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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither



    In the mid range scopes, Celestron's Advanced Telescope
    mounts are better than Meade's LXD75s. However, Celestron
    does not make Schmidt-Newtonians and only has Chinese
    Newtonians to offer to mount (assuming SCTs aren't what is needed).
    Neither apparently offer the mounts or OTAs separately.
    I wonder why?


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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither


    "rander3127" <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message
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    A couple of corrections:

    The only person I know who has both mounts wouldn't make such a blanket
    statement of superiority for either one. I know that because it's me. Each
    has its advantages.

    Celestron does offer the mount alone.

    John C



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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither

    On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 04:34:18 GMT, "John" <nospam@neo.rr.com> wrote:


    I am somewhat familiar with the specifications of each mount,
    but where would I find the major weak points of each?
    For instance:
    The Meade has no autoguiding port.

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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither

    >I am somewhat familiar with the specifications of each mount,

    I believe the new Meade the LXD-75 does have a guiding port.

    jon

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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither


    "rander3127" <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message
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    I briefly compare them here:
    http://www.cloudynights.com/mounts2/newmounts.htm

    John C



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    "Jon Isaacs" <jonisaacs@aol.com> wrote in message
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    No, but it does include the LPI package which can autoguide via the serial
    port. It has PEC, too!

    John C



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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither

    On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 01:03:10 GMT, "John" <nospam@neo.rr.com> wrote:


    Thanks for your input! It looks like the Meade just may do the job.
    -Rich

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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither

    On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 01:03:10 GMT, "John" <nospam@neo.rr.com> wrote:


    A correction to your page:

    The Sphinx autoguider update software (Build 24) has been released. It
    is currently in use by numerous Sphinx owners with varying degrees of
    success. However, the jury is still out on whether the Sphinx is
    suitable for astrophotograpy.

    It certainly works nicely with my Stellacam II and 4" apo. I do have a
    complaint about the stability of the mount at high magnifications --
    say 250x and higher. There appears to be some vibration in my setup
    when tracking with the new Build 24 software.

    How do the CG-5GT and LXD75 function at magnifications of 250x and
    higher? Are they rock steady?

    ---
    Michael McCulloch

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    Default Celestron Meade offerings, both and neither


    "Michael McCulloch" <michaelm@nospam.invalid.net> wrote in message
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    .. I do have a

    I've only used the three mounts visually. I don't notice any uneven tracking
    on any of them at 250X, but I realize that it would be much more apparent if
    I were imaging. I keep promising myself to make an attempt to measure PE on
    all three.

    I'll have to update the article after I do the firmware update.

    John C



 

 

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