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astrogazing_dove
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Meade LX200 12''
      #5921678 - 06/15/13 03:29 AM

Hi,
Can someone please advise me on where to buy Tripod mounting bolts, Latitude bolts and scope base mount bolts to mount the super wedge on the tripod and the scope on the wedge for a meade LX200GPS 12 inch . Any advise greatly appreciated in advance....Also looking for the compass top that is used to have the wedge mounted on the tripad


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mtnmedic
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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: astrogazing_dove]
      #5928609 - 06/19/13 02:00 AM

I needed the same stuff for my LX200 10"....found everything at the local hardware store. I do have a complete list of what I needed/got. I'll look for it and get it to you. I believe the 10'" and the 12" use the same bolts.

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Raginar
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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: mtnmedic]
      #5928975 - 06/19/13 10:47 AM

Just take the darn thing in with you . I've done that numerous times so I can try bolts until I find what works. You look a bit silly.. but... you do get the bolts you need.

I'm sure someone will get around to helping you.


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mtnmedic
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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: Raginar]
      #5938743 - 06/24/13 09:32 PM

Try this resource for bolt sizes, etc.:

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_sizes.htm

To clarify: Meade uses *two* bolt sizes.

3/8 x 16 for the wedge-to-tripod

5/16 x 18 for the wedge-to-telescope


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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: mtnmedic]
      #5940045 - 06/25/13 04:05 PM

make sure the pitch of the thread is correct

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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: scopethis]
      #5961105 - 07/08/13 07:42 PM

If you want Meades Stock bolts and dont want Hardware store bolts where you need to carry a Wrench with you, 2 places may have them.
Bill Vorse at Telescope Warehouse, Donalt Rothman at Astro Parts Outlet.
I have delt with both ant they are listed in the vendor list
on the main page. Both are honest and fast.
Bill will likely be cheaper, but Don will surely have them.


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astrogazing_dove
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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: mtnmedic]
      #5969871 - 07/14/13 01:13 AM

Thanks Michael...I called Meade and they said the will get me the compass knob and the bolts for the base to wedge...I'll try scopestuff for teh T -bar bolt. Did you ever use that on your equitorial mount ? Thanks again for your response

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astrogazing_dove
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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: orion61]
      #5969874 - 07/14/13 01:16 AM

Thanks, I'll mail Bill to see if I can get the parts that meade could not provide . appreciate your time

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Re: Meade LX200 12'' new [Re: scopethis]
      #5969880 - 07/14/13 01:25 AM

Thanks for the tip scopetis...

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