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joelimite
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Does anyone have a Meade 2080 GEM?
      #4159297 - 11/02/10 06:38 PM

Just picked up one of these classics for my first equatorial mount. It includes a Quartz 784 RA drive. I didn't get a manual with it and can't seem to find one online. Anyone out there own this mount who wouldn't mind answering a few basic questions?

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GSO
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Re: Does anyone have a Meade 2080 GEM? new [Re: joelimite]
      #4159518 - 11/02/10 08:25 PM

Try yahoo groups here
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MEADE-LX5-LX6/?yguid=220326406


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joelimite
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Re: Does anyone have a Meade 2080 GEM? new [Re: GSO]
      #4160773 - 11/03/10 12:55 PM

Thanks for the link, GSO. I'll check it out. The seller just emailed me that he found the manual and is going to send it to me as a PDF, which should help too.

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Geo.
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Re: Does anyone have a Meade 2080 GEM? new [Re: joelimite]
      #4477804 - 03/27/11 02:19 PM

This was a short lived model 1996 that put the 2080 SCT on a very nice Mizar (Hino Metal Specialities) German mount. Quartz Drive and DSCs were options. Uncle Rod claims Celestron introduced the C8-SP as a response to the 2080GEM.

Meade didn't sell many and they are rare. OTOH Celestron still sells a successor model.


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DocFinance
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Re: Does anyone have a Meade 2080 GEM? new [Re: Geo.]
      #6350141 - 02/01/14 10:05 PM

I hate to resurrect a dead thread, but does anyone know of a source for a manual for this mount?

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