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n2dpsky
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Griffin!]
      #5618235 - 01/11/13 11:47 PM

Cool. Thanks for the update, Griffin.

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Starhawk
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5618288 - 01/12/13 12:25 AM

Seriously- make it do it all so there aren't surprises when they ship.

Good hunting,

-Rich


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5618354 - 01/12/13 01:08 AM

Best of luck I'm glad you got a replacement for your mount, and I am 100% confident that this round of Beta testing will be far more thorough.

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sphelps
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5618368 - 01/12/13 01:27 AM

Michael,
I hope you will be posting some videos of your results. I will be buying a 12" version of the LX850 based on it's performance and from what I have read, it should be impressive. I wish you clear skies.


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: EFT]
      #5618439 - 01/12/13 04:11 AM

Let another year of (just) glittery ads begin...

Pun aside, for once I would like Meade to release a product first and advertise later. Was a big advocate of LX800 when it was first announced; now it sends a chill down my spine.


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: mmalik]
      #5618706 - 01/12/13 09:59 AM

That's the problem with print advertising in the big magazines. With a 3 to 4 month lead time for ads, it would be hard to announce new products without predicting when they will be ready for release well ahead of time. That may be OK for a small, simple product, but it's a real challenge for something like a new mount. You would never convince the marketing people to release a new major product and then wait 4 months before it appears in the major print publications since they are the only true "advertizing" available for astro gear.

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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: EFT]
      #5618780 - 01/12/13 10:44 AM

Ah excellent. I know this is the you can start speculating thread, however i would really like to see some cold hard facts from the people who have there mounts back, ie. Michael etc..... before the fore and against arguments start all over again.......please?

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Lee Jay
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Scotty H]
      #5619143 - 01/12/13 02:08 PM

So when is the LX80 going to get fixed?

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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Lee Jay]
      #5619163 - 01/12/13 02:23 PM

Quote:

So when is the LX80 going to get fixed?




I think that may be a much harder sell. I am surprised at the number of people who still seem to be willing to buy it, while I don't think anyone would have bought the former LX800.


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Lee Jay
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: EFT]
      #5619366 - 01/12/13 04:15 PM

So, I see Meade has removed all mention of the f/5 reducer from their site. Am I missing it or is it on indefinite delay?

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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Lee Jay]
      #5619471 - 01/12/13 05:18 PM

So basically a LX850 is a LX800 that works? Hmm. Wouldn't have me rushing to buy a Meade.

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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Dixie]
      #5619496 - 01/12/13 05:30 PM

Quote:

So basically a LX850 is a LX800 that works? Hmm. Wouldn't have me rushing to buy a Meade.




Yes, but if the 850 works to the original specs it could be a very nice mount.


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Bill Dean
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Lee Jay]
      #5619731 - 01/12/13 07:50 PM

Reducer is still mentioned for the LX600 series SCs. Presumably they're the same OTAs so maybe there's less going on than what you're reading into the more recent LX850 info.

Clear skies,
Bill


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ur7x
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5619982 - 01/12/13 11:03 PM

Quote:

Quote:

So basically a LX850 is a LX800 that works? Hmm. Wouldn't have me rushing to buy a Meade.




Yes, but if the 850 works to the original specs it could be a very nice mount.




So would the LX80


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: ur7x]
      #5619999 - 01/12/13 11:18 PM

Kind of reminds me of the LXD-55.. it wasn't long until the improved version, the LXD-75 was introduced.

Jon


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5624031 - 01/15/13 09:09 AM

Some developments here.... Thx

Note: More info here....

Edited by mmalik (01/15/13 06:43 PM)


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Starhawk
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: mmalik]
      #5624086 - 01/15/13 09:50 AM

I wonder if David will take down those old LX800 threads he made sticky, now.

From a post on Cats, the LX 850s coming back to owners are rebuilt LX 800s. If we can't get better data, the tracking on the rebuild is 16 seconds rms, so it's half of what it was. Jason reported 5"-6" guided. But then he got mad when asked about testing to the spec and that was the end of the thread. It appears the claimed performance is now 1 arc second if atmospheric conditions allow. Given you can get an AP Mach 1 GTO for the cost of this thing, it's hard to reconcile this, so please post carefully gathered tracking data.

-Rich


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ahopp
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5624151 - 01/15/13 10:39 AM

Rick,

The recalled scopes will not be rebuilt LX800s, they will be factory line produced LX850s. I confirmed this with VP Support.

Tony


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galaxy_jason
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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5624231 - 01/15/13 11:33 AM

Quote:

Jason reported 5"-6" guided. But then he got mad when asked about testing to the spec and that was the end of the thread.
-Rich




Totally incorrect. The TRAINED PE is 4-5". Starlock's guiding is to spec.


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Re: You can start speculating - New LX850 Announced new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5624923 - 01/15/13 06:19 PM

Meade announced on the Meade 4M site that all recalled LX800s would be returned as LX850s.

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