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Awesomelenny
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: rigel123]
      #5651204 - 01/29/13 09:28 PM

Man is this cool reading!

By the way folks, John C. lives about 30 miles south of me and he's right when he says he only has like a few days a year to really work with something with all the clouds we have here. Now look at that smiley. See the space between the two clouds that roll by? that's the equivalent of a clear night in N.E. Ohio!!!


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hectar
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5653634 - 01/31/13 05:49 AM

Quote:

Hector,

You do realize that the only reason Jason is listed as a vendor is because he sells prints of his photos don't you?

He doesn't sell Meade mounts. So how does selling prints of his photos make him biased?




If you Read carefully what has been said here, you will find your answers. I am not the type of person who buys everything which glitters and starts posting questions about it.


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Bowmoreman
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: hectar]
      #5653689 - 01/31/13 06:47 AM

Just a general comment to all to keep it friendly and civil here... Has been thus far, but sometimes these LX threads can wander as we've all seen...


Thanks all!


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Pak
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #5656361 - 02/01/13 01:22 PM

High-Tech Telescopes
Defining Terms Used in Marketing
By Allen Hwang

ALL NEW - The power supply, connectors, and software
are not compatible with previous versions. Even the
screw threads are different.
ADVANCED DESIGN - Salespeople don't understand it.
BREAKTHROUGH - It nearly worked on the first try.
DESIGN SIMPLICITY - It was developed on a
shoestring budget.
EXCLUSIVE - We're the only ones who have the
directions telling how to use it.
FIELD TESTED - The manufacturer has no way to test
it.
FOOLPROOF OPERATION - It's unrepairable, short of
sending it back to the factory (which can't fix it either).
FUTURISTIC - It only runs with the help of a nextgeneration computer, which isn't available yet.
HIGH ACCURACY - The screw threads match the
threads of the holes they're supposed to mate with.
IT'S HERE AT LAST - We've released a 26-week
project in 48 weeks.
MAINTENANCE FREE - see Foolproof Operation.
MEETS OR EXCEEDS OPTICAL STANDARDS - We
haven't the foggiest idea about the total wavefront
accuracy.
NEW - It comes in a different color than the first version.
PERFORMANCE PROVEN - It worked through beta
test.
QUALITY STANDARDS - It works most of the time.
REVOLUTIONARY - Everything that's supposed to go
round and round actually goes round and round.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - We'll send you
another manual if this one fails to work.
STOCK ITEM - We shipped it once before and we can
do it again, probably.
UNMATCHED - No one else wants to copy our design.
UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE - May mean two
different things:
1.Actually worked the first time right out of the box.
2.Nothing before ever ran so erratically.
YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT - We finally got one to
work.


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TxStars
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Pak]
      #5656410 - 02/01/13 01:50 PM

You forgot one:

"Thuroghly Tested"
a)Two people have used it
b) One person used it two times


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rockethead26
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: TxStars]
      #5656580 - 02/01/13 03:24 PM

Pak,



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Pak
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: TxStars]
      #5656639 - 02/01/13 04:00 PM

Not my list so blame the author.

Quote:

You forgot one:

"Thuroghly Tested"
a)Two people have used it
b) One person used it two times




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Awesomelenny
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Pak]
      #5656786 - 02/01/13 05:08 PM



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TxStars
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Pak]
      #5659118 - 02/02/13 11:29 PM

I stand corrected.
Is that why the included instructions for a product are incorrect?


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Mantis707
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5675051 - 02/12/13 12:20 AM

That is one of the nicest horse heads I have seen! I'm drooling.....Cant wait to see more and read more about the testing of the new system!

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mpgxsvcd
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Mantis707]
      #5675095 - 02/12/13 01:00 AM

That is a good image. I wouldn't be disappointed with it. What camera was used?

Edited by mpgxsvcd (02/12/13 01:00 AM)


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: mpgxsvcd]
      #5675375 - 02/12/13 07:59 AM

I am going to call this image the 'Horse' nebula instead of 'Horse Head'. With a little imagination you can make out an entire horse!

Tony


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DeanG
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5704392 - 02/27/13 10:12 PM

Jason,
Can you send me the dimensions of the 14" OTA? I need to know the width of the OTA and the width including the Losmandy mounting plate. I am building a fork mount and I am trying to calculate the distance between the fork arms.

Dean


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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: DeanG]
      #5704673 - 02/28/13 01:50 AM

Any body received the LX 850 yet? Seems like a very long time to be in transit

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Griffin!
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5704681 - 02/28/13 02:00 AM

The only one I know of is the guy on 4M. Though, I did see a short 2nd-hand report from someone on another forum:

"I spent over 2 hours with an 850 mount/12" OTA user, over Google+, I saw what he saw. I have to say, I am impressed, starlock works, and works well. Automated Drift alignment, no problem."

Has anyone with a 14" on order gotten a tracking number yet?


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" new [Re: Griffin!]
      #5704803 - 02/28/13 07:19 AM

My 14" in being processed for shipment now, Carlos Hernandez, in support, promised tracking number by the end of this week.

He said this last week, but, it was not promised last week, this week it was promised.

Tony


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Re: LX850 14" [Re: ahopp]
      #5704824 - 02/28/13 07:49 AM

Best of luck. Keep us posted

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corpusse
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Re: LX850 14" [Re: Hilmi]
      #5705114 - 02/28/13 11:08 AM

I'm surprised they are taking so long to ship out. A local store apparently has them in stock. If only they would test them they'd sell out right away or never depending on the results...

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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" [Re: corpusse]
      #5705156 - 02/28/13 11:35 AM

I am waiting on my 14" too. I have just been told "soon". Right now I have a 12" that I've been testing so they want to swap out the OTA with the 14", add on a counter weight and they are replacing the (mount only) since there was a physical change between when I got the beta example and when they started shipping the real deal.

Hopefully "soon" is sooner than what I predict.

Edited by Whichwayisnorth (02/28/13 11:37 AM)


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" [Re: corpusse]
      #5705439 - 02/28/13 02:26 PM

If I had any other size; 10" or 12", I would have it. The 14" is going thru the line last.

Tony


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