18" F/5 Home-Built Dob. with Mike Dudley Mirror 6" F/15 Brass w/ D&G Lens on DS-16 Mount DS-10 10" F/4.5 Newtonian LXD650 and LX200 Classic Autostar Converted! 11x80 Meade (Vintage Japan Made). A few Naglers and 8mm and 13mm Ethos. Gadgets and parts everywhere.
"A telescope is either good or cheap, not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!
Cliff Hipsher ICC USN (Ret.) '03 883 XLH Meade 2080/LXD75 (Big Blue) Meade DSI Color Meade DSI Pro TEC Cooled Celestron Neximage Celestron Radial Guider Star Guider Filter Wheel Vixen Flip Mirror Some Eyepieces Swift 7x50's Empty Wallet I.A.M.B.K. I ride. There fore I am...
Quote::) Bump Contrary to expectations, after a 5 minute phone call to Meade I was able to place order for a new set of motors. Nor was there any long wait, or confusing multi level list of options - I got straight through to a real person. Delivery expected in ~2 weeks according to the representative. There was the option for return/repair but that would have taken ~4 weeks and incurred extra shipping charges.Hopefully I can get this thing pointing at the sky again (under my control)!CheersEd
Edmund 4 1/4 space conquerer Tasco 10TE w/motordrive 18"f5 dob Meade SN6