Quote:Hi Lee Jay, I forgot to mention that I usually image with a 6.3 focal reducer but the same is still true.I am use to imaging with my LX200 10" in Alt/Az mode on a tripod in the driveway. I started with a DSI IIc then later started using DSLR's. With no shakiness problems. This LX80 with a 10"ota in polar mode is shaky just using visual on a windless night. Its also difficult to focus. But last night with 5-8mph wind gusts It was difficult just to view the moon or M-13. In Alt/Az mode, no wind the 10"ota wasn't as bad visual but still worse than I expected. With the 10"ota and AR152mm refractor in duel scope mode it was a lot better. Just a little shaky. When I tried my Explore Scientific AR152mm f/6.5 refractor in Alt/Az mode there was less shakiness. It weighs 23lbs. I haven't tried it in polar mode yet. My AR152 refractor isn't shaky on my LXD75I think the problem is the 3/16"+ movement in the drives from the spring loaded wormgear when using heavier scopes.neilson
Quote:Other people have reported not having such trouble using a C11 on it. I wonder why the discrepancy.
Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Quote:I can now confirm that guiding with Envisage (Meade interface for the DSI camera) will NOT work...
...Meade Autostar 497 mounts (LXD-55, LXD-75) require a patched ASCOM driver for best performance...
Astro photo processing instructions here...
Quote:I just don't get it I don't understand..I would not buy a auto or computer or any other thing that did not work from a seller much less a seller that has a history of turning out produce that don't work right out of the box..its like catching the same fish time after time the fish never learns. Meade is fishing and you guys keep biting.
Quote:Will I guess you get what you pay for. I understand about the price and what it' suppose to do but if it doe's not work it will not matter how much you payed for it. How much is all your time a worry worth, will Meade renburse you for that.
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:Your right Jay I don't know of one. All I know if I bought a new car and it did not run or drive off the lot I would not set there and try to fixs it myself while the car dealer seat there and watched with my money in his pocket.
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.
Quote:I'd say the situation is not like your car analogy... This is more like a new computer you take home. To get it working the way you want, install all the software and drivers etc. Everything is there but you make it fit your needs.
C9.25 on CGEM
OldSchool 6" Newt on ASGT
My Denk Binoviewer is worth more than my portable mount
Permanent backyard steel pier
Tried to buy a LX80, talked out of it by a Meade dealer!
Andrew buys mounts on based on my recommendations!
Quote:"Are you folks hearing what you are saying $1.00 or $10.000 dollars if I buy something I expect it to work."
True, but we can either discuss business philosophy at length our we can try to help our fellow Cloudy Nighters solve real problems. I see nothing here that hasn't happened over and over and over with version 1.0 of practically anything. It's unfortunate, but it happens. The best way to avoid it is to wait for version 3.3.
Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.