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Spacetravelerx
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Reged: 12/23/12

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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5984933 - 07/22/13 06:36 PM

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Any LX850 owners have a 365 outdoor cover for it yet? I am in the market and would like to know what fits and what doesn't. I have the 14" Fyi. Also I am going to get some sort of wheeled contraption for it so I can leave it set up and just move it around. Advice in that area would be appreciated.




Hello WhichWay...

I just got the TeleGizmos 365 Cover T3G2 for my 14" LX850. Telegizmos says it will fit (works on 14" CGEPros).

Now here is the rub - I have not tried it out yet with the LX850 fully assembled. Nary a clear sky here except for a few sucker holes last night so I have not bothered to take out the telescope.

For the system, I just carry out the tripod and use a large hand truck/convertible cart to take the LX850 components, then I assemble it. I typically leave it set up with or without the OTA for 7-14 days IF it looks like I will have several clear days (ain't happening right now). With the new cover I will leave the entire system outdoors now for up to 14 days or until I go on my next trip (which is often).


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Whichwayisnorth
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Reged: 07/04/11

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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5985192 - 07/22/13 09:49 PM

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Quote:

Any LX850 owners have a 365 outdoor cover for it yet? I am in the market and would like to know what fits and what doesn't. I have the 14" Fyi. Also I am going to get some sort of wheeled contraption for it so I can leave it set up and just move it around. Advice in that area would be appreciated.




Hello WhichWay...

I just got the TeleGizmos 365 Cover T3G2 for my 14" LX850. Telegizmos says it will fit (works on 14" CGEPros).

Now here is the rub - I have not tried it out yet with the LX850 fully assembled. Nary a clear sky here except for a few sucker holes last night so I have not bothered to take out the telescope.

For the system, I just carry out the tripod and use a large hand truck/convertible cart to take the LX850 components, then I assemble it. I typically leave it set up with or without the OTA for 7-14 days IF it looks like I will have several clear days (ain't happening right now). With the new cover I will leave the entire system outdoors now for up to 14 days or until I go on my next trip (which is often).




Ok thanks, I'll check in with you in a week or so and see how it went.


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5999472 - 07/31/13 03:04 AM

Just a quick FYI. Posted on the Ascom yahoo group it was mentioned that the ASCOM drivers for the LX850 are in the works and should be available for testing by the first of September.

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GlennS
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Reged: 06/19/12

Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #6286649 - 01/01/14 11:11 PM

I just got the Telegizmos Series 365 T3G2, I have a 10" LX850, and the fit is pretty generous (that was made for 12-14" OTAs on GEM).

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