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"Duel-fork" mount

Started by Howard1, 04/01/2008 12:56PM
Posted 04/01/2008 12:56PM Opening Post
Must be challenging for Meade... 8) The full page ad of the LX-90 in the May S&T states it's on a "rugged duel-fork mount."

En garde!
Posted 04/06/2008 12:42PM #1
Working with an 8 foot observatory I find space very restricted for the telescopes that I have. Thus I am giving serious consideration to picking up a 10 or 12 inch LX90-ACF, thereby simplifying my life and saving a few kilodollars. Has anyone experience with these puppies? How will the visual images compare to those of a fine refractor (5 inch f/8, six inch f/12) or Mak Newt (8 inch f/6)? Would a 12 inch LX90-ACF give me sufficient light grasp to sell my 16 inch Zambuto Newt reflector? Sometimes I think how easy observing would be if I had only a couple of telescopes; then I use what I have, and can't bear to part with even one of them...


Robert Howe

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Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA

TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // TEC 180 f/7
Coronado 60 DS
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