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I am selling my Meade LX90 8" EMC with many accessories due to equipment upgrade, so this lovely scope needs a new home. All in excellent condition; no rust, battery boxes spotless, all motors function perfectly, holds collimation extremely well (only had to collimate once in the past 2 years), when well polar aligned I have achieved 3 minute unguided DSLR exposures.
Meade LX90 8" EMC (in original Meade foam-filled shipping box)
Meade 8x50 finderscope
Meade standard field tripod
Meade equatorial wedge (replacement bolts to hold telescope and adjust azimuth)
Meade AUDIOSTAR handset (under 2 years old) in original box (Provides much more functionality than the original Autostar)
Meade UHTC flip-mirror system for photography
Meade 1.25" eyepieces: 40mm 32mm 26mm 15mm 12.4mm 6.4mm
Meade 1.25" telenegative amplifier air spaced triplet barlow
Meade series 4000 1.25" filters x5
Meade erecting prism and a 90° eyepiece holder
Celestron 2" Mirror diagonal Starbright XLT with 1.25" adapter in original aluminium case
Meade #505 cable connector set to connect PC to handset to control mount and update firmware
Meade ST-4 module for connecting a guide camera to the mount
Meade handset holder
Meade front counterweight
Jessops flight case to hold eyepieces, etc.
Please ask for more photos/information. Price includes shipping to Western Europe. Paypal preferred.
Hi. Its been 12 days of lockdown here in New Delhi, India. Gave me some quality time to spend on my childhood hobby. After a long time, I pointed my 10" Dob towards the Moon. And surely it does not disappoint. Its always a pleasure observing its surface. Observing it through eyepiece was a hair raising experience as I moved from 25mm (48x) to 6mm with a 2x Barlow (400x). Later I connected my dslr to the scope and took some quick pictures attached below.
Also took a video. Here's a link to my google drive. Please excuse me for the background noise that is there in the video.
MOON SURFACE - Ultra Close up.mp4
Due to a telescope upgrade I now have available my LX90 and a lot of accessories to go with it. The OTA itself has been upgraded and improved a lot it has had the following upgrades:
Thrust bearing upgrade to smooth focusing
Screws replaced with stainless
Bob Knobs collimation knobs
Flocked tube to improve image contrast
The scope comes with all the standard accessories:
Meade 8x50 Finder Scope
Meade 26mm super plössl eyepiece
Meade 1.25" eyepieve connector
Meade #918A 1.25" Diagonal Prism
Meade Autostar hand controller and external control and update cables
Meade field tripod
Plus having used it for imaging and having de-forked the OTA to use it on a German Equatorial Mount it also comes with the following extras to allow a variety of options for both visual and imaging options:
ADM Counterweight and accessory rail for 8" SCT
ADM Losmandy Dovetail for 8" SCT
Star Sharp Bhatinov Mask
DewZap Dew Shield
JMI Electronic focus controller for Meade LX90
Celeston f6.3 focal reducer
Astro Engineering hand controller holder
Meade variable projection tele-extender
Astro Engineering Align Mate
Meade 07567 f3.3 focal reducer and variable T-Adaptor
1.25" Clear Sky CCD Filter
1.25" Light Polution Filter
1.25" OIII filter
Power supply for Meade LX90
Meade equatorial wedge with adaptor for the LX90
The scope has now been put back onto its forks and tested. If you want to see detailed photographs of everything then please have a look at:
there is even a short video showing the mount working there. As for the capabilities of the scope you can see a few examples of images taken with this scope at:
there are even more on my astrobin page:
Unfortunately due to the size and weight of the scope, the amount of kit I'm selling and lack of boxes, I can only do collection only.
I'm looking for offers around £1000 for everything. But I'm willing to consider splitting if you don't want it all, just let me know what you are interested in and we can work out a price. For just the scope and standard accessories, I'm looking for offers in the region of £700, so for just £300 extra you are getting a lot of options. A quick add up of what this has all cost me new comes out at around £2500.
I can accept payment via bank transfer, cash or pay-pal (buyer covers fees)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am wondering if anyone can help me?
Just starting out imaging with a Meade LX90ACF 8". Whilst I am not new to this, I've changed my game from CCD to DSLR and am on the learning curve again! I am getting a strange reflection when I image anything bright, ie a star. Please can you have a look at the image and see if you have any tips to not get this crazy blue swirl... whilst it is pretty, it is clearly not anything in the sky and will always be on the image somewhere.
Lunar or planetary.. not a problem... just the bright stuff (whether a short or long exposure). I've tried a canon 350d and 1300d.. both the same! I am still playing with my alt/dec % so am still getting a little star trail on this 3 min exposure, not worried about that!