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w9ray
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Reged: 07/07/11

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4894839 - 11/02/11 10:39 PM

"Includes two RS-232 serial interface ports (USB Adapter available separately). An optional plug-in Autoguider port is also available and sold separately."

Seriously.. serial ports only come a very few modern laptops..


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DerekTX
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Reged: 08/08/10

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: w9ray]
      #4971878 - 12/18/11 12:18 AM

Any news?

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Lane
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Reged: 11/19/07

Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: DerekTX]
      #4974739 - 12/19/11 06:31 PM

The news from my location here in Texas is that I am still waiting to buy my LX-80

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frebieAdministrator
Chief assistant to the assistant chief


Reged: 04/29/08

Loc: Neither here nor there.
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: Lane]
      #4976023 - 12/20/11 01:25 PM

Both LX80s and LX800s are on track for shipping starting in January, per a conversation with Meade this morning.

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sphelps
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Reged: 07/03/10

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: frebie]
      #5046966 - 01/30/12 10:54 PM

I don't think that January ship date is working out to well.

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Ricky
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/09/03

Loc: Nor Cal
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: sphelps]
      #5048354 - 01/31/12 04:42 PM

I checked with Highpoint Scientific and they have no idea when the LX80 will appear...

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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: Ricky]
      #5048659 - 01/31/12 07:45 PM

Shipping date at Hayneedle keeps going back....back....back! Now showing Feb. 23.

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Whichwayisnorth
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 07/04/11

Loc: Southern California
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: herrointment]
      #5106250 - 03/05/12 10:37 AM

I look 4 posts up at Frebie's post and then I look at my calendar. What the heck happened in the last 3 months over at Meade?

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AstronomicsAdministrator
Vendor if you must, AKA The Mighty Kong.
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Reged: 06/07/04

Loc: Right Here
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5107585 - 03/05/12 11:56 PM

I would rather have the bugs knocked out before they ship then after they get into the consumer's hands. Good things come to those who wait.

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fernando jorge
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Reged: 10/15/09

Loc: Montevideo, Uruguay
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5132303 - 03/20/12 01:43 PM

I have to decide what 8" telescope to buy in a couple of week.
So far, I think the CPC800 is the one, but this meade LX80 makes me think. Any news when it's going to be on the market?


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WalterG
newbie


Reged: 12/26/11

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: fernando jorge]
      #5160297 - 04/07/12 08:18 AM

I just cancelled my order for the LX80. I placed my order back in October 2011. I was just told that it still will be "another 5-6 weeks or so" I appreciate that Meade wants the mount to be high quality, but why advertise and take orders for it when you are not even close to being able to ship the mount. Very disappointing, I think they are making a big mistake.

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slkret123
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Michigan
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: WalterG]
      #5181022 - 04/19/12 11:04 PM

I've also given up on this mount. I ordered in early January foolishly believing that Meade would want to be shipping in time for improving spring weather. It's spring, the weather is getting nice, I cancelled the LX80 order and bought a CGEM. The silence from Meade is deafening.

Steve


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AstronomicsAdministrator
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Reged: 06/07/04

Loc: Right Here
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: slkret123]
      #5181079 - 04/19/12 11:51 PM

They started shipping the 800 mounts, I expect the 80s to follow in the near future.

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Griffin!
sage


Reged: 09/12/10

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this year. new [Re: slkret123]
      #5181123 - 04/20/12 12:40 AM

Quote:

I've also given up on this mount. I ordered in early January foolishly believing that Meade would want to be shipping in time for improving spring weather. It's spring, the weather is getting nice, I cancelled the LX80 order and bought a CGEM. The silence from Meade is deafening.

Steve




While the extra wait time is unfortunate I wouldn't say they've been silent about the mounts. Meade has posted quite a few times on their facebook page with updates from the LX800 beta testing. They may not have included ship dates but I can appreciate them trying to keep their customers in the loop.


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jpmoneystar
member


Reged: 05/26/12

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this ye new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5281068 - 06/20/12 05:28 PM

I just picked up my Meade LX80 Mount. I have a Meade 102ed/apo 920mm f/9. This mount is solid. I havent used it yet but will. I will be eventually buying a 12" meade or 11" celestron ota. use it as a double ota mount and reflect and refract. lol. I will let you know what i think after a few clear skies.

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Griffin!
sage


Reged: 09/12/10

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this ye new [Re: jpmoneystar]
      #5281218 - 06/20/12 07:24 PM

Quote:

I just picked up my Meade LX80 Mount. I have a Meade 102ed/apo 920mm f/9. This mount is solid. I havent used it yet but will. I will be eventually buying a 12" meade or 11" celestron ota. use it as a double ota mount and reflect and refract. lol. I will let you know what i think after a few clear skies.




Glad to see some more people getting these now

You should post some pictures/impressions of it in the mount forum.


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AstronomicsAdministrator
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Reged: 06/07/04

Loc: Right Here
Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this ye new [Re: Griffin!]
      #5281343 - 06/20/12 09:09 PM

We actually have two with 8" OTAS in stock at the moment.

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Uptmor
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Reged: 02/16/10

Re: New Meade LX80 and LX800 scopes coming this ye new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5384484 - 08/24/12 12:21 PM

Is it possible to buy just the OTA?

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