Quote: Whichwayisnorth....Considering the difficulty of setting up and tearing down the large LX 850, I contacted JMI and asked if they had Wheely Bars that would fit and hold the size and weight of the LX 850. I was told that they have a normal and heavyweight model Wheely Bar that would be perfect for that scope. They also have a motorized version. Would that be helpful or did you already consider that for mobility of your scope? Travelenfree
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:Whichwayisnorth,And I thought you ordered this as your Grab n' Go setup
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
Quote:"Whichway".....Is that a concrete pad imbedded in your lawn? Is that pad specifically for use with the telescope?.....Travelenfree
Quote:OK, so, I put the scope thru its paces last night as far as pointing is concerned. I am using the Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD camera. It was putting everything spot on in the center of the chip. I was quite amazed and enjoyed the night.I will also say again, the views of Jupiter thru the 14" are incredible.Tony
Quote:Sorry, will be traveling all next week, but, will be at the meeting tonight.Tony
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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.
Quote:I've never liked the SCT covers for my scopes on GEMs. For my C14, on either the CGE or AP mounts, I use the cover for 16" to 18" dobs.This allows me to cover the scope all the way to the ground when it's parked on top of the mount pointed north.-Wade
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Quote:I also want to start doing some long exposure star shots to see how tracking is.
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Quote:First light for your new mount, John?
Quote:Lee - you are using this on a 14" LX850?!?!? Does it fit?
Quote:Any other updates? Had a chance to run some PE tests? Id love to see how this version compares to the first LX800 I had.
Quote:John - How will you quantify the raw & corrected PR and the guide error?
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.