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Celestron CGE Mount

Posted by Ed Moreno 01/26/2006 12:00AM

Marching across the Sky

The NJP Temma 2 Goto Mount from Takahashi

Posted by Morgan Spangle 09/13/2005 12:00AM

A heavyweight contender for visual or astrophotography that you can own now...

LXD650 Bang for Buck or Bust?

Posted by Don Joski 08/26/2005 12:00AM

LXD650 Bang for Buck or Bust?

There was a buzz on astro sites that Meade outlet was selling a LXD650/102ED package that included a goto computer for $1,000 less than Meade dealers. Interesting I thought. I had just sold a C9.25 and GM8. Could I possibly go from a big scope to a little scope? No way, that is, unless the little scope's mount could carry a big scope. I posted a question in the forum - can the LXD650 handle a 9.25" SCT? I got a couple of replies. Both said it would carry a C9.25, better than a GM8, and might even handle an 11" SCT. Sold.

EQ6 SkyScan

Posted by Ed Moreno 06/28/2005 12:00AM

Bargain Go-To heavy-weight mount?

Comparing The CI-700 and G-11 Tripods

Posted by Clayton Cramer 03/28/2005 12:00AM

Comparing The CI-700 and G-11 Tripods

The CI-700 and G-11 tripods, at first glance, are quite similar. A side-by-side comparison quickly demonstrates the superiority of the G-11--but the CI-700, at its current market price, is still something of a bargain for upgrading GM-8 mounts.

ASTROKITS LXD55 Adapter Plates

Posted by Mike Curnutt 10/07/2004 12:00AM

ASTROKITS LXD55 Adapter Plates

An inexpensive, yet very functional and stable solution to end eyepiece wiggles when using medium size Equatorial Mounts by using an AstroMart Sponsor's Adapter for LXD55 GoTo or other CG5 Clones to mount to a Heavier Duty Tripod.

In Defense of the Poor Meade LXD 55

Posted by Art Ahrens 09/21/2004 09:13PM

Meade Suckered Us into Buying Overloaded Mounts!!!, or Does the LXD 55 Deserve its Bad Name?

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Posted by Chuck Zdeb 06/29/2004 12:00AM

The Riddle of the Sphinx

You’ve seen the ads in the magazines or on the Web for Vixen’s latest mount, the Sphinx. It’s a Go-to mount with a hand controller that doubles as a computerized star chart. Is it a step forward or a gimmick? Does it work, and if so, how well? Click the link and see…