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Asturies
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Reged: 06/14/07

Loc: La Mancha, Spain
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Hossman]
      #2243500 - 03/08/08 03:35 AM

Well, here an image of my setup, lots of parts homemade, I like DIY
When I grow up I want to change to GEM, but my wife says IT'S ENOUGH!!!
The camera used for imaging is allways the 350D, that's a Yashica inherited from my father, but i didn't have another digital to do the shots!


Regards
Fernando


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Kim Miau
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/17/06

Loc: Malaysia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Asturies]
      #2243524 - 03/08/08 04:20 AM

Salute! I always want to diy parts myself but I don't have the tools and the time..

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Asturies
sage


Reged: 06/14/07

Loc: La Mancha, Spain
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #2243560 - 03/08/08 05:31 AM

I have the tools but now got two kids,
You can't imagine how much time all that took to me.
Greetings, Fernando


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Crims
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Reged: 04/04/06

Loc: ijmuiden/holland
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Asturies]
      #2263990 - 03/17/08 05:52 PM

great stuff over there

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LDb
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Reged: 02/01/08

Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: john]
      #2271588 - 03/21/08 12:38 AM

Here's my setup and I am looking forward to many years with it


Edited by LDb (03/21/08 12:55 AM)


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Ishtim
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Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: N. Alabama, USA
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Neil]
      #2302090 - 04/03/08 10:02 AM

Hi All,

I am somewhat new here, and I love visiting the forums.

Here a shot from 2006 of my 14"LX200 on top of ME and parallax aluminum pier at a remote site. Now it's all permanently mounted in a 12X12 roll off that sits about where the trailer lives.... *goes to find newer pics*



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Crims
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Reged: 04/04/06

Loc: ijmuiden/holland
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Ishtim]
      #2302337 - 04/03/08 11:56 AM

o dear.... thats a .... ..... i am impressed

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Kim Miau
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/17/06

Loc: Malaysia
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Ishtim]
      #2306107 - 04/05/08 01:27 AM

Wow.. what a terrific setup...

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gillmj24
Post Laureate
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Reged: 12/06/05

Loc: PA
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Kim Miau]
      #2321668 - 04/12/08 10:51 AM

I brought her back home this week



Full size link: here


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Crims
sage


Reged: 04/04/06

Loc: ijmuiden/holland
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: gillmj24]
      #2335726 - 04/18/08 11:07 AM


Quote:

I brought her back home this week



Full size link: here




The links doesn't work?


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impakt
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Reged: 04/08/07

Loc: Albany Western Australia
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Crims]
      #2368601 - 05/03/08 10:36 AM

This is 'half' of my scope.



Full system is:
12" LX200R
80mm Mead series 5000 refractor
Losmandy rings, plates, counter weight system & SLR bracket
Kendrick dew heater
DSI Pro II with filters
Canon 350D DSLR(no mod) with narrow band clip filters (well, I will have in a few weeks)
26mm mead plossl
16 & 9mm naglers
35mm panoptic
JMB solar filters for both scopes

Scope will be mounted to a pier via a home made wedge and will live in the observatory (under construction - glassed dome w/square building).


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Altinakis
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Reged: 11/04/07

Loc: Greece, Thessaloniki
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Hawkeye]
      #2430986 - 05/31/08 08:22 AM Attachment (293 downloads)

My turn now!

Let the world see my first SCT ever!

The famous Meade LX200 8" EMC F10 (Classic) telescope.


And the rest is history!


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vi100
sage


Reged: 10/15/04

Loc: Santa Pola (Spain)
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: Altinakis]
      #2494682 - 07/02/08 03:13 AM

Hello,

This is my set up at my observatory located at home:
LX200 10" Classic and tunned SkyWatcher ED80.



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Matthew Ota
Hmmm


Reged: 04/30/05

Loc: Los Angeles, California
Re: Show off your LX, RCX setup new [Re: vi100]
      #2510389 - 07/10/08 11:26 AM

Here is my 10 inch LX250GPS set up in Bluff Park, Long Beach
Orion ED80 on top. An Orion 2-D counterweight rail with custom weights added. Custom aluminum adjustable piggyback mount to handle 2" to 3 1/2" dia. telescopes. OPT scopesaver tray installed for easy alt/az mount installation.

Handmade dew shield, coroplast plastic sign substrate slotted on one side in order to roll it into a cylinder, covered with black vinyl. PVC plastic stiffener ring on the end. PVC plastic internal stiffener rind inside acts as s stop.

I built custom transport cases by making 1/4 inch plywood boxes. One is at the same dimensions as the Meade box, for the fork/OTA assembly. The other box is made for transport of the tripod and scopesaver, plus accessories. I painted them Meade Blue and made custom white corporate logos. I put wheels on them on the base and on one end for easy transport. Handles are placed on each side. When the boxes are laid flat as shown, they are strong enough to be used as low tables, or even a bench for children to sit on.

The telescope sits on a custom built wooden wheely bar with welded T_handle allthread levelling jacks and 3 inch wheels. The assembly folds up for transport. It is made from 2x4 legs with 1/4 inch plywood center plate. 9 volt battery powered flashing red LED units are mounted on the ends for astronomy outreach. One way to make it easier would be to motorize the jacks for levelling, or to make a special attachment for a portable drill to engage the T- handles. Saves arthritic hands form turning the jacks....

Not shown:

Second tripod with Bonny lakes Milburn Wedge for astroimaging.

Piggybacked Coronado Helios 1 Hydrogen Alpha solar telescope

Piggybacked Meade EXT90 Guide Scope

Custom Baader astrosolar safety film cell, made from 1/4" PVC sign substrate. Used for daytime solar outreach. Two 4" holes, both with hinged hatches. One for visual film, one for photo film.

Custom Hartmann mask, made from black PVC sign substrate.
Two 4" holes, one 4" triangle hole. All with PVC hinged hatches.



Edited by Matthew Ota (07/10/08 04:27 PM)


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billt812
newbie


Reged: 09/08/07

Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: LDb]
      #2597004 - 08/22/08 04:29 PM

Nice setup. Where did you get the wheeled cart?? Thanks for your time.

Bill


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katodog
Supreme Grandmaster
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Reged: 03/31/06

Loc: Carol Stream, Illinois
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: billt812]
      #2604846 - 08/26/08 01:27 PM

I just went through this whole thread and can't believe that I didn't post a pic of my scope. I must be slipping in my old age, I never pass up a chance to show off.


Full Setup



And a smaller pic...





These were shot was after I installed a 7" LCD monitor, but before the install of an eyepiece tray on the other fork. This scope is starting to become a behemoth. I've got so much hanging on it that it's starting to look not so much like a telescope. People are going to start thinking it's some kind of death ray or missile launcher or something.


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Kolenka
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Reged: 06/01/08

Loc: Seattle Area, WA, USA
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: katodog]
      #2615190 - 08/31/08 02:07 PM Attachment (239 downloads)

A night shot of the 10" LX200R before breaking it down for the night. A few upgrades done to it, but mostly still stock, I guess.

Edited by Kolenka (08/31/08 02:09 PM)


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Gavin Bray
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Reged: 12/31/06

Loc: Australia
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Kolenka]
      #2628049 - 09/06/08 08:13 PM Attachment (263 downloads)

Here's my 14" LX200R mounted on an AP1200 GTO using Parallax Instruments' rings. At the back I have a feathertouch focuser and on top of the scope a Stellarvue F50 finder and a Stellarvue SV90T piggybacked using Losmandy gear. Whenever the weather cooperates this setup gives me a lot of pleasure.

Gavin


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twosox
journeyman


Reged: 09/03/08

Loc: blackpool
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: Gavin Bray]
      #2630267 - 09/08/08 06:36 AM Attachment (208 downloads)

My Meade 14" gps, basic setup at the moment, but its slowly getting there. 15 minutes to setup and about 3 to pack it away !! wheels are great

derek.


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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: Show off your LX200 setup new [Re: twosox]
      #2693304 - 10/11/08 04:48 PM

14" on Paramount with tec140 & wo66


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