Hello everyone, getting ready to purchase the Meade 8 LS and after reading the online manual for it, it doesn't talk much about what you can and cannot do with the onboard Elint CCD.
I intend to use the LS to do some video astronomy and light astrophotography, and I assume a Barlow will be needed to get 200-250x magnification to get a good image of Jupiter. Where this is a little confusing for me is that the Elint CCD on the LS appears to be built into the bottom of the scope itself.
So my questions are:
- Can Barlow or other lenses be used with the onboard Elint CCD? (I assume the answer is No but it never hurts to ask)
- If I want to use achieve 250x magnification for VA or AP, does that mean I need to bypass the Elint CCD completely and use something like a Mallincam Junior Pro since it would seem from the pictures you have to screw those into the 1.25" eyepiece holder of the telescope? Kind of a shame to bypass a nice unit like the Elint CCD, but it would seem no magnification eyepieces will work with the Elint?
All informed comments and questions welcome.