed product launches, I hate to think what the broader implications will be for the industry.
C9.25 on CGEM
OldSchool 6" Newt on ASGT
My Denk Binoviewer is worth more than my portable mount
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Tried to buy a LX80, talked out of it by a Meade dealer!
Andrew buys mounts on based on my recommendations!