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.
http://www.faintfuzzy.net Stuff C14, C8, Orion XX14i, Meade 8" ACF, AT6RC, AT102ED, Orion ED80, PST, AP1600GTO, CGE, CG5, ST10-XME/CFW8, QHY8PRO, Optec TCF-s, Microtouch Focuser, Pyxis LE, Hyperstar for C8.
I will be curious to see the results people get by slapping a DSLR on their LX850, pointing at the Trifid, or Whirlpool, or Dumbell and taking a 5 minute shot. This is how I interpret the promise of the LX850.
Quote:Edit: I wanted to add that Jason is using the F/8 OTA's that Meade sends him. What about the person who just wants the mount only and plans to stick a longer FL telescope on there? Will they have the same results?
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Quote:He's shooting at 2800mm, which is challenging enough. My Tak NJP can't do that without additional, external hardware. That's the point of the LXD850.For the first time, I'm giving serious thought to making the switch myself. I could use the increased payload capacity.
http://txstars.org/ "It's not a 12 Step Program it is a 12 shot Roll" Equipment: Yes
Quote:might be cheaper to just buy an SG-4 for the Tak..
Quote:I'm not sure you could get increased payload capacity with the Meade LX850 over the Tak NJP.
Quote:Quote:I'm not sure you could get increased payload capacity with the Meade LX850 over the Tak NJP. That's one possible concern. I've looked at one but wasn't serious at the time; I'd want to take a closer look. I may be already over the weight rating on the NJP; there are more than 70 pounds of counterweight on there now. I'd also be concerned about Meade being there in the next few years. Still, we've been hearing about their imminent demise for many years, during which Celestron was the one to be sold off by a bankruptcy trustee. I haven't decided to do it; I'm just considering it. I usually don't keep stuff forever; I sold the four Tak refractors and the Tak Cassegrain already so the mount could easily be next. I note that I haven't been in the observatory since April; I need to stir things up a little in there to make it fun again.
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:
Quote:I'd also be concerned about Meade being there in the next few years.
Quote:Only 5 minutes?
Quote:The discussion "dwindled" because every time someone created a post it was deleted by the admins.I still wonder what happened to all of the folks that returned their mounts and ...
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
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/
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:Hector,You do realize that the only reason Jason is listed as a vendor is because he sells prints of his photos don't you?He doesn't sell Meade mounts. So how does selling prints of his photos make him biased?
Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:You forgot one:"Thuroghly Tested"a)Two people have used itb) One person used it two times
14" Meade LX850 80mm Meade 6000 ED APO 90mm Meade ETX 60mm Focal (First Telescope) Orion MiniGiant 9x63 Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD Canon 5D Mark II Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Canon 24-105mm f/4L