Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, Panoptics and Plossl's. Also Pentax 10XW, 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:I wish they sold the LXD scopes as OTA only. The mount is not one of the best. For those I know that have the OTA, they LOVE it and with a few minor adjustments, the scope can be just as good as an astrograph.
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
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Quote:I see that Bresser (Meade Europe I think, i.e. JOC - Jinghua Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. - of China who also own Explore Scientific, and JOC made the LXD75 mount for Meade) are offering the Exos 2 Goto mount which is it seems identical to the LXD75 ;-
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Quote:The tripod in the photo looks like the one that Meade shipped with the first few LX75 mounts. It was pretty spindly, and Meade upgraded to a beefier one quickly.