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    Default Meade first light



    Well after months of crap weather I finally got my Meade EQ10 and 8" LX200 Classic out for their first light from my light polluted driveway. Polar alignment was fast and painless. EQ10 collimation was bang on from the laser. The LX200 has fresh Bob's Knobs, so first time collimation took about 1 minute. The LX200 performed well and the EMC coatings really cut through the light pollution revealing a great view of Saturn and pinpoint stars. While I was impressed with the LX200, the big surprise was the EQ10. The views were actually better and crisper than the LX200 but the obvious downside is that this is a beast of a telescope, and you have to be a bit of an acrobat to get at the eyepiece in certain situations. Can't wait to get back at the AP now that the weather is warmer and all my scopes are now ready for action.

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    Default Re: Meade first light

    Very nice and exercise for the acrobatic moves!
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    Default Re: Meade first light

    Nice report.

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