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    Default Meade LT-6 Wedge



    I recently picked up an LT6-ACF. Is it the case that there is no way to operate this scope in EQ mode? I can see Meade never made a wedge for it, but wouldn’t mind making a home made one if necessary, but can’t see any option in the AutoStar for it. Are there any tips or tricks to achieve this?

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    Default Re: Meade LT-6 Wedge

    Hi,

    I have the LT8-ACF model and I am also interested in using the svope on an equatorial wedge. I came across this thread Astronomy Shed UK Astronomy Forum • View topic - Meade would have a fit !, where it seems it is possible for LT model to work in EQ mode if you select the telescope model as LX90.

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    Default Re: Meade LT-6 Wedge

    For this to work the Az/RA and Alt/Dec ratios must be the same. I have a AutoStar controller with 43E firmware but it does not have any LT scopes under telescope types. The ratio for a LX90 is
    -2.75075 and +2.75075. If the ratio is not the same you can still select the LX90 and then change it manually to that of the LT6 or 8. I have a LX90 with different gears that I run like that.
    I believe the LT6 were also paired with the AudioStar controller?
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    Default Re: Meade LT-6 Wedge

    I checked with my spare AudioStar controller and that has the LT6 and 8 in its data base : the ratios are the same as the LX90 so it should work.
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    Default Re: Meade LT-6 Wedge

    I also checked on my Audiostar the gear ratios and they are the same values for LX90 and LT8. The only thing that remains is to invert the +/- ratio on LX90 for both Az and Alt.
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