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19 years 1 month ago #12116 by DaveGrennan
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Neill,

With specific reference to the three scopes you mention I'd have to say the C8-NGT wins hands down.

See here for reviews of different mounts

www.cloudynights.com/category.php?category_id=34&pr=2x8
Also browse this site for a lot of honest reviews.

Look at the comparison between the LXD75 mount and the losmandy G11 in particular. Now its not fair to compare these two because they are leagues apart in price and quality, but it certainly would scare me off the LXD mount. Saying all that, I dont own an LXD mount so I'll defer to those who do.

I suppose its just a matter of personal choice, but if I had to choose between 'goto' and an extra two inches on my scope, i'd choose the aperture every time.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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19 years 1 month ago #12125 by dmcdona
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Simon
To be honest, I'm not familiar with any of the mounts provided with the setups you describe. Have a hunt on the web - not the manufacturer's websites - for reviews of the setups and then focus (no pun) in on how the mount performs. Choose the best mount based on the amount of money you have to spend.

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Dave McD

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19 years 1 month ago #12126 by dave_lillis
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Wow,
After reading that review of the LXD, I'll totally re-evaluated my opinion on it.
A cheap G11 on astromart could be the way to go. :!:

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Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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19 years 1 month ago #12130 by DaveGrennan
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Wow,
After reading that review of the LXD, I'll totally re-evaluated my opinion on it.
A cheap G11 on astromart could be the way to go. :!:


Worrying isnt it? Sometimes I think these reviewers can be a bit harsh, but its hard to argue with that guys experiences.

Cheap G11? I've yet to see one!!! No harm in hoping though!

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19 years 1 month ago #12136 by dave_lillis
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relatively cheap :wink: :lol:

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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19 years 1 month ago #12139 by albertw
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Wow,
After reading that review of the LXD, I'll totally re-evaluated my opinion on it.
A cheap G11 on astromart could be the way to go. :!:


Worrying isnt it? Sometimes I think these reviewers can be a bit harsh, but its hard to argue with that guys experiences.


Lads hes talking about the Meade LXD750; that NO relation to the Meade LXD55/75.

The LXD55/75 were designed to be affordable motorised goto mounts with affordable scope on them, not to be a competitor for Losmandy. And whn you think of the LXD55/75 range you really need to bear in mind that you get a computerised motor driven goto mount with a sharp large aperture telescope fir under STG£1200. If you are new to this (like me when I got it) its great; if you want the performance of Losmandy - forget it - not at this price; if you want a relativly cheap motorised goto equatorial for a second scope - iits probably not a bad investment.

www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=623&pr=2x8x34 covers the LXD55/75's.

Cheers,
~Al

Albert White MSc FRAS
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