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Connecting the Meade Pictor 201xt autoguider to the LX90


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#1 Taimoor

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:59 PM

Hello guys is there anyway for me to connect the autoguider to the Lx90 I have the APM909  :-\ but on the APM there is a CCD so I would imagine that would work right I have just ordered one so I wont know until it arrives but I just wanted to make sure thanks for all the help.

#2 E2Pilot

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:24 PM

The 201XT plugs directly into the CCD port on the 909APM as you have stated, there are no other cords required besides those that come with the 909 and the 201XT.  Just a little advice here on useing the 201...  Teh most difficult part about using this guider is focusing since you can't see the stars you are guiding on.  I would get it as close as posssible with and eyepiece, then use a par-focal ring on the 201 moving it until the response from the 201 indicates that the star you are viewing is at its birghtest.  Then you can use that eyepiece from that point on and then just put the 201 in wiht the par-focal ring in the same position after you focus with the eyepiece.
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King George Observatory
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#3 Taimoor

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:15 AM

Thanks a lot E2 so is there like a brightness meter on the 201XT or something

#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:17 AM

The Pictor 201 autoguider is a difficult 1 to master.
If you have the owners manual read up on it.
When set up properly it does a very nice job of guiding.

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