David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Pentax PF-80ED,Meade 102ED APO,Orion EON 72,120ST Apex 127,C6 XLT,C6R,C9.25,XT10 ,Celestron Regal 100 F-ED, CT152 Zeiss 7x42 FL,Canon 10x42L IS WP,15x50 IS 12x36 IS II , Pentax 8x32 ED Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series Oberwerk BT-80 45, Apogee RA-88-SA Denk II Power x Switch binoviewer w/13mm Ethos, 20mm Pentax XW's, 20mm Widescan III's. 21mm Ethos,17mm Ethos, 22mm Nagler, 40mm Pentax XW, 14mm Pentax XL, 5.2mm Pentax XL, 8-24mm Pentax XL Zoom, 31mm Axiom LX
AR102 | AR152 | Meade 390 | C5 | C6 | C8 | M8 LX80 | UA Doublestar | Nexstar | Cube Pro | DSV-1
Quote:So it appears a few of you have the LX80 now. I would be very interested in knowing what the vibration damping time is when you are running in alt/az mode with heavy dual scope setups. I am planning on using a 4" apo on one side (13lbs) and a C11 on the other side (28 lbs) and I want to know if that is going to work well or if the vibration will be so bad I won't even be able to find focus. I will be using vibration pads under the legs. Thanks for any info you can provide!
Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Quote:Personally, I'd love to put a 12" Meade f/8 OTA on this mount for visual and planetary photography. Meade is selling it but it's weight is still not listed on their site. One wonders how they could fail to know it's weight by now.
I'm guessing somewhere in the 35 pound range. Yes, I know the dovetails don't match. I'm wondering if Meade will have a solution to that via replacing the part on the LX80.
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.
Quote:Opt lists the Meade 12" OTA as 36-37 lbs. If the LX80 doesn't seem to be working well with the 27 lb C11, the Meade 12" would appear to be an especially poor choice for this mount.
Quote:Quote:Opt lists the Meade 12" OTA as 36-37 lbs. If the LX80 doesn't seem to be working well with the 27 lb C11, the Meade 12" would appear to be an especially poor choice for this mount. I don't think it's been established at all that it works poorly with a C11.I loaded my little ETX-125PE with, oh, about double it's normal weight and that worked well for what I was trying to do. If it's rated at 40 pounds and can't carry 35 pounds even for video of the moon or planets, or for visual in low-wind conditions, then the rating is way off. Given what I saw with my ETX (which weighs in total - tripod, fork and tube - less than just the LX80 head), I sort of doubt that's the case.
Quote:Go for it, then.Nothing like experience..
Quote:Quote:Go for it, then.Nothing like experience..Can't. They don't sell the OTAs. And I'd want some way to attach it aside from an ADM adapter.But I'm watching to see someone try something of similar size to see how it goes for them.Lee Jay
Quote:Of course they sell OTAs:http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=619-7855
Quote:Quote:Of course they sell OTAs:http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=619-7855As I said, "Personally, I'd love to put a 12" Meade f/8 OTA on this mount for visual and planetary photography."
Quote:Well, the mount's available, the scope's available, and you're itching to do it, so let's get on with it! You're not getting younger.