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WEIGHT OF MEADE'S NEW 10" LX90-LNT ???

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#1 D13x3

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:38 PM

Can anyone venture a guess ("ballpark" will do) as to the weight in pounds of just the tube w/fork mount of the 10" LX90-LNT that they are coming out with? I called Meade, and (as usual) they are no help!

Sure would appreciate any estimates that any of you could give me.

Thanks,

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:46 PM

For a ballpark guess, it should be a little less than the 62 pounds 10" LX200GPS. To figure the difference, you might compare the 8" LX90's published weight with that of the 8" LX200GPS.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:28 PM

John,

Many thanks.

I used your premise w/the info I could find on Meade's site, and came up w/46 lbs. Does that sound reasonable to you?

Regards,

Sam in Austin

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 03:20 PM

If the 8" LX90 weighs 16 pounds less than the 8" LX200 then that'd make sense - but I wouldn't have thought the weight difference was so large.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 06:57 PM

On a scale, my LX200 Classic (8") with all accessories added, weighed 83 lbs. That included dewcap, dewzapper, large focus knob, 2" adapter, 2" diagonal, heavy 2" eyepiece, first and second finders, counter weight and bar, larger eyepiece tray, adapters, cords, hand controller, focal reducer, and red-dot finder. I did notice that the 8" LX-90 seemed a lot lighter.
The 10" LX-200 Classic with all the same accessories was too heavy for me to lift easily (awkward and >100 lbs).
In separate pieces, though (who lifts the entire scope? This isn't a grab-'n'-go scope.), the heaviest piece on a 10" LX-200 was <50 lbs--manageable.
So, if you transport it in pieces (and you should), the 10" should be easy to handle.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

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