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LX200 Mounting Assistants/Plates

Started by mfranzyshen, 03/15/2007 11:51AM
Posted 03/15/2007 11:51AM Opening Post
Can anyone comment on their experience (good/bad) with the mounting assistant they use with their Meade LX200? I've looked at several and would like some feedback before purchasing one for my 8" LX200. The Peterson Engineering looks good -- Any comments welcome!
Posted 03/15/2007 03:06PM #1
I have the starazona one. It is a little different than the other and more expensive. It is like two really thick pie plates with tabs on the edges. With this one you set of the tripod and totally tighen it down. Then the upper plate is attached to the bottom of the telescope and you lift the telescope on top of the lower plate and they automaticly center. You then tighten the bolts on the tabs. I use it on a 8 inch lx-90 and probably don't need it but it would work great on one of the heavier scopes.
Doug Grebe