Last updated: 20 August 2006
This page is for user comments and information of a general nature or items applicable to the LXD55 and LXD75 Achromatic Refractor models. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.
Subject: Meade AR 5" LXD 55 feedback... Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:43:39 From: mike Arsenault (email@example.com) my name is mike and i have a Meade AR5 refractor mounted on a LXD 55 EQ. Me and my wife are situated in north eastern Ontario canada. You know, the place were you can see the veil with binocs... I have a lot of thing i would like to pass on to your fellow readers regarding the AR 5... Some are positive others are to be taken at face value or as is...the following letters will bring some details to light if you want... Good bye for Now and Clear skies tomorow. Mike And Barb ArsenaultMike here: "You know, the place were you can see the veil with binocs..."
"following letters"? exactly... they will be coming in the near future, if I get permission to post them... just kidding about the Binocs...The real truth is we saw The veil nebulae two nights ago using the Celestron 4 inch F 5 refractor, a Meade 4000 series 26 mm and Orion contrast booster filter, their was no problem seing the entire lower part of the nebula , is was so beautiful and bright.. The North American nebula is a naked eye object . The swan was super bright so was lagoon but Trifid was a bit hard to see... then we swung over to Andromeda galaxy M31 took up the whole field in the 20 mm, then M33, WOW ...then M 101 cool... after that M 51 small but cute...back up to M81 ..82 what a nice pair.. After that, the ring M57 then M 27 Dumbel it was so bright, you could see the extensions. Could not find NGC 891 and NGC 7331.by then it was 11:57 PM it 11.2 degrees and 94% humidity, everything was wet...what a great night lots of meteors and dozens of satelites. Seeing was at least 8.5 of Ten. finished up with M13 almost completly resolved by averted vision., M22 what a big globular cluster. NUFF said I wish you could come and see our skies , nobody would believe you......... Clear sky ahead.. MIKE and BARB
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