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    Default Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?



    Hello all.
    Back to the hobby after 11 years and looking at the new Meade LX65 6"or 8" version.
    Have not seen any reviews or feedback on these yet anyone have this new scope that can give my some insight before I spend the cash.
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    Took the plunge into the unknown today and bought the new Meade LX65 6" SCT.
    The 8" ones are back order for up to 2 months so I figured I'd pick up the only LX65 series scope I could find in stock from a dealer up here in Canada.
    Can always upgrade to 8" OTA later if I decide I need bigger but I think I will be happy with the 6" and a 80mm wide refractor attached to the other side.
    Hope it isn't a dud.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    Good luck, hopefully it's good kit. I am pretty interested to here how the Lx85 series turns out as well.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    It looks a lot like a good revamp of the LS 8 mount. I liked that setup but since the telescope was bolted to the mount I grew to hate it because it was fixed to one scope. This is a game changer. The software on the LS8 was buggy but I think it was a lot to do with the gps and auto star alignment, usually when my scope would fail. This would be great for two scope observing.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    Should be here on Wednesday can't wait!

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    Received the LX65 6" SCT today.
    I will set it up tomorrow and share some feedback on the weekend.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a new LX65 any feedback on these?

    Congratulations I am looking forward to reading your impressions of it.
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