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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:	dustinfleming2@bellsouth.net (dustinfleming2@bellsouth.net)
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 (fjmraz@hotmail.com)
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 ?
Mike here: Try Scopestuff.com.


Thank you.


Subject:	New LXD 75 10SN
Sent:	Tuesday, December 25, 2007 14:20:24
From:	dustinfleming2@bellsouth.net (dustinfleming2@bellsouth.net)
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 (pkchung323@yahoo.com.hk)
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.
Chung @HK
Mike 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 (dsacasa@gmail.com)
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 Sacasa
Mike 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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