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Posted Philip Pugh on 15 January 2013 - 06:44 AM
Posted Philip Pugh on 09 March 2013 - 04:55 AM
If you have any recommendations for software that can be downloaded for free, please reply to this message with them and I can make them available to everyone.
Posted Russell on 14 March 2013 - 11:33 AM
Posted Philip Pugh on 02 January 2013 - 08:34 AM
Posted DREAMTRUCK on 01 January 2010 - 09:52 AM
Posted harryt on 03 April 2013 - 02:51 AM
Having learnt the skies with binoculars I recently acquired an LX10 with LX200 mount which has delivered some outstanding results for a newbie like me. Seriously, Jupiter with four moons lined up on the east the other night was stunning, not to mention clusters and the Moon.
Last night however the movement of the Dec slow motion started to grind very slightly after I had reached the end of the thread and wound it back so I immediately packed up and had a look at it this morning, whereupon the knob unwound from the unit itself. The manual sheds no light on the possible solution and I am not particularly confident in the engineering/electronics space, so was not about to start investigating without some advice or direction.
As this is my first scope it is probably a pitifully newb query so any help would be most gratefully received please.
Posted Numptyworld on 23 February 2013 - 06:11 AM
From what i have read on various forums, the AUX ports on my scope are for future expansion and don't actually work.
On newer models, these ports are used to focus and guide as far as i can tell.
Does anyone have expereince of using these ports with my model? I can buy a port module 2nd hand, but i am not convinced this will help me.
i have a modified webcam ready to go with phd guiding, but am doubtful this will drive the scope via these ports. Any ideas or advice welcomed.
Posted Meade on 07 February 2013 - 03:37 PM
For more information on the LX850, just go to the web site here: http://www.meade.com/lx850.
Posted JohnGraham on 16 March 2013 - 07:59 AM
Telescope: Meade Lightbridge 16 @ f/9 (OPT 2” 2x Barlow)
Camera: Canon Rebel T2i, 1.25” adapter, manual remote switch
Exposure: 4x1/500sec, ISO 400 saved as RAW
Mirror Lock-up: On, 5 second pause to allow vibrations to settle
Software: Nebulosity 2, Panorama Maker 3, Registax 6, Photoshop CS4
This was taken on the evening of February 24th, local time, about a day before the moon was full. Although I took enough images to build a mosaic (still working on that) I also wanted to take a short stack of images of Copernicus. The ray structure of this crater is simply amazing and I can’t help but wonder what it must have looked like when it was formed. I must say, building stacks of images are a heck of a lot easier than building a mosaic with an undriven altaz mount! To take the images I first set the focus with a Bahtinov mask and a nearby star. I then set the scope so that Copernicus would cross the center of the field. As it approached the center I trigger the mirror lockup with my wired remote switch, counted to 5 to let the vibrations settle, and then tripped the shutter. The resulting images are way over-sampled, so I binned them 2x2 with Nebulosity, stacked them in Registax, sharpened with a mild wavelet, and then finished the image in Photoshop. For these simple images Photoshop Elements would have worked just as well.
Posted trapdoor on 26 August 2012 - 03:48 AM
Firstly thanks in advanced to anyone who can help. I have recently purchased an LT8 ACF and have been searching the net for any accessories for it. It has a label on it ETX-LT8 but the accessories (except for a few things like vibration dampeners and dew shields) don't ever mention LT's. ETX something or other but not LT's. So is this an ETX model telescope?
Can i say put an attachment to hold a camera on it for example. Can i get rid of the red dot finder and put a finder scope of other variety on it? Are there any type of focal reducers that will work with an ACF.
You can only scour the net for so long before wondering whether anyone else has ever purchased this model and seeing that there are only 2 posts in this forum yet this telescope seems to be on sale everywhere I can only assume they are great and no one has any issues with them or they are an unwanted scope. (sorry do not expect an answer to that question).
So are there any compatible accessories that Meade make for their other models that work with this model maybe.
Posted BABFB on 15 April 2013 - 05:23 PM
Posted deepwaterescue4u on 04 April 2013 - 01:33 PM
as you know most of this scope equ. is 12 powered with the car plugins I need one of those that has 4 or more plugin ports and a inverter for truck..
Next I alsoneed to find a dc varable power supply with Multiple outlets for the different parts to plug into...
Posted nanook5 on 12 February 2013 - 06:09 AM
The other night I was using my autostar to align my lxd 75 n6-at.
It went to the align star ( Capella ) and I tried using the right arrow key to align it in my eyepiece but my auto star reset.
The upon entering time/date , when I came to daylight savings and pressed no the auto star would turn off and restart again.
I gave up and brought it inside I reset it and I tried it again and this time I got Proc . trap 2 .
I restarted the auto star again and the R.A motor slewed what seemed to be the fastest speed and then when the DEC was about to hit the R.A motor I switched it off .
This continued for a day or so until It miraculously it stopped .
I pressed align and got motor unit failure.
Now this whole mount was bought about 1 month ago from a guy who said he only used it once or twice while his other mount was getting fixed as it had a crack in it .
On the night I was using mains 12v DC and when it started restarting I tried the battery pack and it wouldn’t power it .(But it did when I brought it inside )
Does this sound like a firmware issue with all these different errors .(I just updated to 43eg )
And by the way this was my first time using the austostar with this(NEW) mount outside but it worked fine inside.
NOTE : I had used this Autostar on my previous mount
Cheers for any help
Posted dogeddie on 31 March 2013 - 03:51 PM
Posted Philip Pugh on 31 March 2013 - 03:06 PM
In the meantime I've just finished by March video accompanied by Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield:
Posted dmiladinovich on 09 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
I've owned the 16" lightbridge for a few years now and i'm starting to get interested in photography. Is anyone here experiences with taking pictures with the 16" Lightbridge or if anything experienced with taking pictures with a telescope at all??
Since the number of locations for purchasing telescopes adn their accessories around me is limited im forced to buy things online. Before i do i usually like to know as much about what im buying especially for things like this. I need to make sure the adapters and everything fit together correctly and that im doing this right.
Specific question i have:
Do i need to buy an adapter piece for the telescope?? (I do understand that this may depend on the camera and most cameras have their own t-adapters.) I'm wondering because if I have the adapter that comes with the camera do i need another one for the telescope or will it fit right in?? Before I purchase a camera i want to know which cameras will work with my telescope or how can i know this.
I was hoping to contact a product specialist from Meade but I'm having a hell of a time trying to contact any form of customer service from Meade unless i had already bought something from them and have an order number. Kind of ridiculous customer support if you ask me but anyways....
Here is a link to the telescope i own: http://store.meade.c...-dobsonian.html
Posted sailing70s on 07 April 2013 - 04:11 PM
The color sequence of the wires into the plug and
Directions on how to open the plug so I can fix the connections
Or directions for opening the 424 controller
I will very much appreciate any assistance you may provide. I purchased the unit knowing the auto guide probably wouldn't work. I am in my 70s, living on Social Security and take pride in recycling items I want to have but cannot afford.
Posted Philip Pugh on 20 April 2013 - 03:35 AM
Now check out the full blog: http://www.blogger.c...703845#allposts
Posted gunfighter48 on 06 April 2013 - 10:53 PM