Last updated: 22 June 2007

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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:	re: help! flocking my refractor
Sent:	Sunday, June 17, 2007 18:36:46
From:	richard seymour (rseymour@wolfenet.com)
"Architect's board" is thick cardboard
(in this case 1/8th inch, or about 3mm)

It's available in many colors, the procedure calls for black.

It's available at artists' supplies stores, many college
bookstores, or you could ask a local architect.
They use it to build models of the buildings they've designed.

have fun

Subject:	help! flocking my refractor
Sent:	Thursday, June 14, 2007 19:59:07
From:	nblaser@mchsi.com (nblaser@mchsi.com)
Please help me answer these simple/embarassing questions!!!

I am flocking my Meade AR5, and was reading your article to get ready.

Question 1: How do I remove the lens cell from the OTA? Becuase I don't
see any screws, I assume the sections are glued together. If so, do I
simply pull gently until the come apart? How did you do this on your

Question 2: What is "architects's board?" Could you tell me where to
find it???

Noah Blaser
Mike here: I am not the author of that article; I suggest contacting the author directly.
Subject:	LXD Collimation Suggestion
Sent:	Thursday, June 7, 2007 10:00:36
From:	David Arnold (arnold.apx@verizon.net)
Thanks for the tips on collimation of my new AR6. It was especially
useful in allaying my fears of  using a little force to remove the

One addition which might be made to the tips is to check the collimation
of the collimator. Since my daughter has inherited the the one I made
from a laser pointer, I had just bought an Orion LaserMate to use in the
process. When I put it in the focuser I noticed that the spot on the
target rotated as I rotated the LaserMate.

Putting the collimator in an eyepiece adapter held in a vise showed a
1.25" circle at 200". The three adjustment screws are under the label.
Fortunately the beam exit was centered and these adjustments removed the


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