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#1 bonze

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Does anyone know the instrument clearances for the LX600s when pointed toward the pole? Is there going to be room for a significant camera, etc.? Or will we have to be careful to avoid swinging the scope through the pole position when it is fully loaded? For the 12" in particular.

Also, can we hear some more reviews from those who already have the scope?

Thanks.
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#2 tlwarnke

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

Before I had to send the base back for repair I had the chance to try some photography. If you don't add and electronic focuser or filters you should be OK. Used a 7D and t-mount. Did not try anything close to the pole but it seemed to have clearance.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

It's all based on the camera and other thugs you out there. A filter wheel can add a bit, i had an LX200 classic, with camera, filter wheel and adoptive optics, I couldn't slew vetoing 58degrees, and did hit the base a few times by mistake. That's why I went for the LX 850
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