I've had my LX600 for about 10 years now, only recently mounted to get DSO serious. Unfortunately I've had nothing but problems with it, from physically broken boards, faulty GPS sensors and a recently failed Starlock (which is now sitting on the floor).
Meade were good to sort the original issues but weren't interested in the Starlock. This forced me into guiding like a normal person which has only served to expose the appalling gear accuracy. Bucks gears have helped with the crippling backlash slop but the raw variation is driving me crazy. It turns out that pouring money into the good gear doesn't overcome built in weaknesses (what a surprise!).
If I time it right, I can get about 180s (guided) exposures that are useable. Exasperating!
Am I seeing right that you put your CCD like an "OAG ? Is this done to tackle the "clearance" issue that you might face (to avoid to touch the base of the scope) ? Would be happy to have you feedback.
Also, it freaking me out to read pretty much everywhere that people are experiencing issues with their Starlock, and also complaining about the gear accuracy. I am about to have my LX600 14" installed permanently on a pier (with the x-wedge). I hope I am not going to experience what you did. Otherwise, as I already mentioned on another thread, I will go the following road : defork it, get a solid mount, and then fully enjoy my imaging nights.
Currently, I am mainly doing AP with my ES 102 APO (and soon wi the TS optics quadruplet) in conjunction with APT tool and I am very happy. However, should I have tremendous issues with my Meade setup, I am not willing to spend months to figure it out... so disappointed to have so many negative feedbacks re Meade products
Edited by kzar, 07 May 2021 - 04:39 AM.