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ahopp
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Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5746981 - 03/21/13 07:16 AM

Jason, that cap tip may be the one idea that I was ever able to give you, yet I will keep taking your sage advice for many years to come.

Question, does the ACF have a corrector in the baffle tub, I do not think it does, just wanted to make sure? I am having a custom CAT Cooler made and they were asking. I looked into both ends of the scope and do not see one, but, maybe it is just really clear glass.

Thanks again for all the info you have provided on the LX850 over that last few months.

Tony


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5746985 - 03/21/13 07:20 AM

Sedat, slept like a baby, 'cuz I was exhausted. Have not wheeled it outside yet, will do that tonight for first light. Very excited...It will be clear with good transparency, seeing not so much, temperatures in the high 40s, I'll take it for first light...

Curse Brocken? I did slaughter a chicken before the scope arrived...(not really)

Tony


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ahopp
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Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5746988 - 03/21/13 07:21 AM

orlyandico, not sure I follow?

Tony


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bilgebayModerator
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Reged: 11/06/08

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5747020 - 03/21/13 07:48 AM

You deserved that sleep sir! After the tense and loong wait and all the assembly, it wouldn't be a good idea to stay awake last night.

I am sorry for the chicken but happy to hear you gonna have a nice clear sky tonite.

I can imagine you will go to your imaginary moon, jupiter etc all day long

Have fun!


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orlyandico
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5747030 - 03/21/13 07:59 AM

Tony,
When the first photos of the LX800 prototype came out, there was much discussion on ap-ug about the many design similarities (in fact nearly identical) to the Mach1.


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Hilmi
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5747103 - 03/21/13 09:00 AM

I know this was mentioned earlier, but I forgot the answer so I will ask again. Is this mount cast or machined? I find cast parts heavier and more prone to breaking IF IMPROPERLY HANDLED. They are durable enough for normal use, but are less resistant to abuse.

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5747153 - 03/21/13 09:18 AM

Hilmi, This mount is machined from aluminum and stainless steel. Quote from Meade site:

"German Equatorial Mount made from machined aluminum and stainless steel with large bearing surfaces and roller bearings in both axes for an extremely solid and stable platform."

They are not exaggerating, this mount is built like a tank...

I will conduct 'first light' tonight and report back.

Tony


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galaxy_jason
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Reged: 05/22/07

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5747684 - 03/21/13 01:53 PM

Tony, nothing in the baffle tube.

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Hilmi
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: galaxy_jason]
      #5747865 - 03/21/13 03:36 PM

Is it tonight yet? (Times zone difference and all that)

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Griffin!
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Reged: 09/12/10

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5747918 - 03/21/13 04:01 PM

It's still a few hours off.

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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Griffin!]
      #5747987 - 03/21/13 04:26 PM

Sun sets here at 7:29pm, Chapel Hill N.C.

Tony


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Awesomelenny
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5748600 - 03/21/13 09:48 PM

Still waiting for my 14" LX850

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jrcrillyAdministrator
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Reged: 04/30/03

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5748806 - 03/21/13 11:52 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Quote:

Still waiting for my 14" LX850




Are you whining again, Len?

You aren't even going to put it on the right mount; you'll probably have issues with that brand-X mount carrying it.

I'm making progress here; no shipping info on the mount but I did pick up some extra counterweights to use if it does ever arrive...

Edited by jrcrilly (03/25/13 08:10 PM)


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Awesomelenny
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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5751758 - 03/23/13 12:15 PM

Very good John! Yea ... and you need to get that Tak back to your place to put it back on your setup with this LX850 mount!!!

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GlennS
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Reged: 06/19/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5753439 - 03/24/13 09:22 AM

I didn't either -- I had to call about them. Both cables are mentioned in the manual (they were for the LX-800 too). the cables got to me about three days after asking for them.

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Spacetravelerx
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Reged: 12/23/12

Loc: New Mexico
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: GlennS]
      #5754505 - 03/24/13 05:17 PM

Any new "news" on the LX850 performance, usage, etc?

I am on the proverbial waiting list also for the 14" LX850. However a dealer told me he was betting there would be still problems with the LX850 and not to count on getting one due to Meade's resulting demise.

So far I have seen folks get their LX850, but outside of the few beta user comments I have not heard a word about real use of the scope. How are the views visually? Everything working? How is the astrophotography going? How do you feel about the investment?

I am personally rooting for Meade and this telescope, and have read the user manual from cover to cover. It seems to match all my needs.

So how are things with the LX850?

-- Andrew


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5754992 - 03/24/13 09:17 PM

Andrew, do a search on my posts, I have been discussing this for a few days now. My 14" scope is awesome, still learning.

Tony


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WYO100
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Reged: 04/23/12

Loc: Iowa
Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5755124 - 03/24/13 10:30 PM

Tony

Forgive me if you have already answerd these questions,
I did a search and couldn't find anything.
How is the mount performing?
Have you had a chance to take any pictures?

Thanks
Tim.

Edited by WYO100 (03/25/13 10:14 AM)


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Spacetravelerx
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/23/12

Loc: New Mexico
Re: LX850 Poll [Re: WYO100]
      #5755139 - 03/24/13 10:41 PM

Tony,

I am now seeing all the posts out there. Lots of good feedback - and some interesting BB drama - yikes!

I can't wait to get mine!


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ahopp
sage


Reged: 05/24/12

Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5756339 - 03/25/13 02:53 PM

WYO100, Tim, they are in this very thread, simply look at previous pages, its all there.

Tony


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