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Any news on the new Meade Lx80 mount?

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Merlin66

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Are these available?
Any update on the mount - guide capabilities????
(EDIT) the publicity blurb says a "optional guide module" is available......Hmmmmm

Edited by Merlin66, 04 January 2012 - 07:02 AM.

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I'm eagerly awaiting this mount as well. Bit gutted with the price though, it's $799 in America, which somehow converts in to a price of £799.

Anyway, here is the latest video I found where the bloke explains quite a bit about the mount and we get a good look at it. Also I am 99% sure the guide module is an add on that will go into the aux port on the mount head.

Meade LX-80 at OPT T.A.C.O. event.MOV - YouTube


Meade LX-800 mount-a quick look - YouTube
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Just watch out that the price for the "optional" guide module isn't another $100!!
"Astronomical Spectroscopy-The Final Frontier" -to boldly go where few amateurs have gone before.

C11, NEQ6pro, DMK41AF04, ATik314L+, 1000D modded, SM60DS/BF15, 102mmPST, Spectra-L200 and other Spectroscope(s).
"Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs", "Grating Spectroscopes -How to use them" - Springer
http://tech.groups.y...l_spectroscopy/




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