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ahopp
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Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746143 - 03/20/13 08:16 PM Attachment (66 downloads)

Mount w/counter weights:

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746145 - 03/20/13 08:17 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

WOW!:

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746149 - 03/20/13 08:18 PM Attachment (68 downloads)

She scares me a little:

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746152 - 03/20/13 08:19 PM Attachment (70 downloads)

That extra knob is the mirror lock:

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Whichwayisnorth
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Reged: 07/04/11

Loc: Southern California
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746197 - 03/20/13 08:36 PM

Including the serial and usb cable is new. I never got those.

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galaxy_jason
Vendor


Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Texas
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746200 - 03/20/13 08:37 PM

Hey you figured out the "fish tool". I went through 3 test mounts before I figured out that you use that to fish the cables through the mount

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5746225 - 03/20/13 08:44 PM

Also, they did not pick up my counter weight shaft when they recalled the LX800. It has a much better end cap, so, I put that on the LX850 counter weight shaft.

Tony


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germana1
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Reged: 05/14/09

Loc: New Jersey
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5746235 - 03/20/13 08:45 PM

Tony great job and wish You the best of luck with the new stuff and hope all works well, stormy looks great too by the way.
Pete


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Whichwayisnorth
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Reged: 07/04/11

Loc: Southern California
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746253 - 03/20/13 08:52 PM

Quote:

Also, they did not pick up my counter weight shaft when they recalled the LX800. It has a much better end cap, so, I put that on the LX850 counter weight shaft.

Tony




You lucky sob. I've been BEGGING for that old stainless cap. I am so jealous right now.


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GooglyEyes
sage


Reged: 11/29/11

Loc: Colorado
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5746324 - 03/20/13 09:22 PM


That sure is a beautiful looking mount and 'scope. Thank you for the telescope porn.

I hope the 'scope/mount is everything you were looking for.

Mar


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: GooglyEyes]
      #5746519 - 03/20/13 10:45 PM

Thanks Mar, I hope so too.

Tony


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5746528 - 03/20/13 10:51 PM Attachment (43 downloads)

Yes, BrokeAstronomer, I am a lucky S.O.B.

I am thinking about changing my signature to include the stainless steel shaft cap as a separate piece of gear, it is awesome, and, provides additional weight. Feels like about 5#s:

Tony


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746535 - 03/20/13 10:55 PM

Also, did you notice the 2 lock nuts on the shaft, they were not part of the LX800. I like them. You can lock the counter weights in one place. Not that I think they would have moved, nice touch. I think they are a very dense nylon. But, much harder than I have ever seen. Maybe some other material.

Tony


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746574 - 03/20/13 11:12 PM

Yep, they keep the weights from shifting/rattling.

As to the stainless end cap:

When I had the lx800 I ended up putting one of those stick on pads, the kind that you put on the bottom of chair legs to keep them from scratching hardwood floors, down into the hole so that the cap would not tighten up so much as to get stuck. I've had it stuck on there a few times before I did that. Just a pro-tip for you.

Edited by Whichwayisnorth (03/20/13 11:14 PM)


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galaxy_jason
Vendor


Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Texas
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746585 - 03/20/13 11:19 PM

That's the same CW shaft cap they use on the max mount. Just tried out, yep, it fits.

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Hilmi
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Reged: 03/07/10

Loc: Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5746702 - 03/21/13 12:28 AM

Congratulations. Looks good im sure it works good too.

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frozen.kryo
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Reged: 01/28/11

Loc: East of the Sun, West of the M...
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5746824 - 03/21/13 02:26 AM

Congrats Tony! Looks like a winner!

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bilgebayModerator
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: frozen.kryo]
      #5746893 - 03/21/13 04:52 AM

Congratulations Tony!

I am curious to know if you were able to sleep like a baby after all this unpacking and assembly or full awake all night for the sake of a first light instead

This is a beautiful rig indeed.


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orlyandico
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Reged: 08/10/09

Loc: Singapore
Re: LX850 Poll [Re: bilgebay]
      #5746924 - 03/21/13 06:11 AM

it's true what they say!

the position of the RA and DEC motors, the position of the cables on the RA and DEC motors, and the logo on top of the RA motor....

all remind me of one particular mount.


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5746976 - 03/21/13 07:09 AM

BrokeAstronomer, thanks for the tip, just put a furniture foot pad in the hole.

Tony


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