Meade LX80 and LX800 news, why isn't it here?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:28 PM
If I were to make a guess, I am expecting that the focuser would need to be before the reducer, then the reducer, then the diagonal, then the eyepiece. However, if the focuser or some other piece is not set up with the right connectors on it to match exactly with the remaining components, then the designed distance cannot be attained. With these differences and the kinds of uses Meade expects the new OTAs to be used for (such as with the microfocuser) they may have allowed for the correct fitting setup. If they did, that would be one reason the new system is not compatible with the old. I do not believe the microfocuser can screw straight on to the scope and the present focal reducers have the SCT threaded fitting and have to come before the focuser. (this is twisting my brain around, hope I said it all right and it does not bother your heads too badly.)
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:55 AM
the accessory side of it -- so it can be placed directly on the rear cell or the end of the focal reducer -- the trick is to find out
which is the proper placement.
Right now I have a Classic LX200 with the F6.3 reducer, it goes directly on the rear cell -- but that telescope will not allow
for the connection of the Micro Focuser (it requires the Autostar controller).
Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:14 PM
All I can say at this point is that when you do finally get all the things you are talking about, you are going to have one whale of a rig!
Put that together with the skies that you have.......Man!!!!! I am envious!
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:04 PM
Seriously, I think we will eventually get Meade's oppinion on the way things should be set up and then we will also have people try just about every other combination as well. There are too many people out there that are curious and will try things.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:10 AM
I found an LX80 manual in the support area of the Web Site, but nothing for the LX800 yet.
Any update n actual availability?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:16 PM
Of course, the only issue with releasing a new telescope on the 1st of April is.. it's the 1st of April!
Also, it's a Sunday. I don't know how likely it is that they'll do a press release for a new product on a Sunday. \
Here's hoping that things happen on Monday!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:52 PM
Only other thing I can think of is that they might wait till after Easter till they release it.
Just about to send off my Canon 50D to get the CCD filter replaced so I can use it for Astro photography. It'd be nice if I had the LX800 to attach it to when it comes back. \
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:30 PM
Is it OTA -- Focal Reducer -- Microfocuser
-- OR --
OTA -- Micro Focuser -- Focal Reducer?
There is nothing in the Telecope Manual...
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:53 PM
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