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FIRST LIGHT EQ6 & LXD 75 10 INCH


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Finally got to try this monster, the day was lovely blue sky , so set up the EQ6, balanced it up nicely all ready for accurate polar alignment tonight, once darkness came i rushed out all excited, but thinking as well , something always goes wrong , the first thing i noticed when looking throught the polar scope was !! heck the light is to bright , i cant see pole star , i seem to remember maybe this can be toned down , but anyway no time to read up on that , so out came the trusty touch ,lol ,just shone it across the top of the hole in the mount and low and behold there it was , some way out as well , a few tweaks and i had it where i wanted it , roughly the same as my other one , this helped a lot doing it before.

so away we go two star alignment , who wants three 2 works just fine , that worked a treat , soon had the alignment done , now lets see how good it is , M31 first target , away she goes ,silent a light breeze , till the beep . looked in the eyepiece , bang in the middle , ,fantastic, ok i,ll not waste time viewing tonight as the clouds are coming in fast ,so decided to go for the Pacman as its in a nice position , done it loads of times but this is just a test i thought,so away she went till the beep, done 3 second downloads to get the focus , the focusser is pure magic used it manually first off , till the stars were pin point ,the ole pacman nestled dead centre , but gasping for air i could not believe the size of it ,just on 45 second subs it was amazing, nearly had a heart attack i tell ya , . down came the subs got to 10 and ,oh no clouds as the frames went pale , but hey hang on one sub would have been good enough, so lets just process the ten , well all i can say is , the scope is evil, good evil that is , what on earth is it going to be like with 40 or 50 subs . now the sky was thick with clouds , and i,m typing this , scope still running , but shut the camera down , maybe lucky later , but who cares whoo hooo . be prepared to be blown away , take alook in the imaging deep sky for the pic .

A very happy Rog .

So all i can say is for the first light , this combination is a winner .

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Great news Rog :)

My SN10 is still in its box waiting for the EQ6 to arrive :)

My EQ6 is set up waiting for an SN10 to land on it, perhaps we could come to some compromise? (BTW my EQ6 is bolted down if that helps with where this might happen). :) :) :)

Looking at the Pacman image that Rog. posted, it looks like this is a cracking 'scope for deep sky stuff. Can't wait for more of the same quality PLUS Rog seems to think that more subs would make it even better. The image posted is excellent Rog., so you need to get the clouds to naff off and post some more of your masterpieces.

Captain Chaos

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My SN10 is still in its box waiting for the EQ6 to arrive :)

My EQ6 is set up waiting for an SN10 to land on it, perhaps we could come to some compromise? (BTW my EQ6 is bolted down if that helps with where this might happen). :) :) :)

Thank you for your kind offer CC :tongue5:

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hello, newbie so apologies on the question....

Is there a big difference between this mount and the standard one that comes with the LX? Or, can you buy the tube only and then get a different mount?

I'm looking into this scope as a purchase and also like this mount, but don't fany buying a scope and disregarding the mount if it is ok....?

help!

:shock:

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You can buy both on their own to make a really nice setup. :D

The LXD75 mount simply cannot cope with the SN10 tube.....not entirely sure who Meade are trying to kid???? It's still a nice mount though with the right tube on top.

Russ

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Welcome to SGL Nessy,

Officially, it is not possible to buy Meade Schmidt Newtonian optical-tube-assemblies.

Unofficially, as Russ says, it can be done - I have recently sourced one for myself and another for an SGL member.

It is a pity that Meade choose to market the LXD75 mount with such a large tube because, given the right scope, it is a remarkably good GOTO mount.

:D

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