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Meade 10" SCT History?

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#76 Mitrovarr

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

There's a reason for all the deforking. I can see why you like the m8 on a fork but the m10 is a whole different beast. I'd rather set up a c14 than an m10 on a fork.


Also, the original fork mount isn't great on these. I tried it out before I deforked it and it was substantially worse in terms of stability than the AVX, even with the AVX being at its limit.

#77 John Rogers

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:41 AM

For the record, the LX6 was introduced in late 1988.  I purchased one when they first became available:

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:52 AM

Coolness! It's great to see references to the original documentation. LX6 Premier it is!

I still get a kick out of having deforked and then reforked my 10" LX6 Premier. It makes a wonderful visual scope. For imaging I have deforked a couple of 8" and 10" f/10s and f/6.3s and use them on an Atlas.

Fun stuff!

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:38 AM

This one is the straight LX6.  The Premier version came out later.  The major difference is that the Premier had the improved periodic error correction (PEC) drive system.

 

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You will note that it has a green border around the Meade emblem.  The later Premier version had an orange border around the letter "S".

 

 


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