Last updated: 31 December 2007
This page is for user comments and information of a general nature or items applicable to all LXD55 and LXD75 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: Re: New LXD 75 10SN Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 08:10:18 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) I have trained the drive but not the motor. Will do that when weather permits. Hopefully that will knock it out. Thanks man.
Subject: LXD55 Declination Shaft Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 19:13:03 From: Frank J Mraz (firstname.lastname@example.org) After getting a new focuser for the SN10, I find that the balance for the declination axis, even with 30 pounds, is not long enough. Any idea where I can get longer declination shaft ? Thank...FrankMike here: Try Scopestuff.com.
Thank you. Frank
Subject: New LXD 75 10SN Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 14:20:24 From: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hey mike, I owe you dinner if you get me off the ground with this thing. I have set up my new scope several times and pointed it "toward" polaris. I put it in polar home position. Enter time, date, and location. I then begin an attempt at alignment. The problem is, whenever I select two or three star alignment, as soon as I hit enter the scope begins a magical journey on its own. I can get the scope to move to a star with the handset but it never stops moving to get a perfect center. Have I skipped the "duh" section in the instructions? Like Chinese? Thanks man.Mike here: Have you done a CALIBRATE MOTOR and TRAIN DRIVES on the AutoStar?
Subject: Question on LXD75 / #909 / #1206 / autostar #497 Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 02:33:56 From: Keith Chung (email@example.com) I am the new comers on sky gazing and I have the following question on hunger for your professional suggestion. I am now using the Meade LXD75 with 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain, can I attach the #909 Accessory Port/Peripheral Module and #1206 electric focuser by using the Autostar #497 handbox to control the focusing? Many thanks for your reply. Regards, Chung @HKMike here: Go to my ETX Site and do a search for "#909 LXD"; lots of articles about this. If you add "1206" to the search you will find a few responses.
Subject: Questions about LXD75 Mount Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 09:22:03 From: daniel sacasa (firstname.lastname@example.org) I live in Managua, Nicaragua (12 deg Latitude) and own an ETX90 EC. I recently got a Meade DSI as a birthday present and now I need a suitable mount to use it. Currently the LXD75 mount is at the top of my list, but I have some questions. - Is the the LXD75 Mount suitable for low latitudes (12 deg in my case)? - What accesories would I need if I wanted to use de ETX90 OTA on the LXD75 mount? Or is this just a dumb thing to do? Thanks for all the help, Daniel SacasaMike here: I can't check my mount as it is still in California and I'm in Arizona right now but if you don't need the counterweight rod installed on the mount then it wouldn't be a problem. And with the low weight of the ETX-90 OTA a counterweight might not be required with the LXD75 mount. As to mounting the OTA you could need a dovetail adapter and rings. Check ScopeStuff (link on the Astronomy Links page on my ETX Site).
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