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
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.
Quote:FWIW -- I was just able top connect my 10" X-850 to the SkyX Serious Astronomer edition -- selected LX200-10" as the scope. It appears to work well (well, at least for knowing where the scope is pointed, and slewing to objects).
Quote:this monster it is quite a lot of work (heavy) setting up and tearing down for just a night or two at the most.
Quote:Quote:this monster it is quite a lot of work (heavy) setting up and tearing down for just a night or two at the most.
Quote:You need to build your self an obsevatory!-Open door roll off roof power up and go- LOL
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Quote:I use these to roll the scope out of the garage and into theback yard. Do you have a driveway?
Quote:You don't say where in SoCal you are but it's clear in Chula Vista till next Wednesday. Finally. I hope the same for you. BTW, those LX850's are really beautiful things. Congratulations.
Quote:Every thing is tight. I was able to observe the shaft slip as I slewed the scope as an experiment -- This on just can't handle the 6.4 pounds -- maybe 6 is the limit. This is a brand new one -- the first one I had woould slip with the weight of a 25mm eyepiece (heck, all I had to do was rothate the ZISMF in my hand with no weight -- the thing would slide up and down freely.