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Daniel

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Meade LX200 SC Tube on German Equatorial mount
« on: Apr 29, 2008, 23:17:09 »
Hi all, just wondering if anybody know's if an SC tube that normally mounts on the LX200 can be fitted with a dovetail to mount onto a GEM.

I've been looking at a few going pretty cheap on some of the boards and would like to mount one on my CG5 rather than have to buy a wedge for it (plus those things are pretty big and would be a nightmare to set up every time I head out)

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Re: Meade LX200 SC Tube on German Equatorial mount
« Reply #1 on: Apr 30, 2008, 06:33:25 »
Yes you can. I would advise talking to Bern at www.modernastronomy.com

If you mention my name and that you are a member of the OAS he will give you a discount.
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Re: Meade LX200 SC Tube on German Equatorial mount
« Reply #2 on: Apr 30, 2008, 15:04:30 »
Hi Mike, great news, thanks for the refferal, If one of these LX200's im looking into pans out I shall give them a call

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Re: Meade LX200 SC Tube on German Equatorial mount
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 08:41:16 »
Daniel,

If its an 8" one I have some rings and mount for it with a guide bar on the top.

Chris

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Re: Meade LX200 SC Tube on German Equatorial mount
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 00:57:17 »
Hi Chris, unfortunately he one im thinking of bidding on is a 10" im saw a 12" LX200 on ebay with a buy it now of £650, couldn't believe my luck, but before I could bid on it, it was sold :(