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by longinthetooth
06 Nov 2011, 22:38
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: LX200 classic problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

LX200 classic problem

Hi folks - help needed please! Does anyone on the forum have experience with LX200? Mine seems to have developed a fault - the handset simply shows "Meade" and won't activate the scope. Any number of causes appear possible if posts to other sites are to be believed - none of them good news...
by longinthetooth
10 Aug 2011, 11:20
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: observatory shed
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Thanks for the offer Cosmic. I'd be happy to take you up on it!
Cheers
JohnB
by longinthetooth
03 Aug 2011, 19:23
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: observatory shed
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

observatory shed

Hi folks. I've not been on here or along to meetings for some time - something I hope to remedy this coming year! I want to build or buy a roll on roll off roof shed. I have seen Alexanders and Taylors ready mades on the web and apart from being expensive the delivery charges are (excuse the pun) &q...
by longinthetooth
27 Oct 2007, 17:47
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Binos
Replies: 2
Views: 4432

Incidentally thanks for the tip off!
JB
by longinthetooth
27 Oct 2007, 17:26
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Binos
Replies: 2
Views: 4432

I bought a pair - at £12.99 you could hardly go wrong! They have 60mm objectives and have a zoom feature 10x to 30x. They have a 3 year warranty too. I'm no expert but they seem ridiculously cheap for what they are. As of this afternoon Aldi Kirkcaldy store still had some left!
John B
by longinthetooth
23 Aug 2007, 23:41
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Eureka
As soon as you mentioned two star procedure the penny dropped. I should have read the manual carefully (or at all) before starting. A two star alignment sorted it all out tonight. Goto is terrific!
I hope to get along to one of your meetings soon.
Thanks for your help
JB
by longinthetooth
22 Aug 2007, 21:05
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Hi again bwh I've been reading the Meade manual again and it could be that I'd only used a one star alignment when a two star alignment is necessary. I'll give this a try. Levelling and pointing the scope due south is a proper pain in the neck! The goto was degrees out, not just a little bit. Its cl...
by longinthetooth
20 Aug 2007, 21:28
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Thanks for the link bwh. I haven't got as far as setting up with the wedge - I have got one- I've simply been trying to set up alt/az. There's something fundamental, and probably really simple I'm not doing right! Won't get out tonight - it has clouded over again! Thanks though for your help. Cheers...
by longinthetooth
20 Aug 2007, 19:38
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Thanks bwh!
It's the goto I can't get to function correctly, I haven't the knack yet - it's a steep learning curve for me - and anyway it's only been clear a couple of nights since I bought the thing! So not much time to practice.
I'd appreciate any tips people have.
Cheers
JB
by longinthetooth
18 Aug 2007, 19:47
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Hi there

I've recently renewed my interest in astronomy, bought a telescope but haven't yet got the knack of setting it up and using it properly. My ultimate aims are to be able to set up efficiently for both visual and astrophotography and hopefully take reasonable photos. I have a 10" LX200 classic an...

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