Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
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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:Both of those images show slightly elongated stars.
Quote:Reads like "Meade"...
8" SCT80mm f7 EDSmall GEM
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:
Quote:Quote:Reads like "Meade"...
Do you only post in Meade threads? The above post is, in my opinion, absurd and very speculative.
Quote:Quote:Quote:Reads like "Meade"... Do you only post in Meade threads? The above post is, in my opinion, absurd and very speculative. I'm awaiting delivery of an LX850 mount (purchased at retail). I hope that when I start posting about it I am not accused of being a shill. For one thing, plenty of folks know me and know that I have no brand loyalty whatever (especially to Meade; haven't owned any Meade gear for years) and have no commercial relationships with anyone in the industry. For another, it would be highly offensive and not the kind of thing we want to see on CN.-edit- In other words, the poster who started this thread has something to say which is of interest to many of us. Let's permit him to speak.
Quote:Quote:Reads like "Meade"... Do you only post in Meade threads? The above post is, in my opinion, absurd and very speculative.
Quote:You may want to play with the auto calibrated RA and DEC values. I find that the auto set may be a bit too aggressive if you do a good job of training the PE. I am using a production mount now and the RAW PE is around 6 arc seconds. Starlock training of the PE is not quite as good as PEMPro because its just an average, PEMPro does a Fourier analysis. After generating the values watch a star in focus mode with your camera and back off if it over corrects. I am using 10% for both RA and DEC which means I have a very good polar alignment and Starlock isn't having to do much work since the drive is running so well.
Not all mounts coming off the line will be that good but no matter, with training you can get to around 5 arc seconds which is no problem for Starlock guiding.
Give us some feedback on the auto polar alignment, I didn't do much testing there, I generally use PEMPro for that.
Quote:Pak, Are you trolling for a reason? Please stop. Some of are trying to learn about a new mount.
Quote:Not trolling just providing a reality check. Before someone pays money for the honor of lacing up their Nike's [ sic ] and drinking the cool aid [ sic ], I think a little caution is in order.
Quote:Thank you for correcting my spelling and punctuation.
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Quote: Come on people.
Quote:Quote: Come on people. My only question is why are you concerned about other member's decisions? Meade hasn't sent out an armed assassin to potential mount owners and forced them to spend their 6K on their mount. I imagine that someone spending that kind of money has more than likely read through the myriad posts about Meade's mounts. If, after their research, they decide that they want the 850, it's THEIR CHOICE. Do you go through every section and warn members about buying scopes or cameras that you find questionable or are you fixated on this particular piece of equipment? You may not see it this way, but you have some sort of obsession with this mount and it's not in a positive way. I think I speak for many here that grow weary of your overly repeated screed warning us that when the 850 shows up that it will self destruct once the instructions are read. We get your point. After all, you've stated it enough. David
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Quote:You know what? I'll go on about my business then You guys can throw your money at Meade if you want.