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#1 father&son

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:15 PM

Looking into getting a lx90. The 12" one. The only review I found on here was less than stellar and read like a nightmare.
Can I get a review of one that's functional?
Is it durable, worth it, etc.
Thanks

#2 Scott Beith

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:54 PM

https://www.astromar...?article_id=812

 

https://www.astromar...?article_id=489

 

https://www.cloudyni...2-lx90-sc-r2251

 

https://www.cloudyni...t-lnt-acf-r2124

 

https://www.cloudyni...0-lnt-sct-r1491

 

 

This should get you started...


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#3 rmollise

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

Looking into getting a lx90. The 12" one. The only review I found on here was less than stellar and read like a nightmare.
Can I get a review of one that's functional?
Is it durable, worth it, etc.
Thanks

 

 

Take a look at a picture of the scope. See that drive base and fork. Do they look a little light for a 12-inch? They are. Do yourself a favor. If you want an LX90 stick with the 10 as the upper limit.


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#4 father&son

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:38 AM

What would you recommend ? 

I enjoy your blog btw. 

Good stuff.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:49 AM

What would you recommend ? 

I enjoy your blog btw. 

Good stuff.

If you want the LX90, stick with the 10, tops. Me? My fave LX90 and one of my favorite SCTs of all time is the 8-inch 90. Other choices? Depends on your goals and your pocketbook. :)

 

Thanks, after a hiatus the blog is back with a new article this morning. 


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#6 father&son

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:31 AM

Thinkin of lx 200 now. Looks like beefier forks. I'm into DSO btw. I've a z8 but like you my time is limited. So I'm thinking 10 or 12 lx 200 now. 

I'm thinkin the 10incher. 

I gotta be cognizant about my back. The doc says he doesn't want me to lift more than 40lbs at once. My last deployment aged my lumbar to that of a 70yr old man. I'm 39. 

I tell you what, I used to have rock hard pecs and now I think I'm an A cup at least. Pushing a B probably. 

Sometimes I need a cane. Good God. 

Any input ya got I'll soak up like a fat kid eating at a buffet.  

 


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#7 jgraham

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:50 AM

The lighter forks of the LX90 work fine in altaz mode, but I would not want to use them in polar mode. If you can manage the weight the LX200 is fantastic! It is built like tank.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

Thinkin of lx 200 now. Looks like beefier forks. I'm into DSO btw. I've a z8 but like you my time is limited. So I'm thinking 10 or 12 lx 200 now. 

I'm thinkin the 10incher. 

I gotta be cognizant about my back. The doc says he doesn't want me to lift more than 40lbs at once. My last deployment aged my lumbar to that of a 70yr old man. I'm 39. 

I tell you what, I used to have rock hard pecs and now I think I'm an A cup at least. Pushing a B probably. 

Sometimes I need a cane. Good God. 

Any input ya got I'll soak up like a fat kid eating at a buffet.  

 

Well, unfortunately, the 12-inch LX90 is already over your weight "limit." 

 

If your back is a problem, thing seriously about an 8-inch. As the old saw goes..."a telescope you use is better than..." ;)



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:02 PM

If you have the option consider a mobile platform.  Im 52 and have my lx200 16" mounted on a mobile base aka electric wheelchair.   For home use its easy as opening a door and driving the scope outside.     

 

Remember you dont have to stand to observe and a low mounted sct is a fun instrument indeed.   

 

While Rod has chosen to downsize, there really isnt a reason to do that unless you live in an apartment.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

The 8-inch LX90 works just fine on a wedge-- I have used mine that way for years.  Don't know how the 10-inch or the 12-inch would do-- they might be tad heavy.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:11 PM

The 10" lx90 is acceptable, but only the 8" is suitably mounted.

12" lx90 is a hands off, and hope there is no breeze instrument. Even focusing one can be a nightmare.

Gotta love the CPC1100. 12" LX90 is basically a giant etx125 or worse, stability wise, weak link is the forks. Caveat emptor, you pay for the lighter weight and lower cost compared to the LX200. The ACF optics are nice though, a tad better than celestron SCT optics, but there is something magical about c11 nonetheless.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Im hoping ill be looking at a cpc1100 if the guy hasnt already sold it. It would fill the gap i have from 8" to my 16"

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

Im hoping ill be looking at a cpc1100 if the guy hasnt already sold it. It would fill the gap i have from 8" to my 16"

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

Someday I may fill the gap between my 11" and anything bigger. Other people's big scopes have usually been sufficient. 11" is pretty nice. 8-16 is a big gap.

I will probably top out at a 14-16" dob.

First I have to refill the gap I have between 4 and 8 with a 6


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