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#1 aikiguy

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:37 PM

I have a Meade 10" telescope with serial #104186. Can anyone tell me what model this is and its approximate value?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

I can't give you any authoritative data, but I found a website called the LXRegistry, 

http://deepskies.com...X_Registry.aspx

 

If the serial numbers are meaningful, then 104186 is likely to be an 2120 on an LX5 mount

 

On the basis of that being correct, I've found that one sold for $700 on ebay back in August. 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:53 PM

I'm not an SCT guy, but from your pictures from what I can see, that looks to be a Schmidt Cassegrain {SCT} telescope. Perhaps an LX200 10 Inch model? I'm not shure, maybe some Meade SCT guy will chime in too.

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

It doesn't look to be mounted properly.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

John:

 

Hello and :welcome: To Cloudy Nights.

 

It's an older SCT, I know the numbers, LX-3, LX-5, LX-50, I don't know how to identify which is which.   Rod Mollise's Used SCT Buyers Guide is an excellent resource for scopes like this. This is not a GOTO scope.

 

https://skywatch.brainiac.com/used/

 

The telescope is mounted correctly.  It's a SCT on a Fork mount that is polar aligned using a Wedge.  The scope is pointed very near the north pole and that's why it looks so awkward, it is very awkward to view parts of the northern sky with a fork on a wedge SCT.  Most telescopes have regions that are quite awkward.  

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:02 AM

Looks like an LX5 but could be an LX50

Costa mesa makes me think it is more likely an LX5, I think they were in Irvine by the time the LX50 came out. But I could be wrong about that.

The wedge is set pretty low, are you in Costa Rica?! ;)
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