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travelenfree1952
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5808112 - 04/19/13 03:44 AM

Whichwayisnorth....Considering the difficulty of setting up and tearing down the large LX 850, I contacted JMI and asked if they had Wheely Bars that would fit and hold the size and weight of the LX 850. I was told that they have a normal and heavyweight model Wheely Bar that would be perfect for that scope. They also have a motorized version. Would that be helpful or did you already consider that for mobility of your scope? Travelenfree

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ASTERON
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: travelenfree1952]
      #5808148 - 04/19/13 05:41 AM

Whichwayisnorth,
And I thought you ordered this as your Grab n' Go setup


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: travelenfree1952]
      #5808507 - 04/19/13 11:41 AM

Quote:

Whichwayisnorth....Considering the difficulty of setting up and tearing down the large LX 850, I contacted JMI and asked if they had Wheely Bars that would fit and hold the size and weight of the LX 850. I was told that they have a normal and heavyweight model Wheely Bar that would be perfect for that scope. They also have a motorized version. Would that be helpful or did you already consider that for mobility of your scope? Travelenfree




IF I ordered the version with the off road tires and widened my side gate by about 6 inches I could probably do it that way. I have to go over grass and uneven stepping stones.


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ASTERON]
      #5808509 - 04/19/13 11:43 AM

Quote:

Whichwayisnorth,
And I thought you ordered this as your Grab n' Go setup




Naw, that's what my Celestron is for.


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5808545 - 04/19/13 12:12 PM

Oh and since I'm here I might as well update. I have the mount assembled and in the back yard finally. I haven't even turned it on yet but at least it is back there now.

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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5812442 - 04/21/13 08:05 AM

OK, so, I put the scope thru its paces last night as far as pointing is concerned. I am using the Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD camera. It was putting everything spot on in the center of the chip. I was quite amazed and enjoyed the night.

I will also say again, the views of Jupiter thru the 14" are incredible.

Tony


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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5812497 - 04/21/13 08:49 AM

That's awesome Tony Did you screen cap at all?

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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Raginar]
      #5812777 - 04/21/13 11:04 AM

"screen cap"?

Tony


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Mantis707
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5813485 - 04/21/13 04:34 PM

screen cap = press the 'print screen ' button, then paste the image into any paint program, like photoshop, GIMP, or even paint etc....

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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Mantis707]
      #5814110 - 04/21/13 09:31 PM

Ah, screen capture, gotcha. No, I didn't, but I will next time.

I also want to start doing some long exposure star shots to see how tracking is.

Tony


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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5816408 - 04/22/13 09:34 PM






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sphelps
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5816742 - 04/23/13 01:55 AM

Very sexy Michael! Good idea!

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travelenfree1952
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5823582 - 04/26/13 04:31 AM

"Whichway".....Is that a concrete pad imbedded in your lawn? Is that pad specifically for use with the telescope?.....Travelenfree

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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: travelenfree1952]
      #5824045 - 04/26/13 10:35 AM

Quote:

"Whichway".....Is that a concrete pad imbedded in your lawn? Is that pad specifically for use with the telescope?.....Travelenfree




Alas, no. Just some concrete bricks I picked up at home depot. My grass is soft and the soil can not withstand a tripod tip. I was actually going to work on that today and try to make something more realistic.


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mpgxsvcd
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5824193 - 04/26/13 11:37 AM

Quote:

OK, so, I put the scope thru its paces last night as far as pointing is concerned. I am using the Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD camera. It was putting everything spot on in the center of the chip. I was quite amazed and enjoyed the night.

I will also say again, the views of Jupiter thru the 14" are incredible.

Tony




Glad to here you have it working the way you want it to. Are you going to observe at all next week? I am adding guiding to my setup this weekend so I definitely want to get some scope time in next week.


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: mpgxsvcd]
      #5824452 - 04/26/13 01:36 PM

Sorry, will be traveling all next week, but, will be at the meeting tonight.

Tony


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mpgxsvcd
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5824497 - 04/26/13 02:01 PM

Quote:

Sorry, will be traveling all next week, but, will be at the meeting tonight.

Tony




See you there.


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Spacetravelerx
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: mpgxsvcd]
      #5826560 - 04/27/13 03:31 PM

Quick question for the gang.

It looks like the TeleGizmos 365 Series for 11"-14" SCT on GEM is the way to go. Anyone order a telegizmos for their 14" LX850? Is this the correct one to get? Any experience with it in general?

I am focusing here because it looks like you got one WhichWayIsNorth, and all the LX850 Chatter, lol. My 14" comes in on Monday!


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5826581 - 04/27/13 03:42 PM

Yah I bought the wrong one through Astronomics (on its way back to them). The one I bought was the cover for the 16" Alt-az mount and ota but it seems to require that the OTA be pointed up when the cover goes on. It wouldn't fit around the length of my OTA. Once I get the refund I am going to purchase the one you mentioned.

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WadeH237
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Re: LX850 14" setup " Whichwayis north" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5826655 - 04/27/13 04:24 PM

I've never liked the SCT covers for my scopes on GEMs. For my C14, on either the CGE or AP mounts, I use the cover for 16" to 18" dobs.

This allows me to cover the scope all the way to the ground when it's parked on top of the mount pointed north.

-Wade


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