I was fortunate to encounter a nearly pristine LX200 7" Mak on consignment at a camera store, put there by a customer who had bought it from them years ago, found that what they saw thru the EP didn't look like Hubble photos, and put the scope aside for a decade. I got it for $800 and am very happy with the optical and mechanical performance. In fact, it produces such a fine image that I'd like to consider the idea of removing the OTA and putting it on my A-P 600 mount in place of the 155 mm refractor for astroimaging in the field.
Does anyone have advice on removing the OTA from the fork, and the counterweight from the OTA? How about any other enhancements, like the focuser?