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Meade LX3 2080 weight of OTA only

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#1 m5a99fx

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 11:29 PM

Hi

Does anybody know the OTA on Meade LX3 2080 weight without fork? I would like to know because I am going to buy a celestron nexstar 8 SE goto mount. 


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#2 carolinaskies

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:45 PM

I wouldn't suggest the SE mount for the Meade SCT.  

They run heavier than the Celestron telescopes due to larger mirrors.  

Generally the 8" Meade is about 2.5lbs heavier than the C8.  
 



#3 DSOGabe

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 01:25 PM

What is the size of the scope? I have an old 8inch LX6 and it weighs about 6kg without the finderscope, diagonal or eyepiece. 




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