Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8 WO 66mm APO 80mm f/7 refractor Sears 60mm refractor 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote: Out of the box I'd say the LXD-75 was a bit above the quality of the average CG-5.
HyperTuned CGEM and G11wG2 SV115T20, Meade SN-8, AT-66, and modified 20d. Nebulosity, SkyTools3, TSX, and Pixinsight.
Barnard Astronomical Society
TV Genesis (non-sdf) TV NP127is Clave 6, Pentax XW 7, Vixen LVW 13, Panoptic 27 2x TeleXtender, 2.5x Powermate LXD75 AutoStar
Quote:Out of the box I'd say the LXD-75 was a bit above the quality of the average CG-5.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:I don't understand your first sentence but the LXD75 competes with a CG5 from celestron. Both are light duty mounts and adequate for visual use. More patient people use them for astro imaging as well.There used to be a 3rd party belt drive mod that would eliminate backlash of the spur gears that go from the drive motor to the telescope axis' gear. Not essential but it was a fun upgrade to do and I learned how the innards worked a little bit. I'm not sure if the Warps Drive kit is still available.
Meade 16" f/4.5 Lightbridge M42 w/Paracorr & "Crossbow" EQT-200 Equatorial Platform
Meade AR-6 w/10:1 Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Meade ETX-125 Terabeam/Wegat
Orion ST80 w/single speed Crayford Focuser
CGEM Hypertuned by Deep Space Products