AT80ED; AT111EDT; ES127ED; Vixen 140NAssf
CGEM; LX-80; WO EZTouch; DSV-3
Orion ED80 Lunt80 with DSII Lunt 152 AT 102EDF Celestron 6SE with HyperStar Celestron 6" f/8 Refractor 8" Newtonian/Cassegrain Byers 812 SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 Celestron 9.25" CPC 1100 with HyperStar 17.5" AstroSystems TeleKit ExploraDome II Life Member and ALCOR - PAS New Orleans ALCOR - PAS Mississippi Waning Moon II Observatory
Quote: I know that the hand controller has a selection for cable snag,
Quote: but I don't know what that does or how it works.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:So I will be doing some experimentation with amperage loading soon. I am going to figure what fuse it will take to protect the thing from physical damage. Has anyone done this already?
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:
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
Vixen Polarie with Canon 60D Coronado PST W.O. 66 APO TV 85 Meade ETX90, AR6 w LX 80 Mount Meade LX90 18" Obsession with ServoCat and Argo Navis iPad Mini w Sky Safari Pro and SkyFi
Quote:I will chime in that as far as the legs detaching goes, I had the leg fall off of our LX80 scope just the other day. Luckily I was by my scope and able to catch it and Meade was able to replace it for free.
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:Very sad, how many is that now? 4? 5? Interesting that no one has had an OTA die in the failure...
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Quote:Does anyone on this forum have the lx80 autoguiding successfully? The module is on back order so how is one to test autoguiding before warranty expires?
Quote:Quote:Very sad, how many is that now? 4? 5? Interesting that no one has had an OTA die in the failure... How do we really know if that has never happened? Not everyone posts online.
Retired pilot with interests in grinding/polishing optics and with well made/simple telescopes showing uptdated the wonders in the universe.
Quote:Quote:Quote:Very sad, how many is that now? 4? 5? Interesting that no one has had an OTA die in the failure... How do we really know if that has never happened? Not everyone posts online. Are those legs breaking as a result of an owner wrongly tightening the upper leg bolts to pinch and to thus crack the ears of the base casing?The ear bolts are adjusted properly on my mount, and I doubt the casting would fail EXCEPT by over-stressing caused by over-tightened leg attach points.