Quote: I was a little surprised during polar alignment that the mount cants off to the east about 30deg to make final Polaris alignment. Book says nothing about that.
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Quote:I am a new 12" lx 850 owner. owned it a month only had two nights of viewing. It came without one of the two counter weights. This being the case I missed the last new moon with low humidity and smooth air. I was a little ticked. Anyway, when I did finally get to use it I too was impressed. My only other reference is a etx 90. So naturally this is a huge improvement. I was a little surprised during polar alignment that the mount cants off to the east about 30deg to make final Polaris alignment. Book says nothing about that. At first I thought something must be wrong. Just went with it and mount and scope worked fine.Is a little heavy for setting up myself. Finding it doable though.Looking forward to next new moon. Although it is hot and humid here now.
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Quote:Andrew,I must admit that I have read some of your posts before I purchased my lx850. I googled lx 850 and there were links to your threads. The descriptions you gave and pictures you posted of M51 or M101, maybe were part of the reason I went ahead with getting it. You should get a commission from meade. Anyway thanks to all.
Quote: I don't recognize it off hand.
Quote:You binned that down to 2mb.
Quote: I noticed you are using a rc ota. My acf will need some field flattening to get results like yours will it not?
Quote:It does a pretty nice job with conventional CCD imaging also.Larger version: http://www.lx-850.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/rgb-5-1200.jpg
Quote:spacetravelerx,Or do you prefer Andrew? Do I remember reading you use sky safari connected to you 14" lx850? I just downloaded it and it seams really cool at first glance.
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Quote:Congrats on the LX850! Very very nice system. I am also glad that Andrew is willing to take the time to show videos etc. I have been promising to do that for a year now and haven't
Quote:Two conditions for me to do the videos - I need to get home to New Mexico, and I need a break from the monsoons. We need the rain, but a break in the nightly cloud cover when I am there would be nice!
Quote:Quote:Two conditions for me to do the videos - I need to get home to New Mexico, and I need a break from the monsoons. We need the rain, but a break in the nightly cloud cover when I am there would be nice! Whaaaat? you mean you cant control the weather? You call yourself a rocket scientist? I can wait. Of course conditions must be right, and you will need the time to do it. By all means take your time, zero pressure. I am wondering how you connected your telescope with the sky safari on your phone. Are you using a serial connection to a computer and then blue tooth to the phone?