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Meade 7" LX200GPS... is it a good scope?

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19 years 7 months ago #5960 by Liam
I am curious .. . does anyone have an opinion on the Meade 7" LX200GPS Mak-Cass Scope. Anyone here ever used one? My research suggests that the optical quality... especially contrast is better that the 8"LX200 GPS SCT. I would really like to be able to compare both scopes.

I know the 7" is more expensive that the 8" (around the price of a 10" LX200GPS SCT)


Opinions welcome.

Liam

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19 years 7 months ago #5964 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Meade 7" LX200GPS... is it a good scope?
Apparently it's very good.
Whether it's worth the price is another question. Depends on whether you want to have it portable or not. The 10" would be a good bit bigger and bulkier although would have better light grasp. Not sure what the weight difference is. Only concern I'd have is the focal ratio which is around f/15ish. You've have a fiarly narrow field of view. This would be great for planets but a little bit tight for DSOs. I find that even my 8" f/10 is a little tight. For DSOs I usually use the focal reducer for bring it fown to f/6.3.
Clear skies,

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19 years 7 months ago #5965 by Liam
Thanks for the reply and Information...


Would a focal reducer be an option with the 7"?

What about tihe Mak Cas optics. I understand the format. Is it superior to SCT? I know light gathering is better due to smaller secondary mirror
Liam

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19 years 7 months ago #5967 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Meade 7" LX200GPS... is it a good scope?
I reckon you would need one alright. My understand it that the standard LX focal reducer will fit it.

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19 years 7 months ago #5968 by Liam
Excellent (as Mr. Burns would say)


One last question.... Is the MCT optical system superior to SCT?


Liam

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19 years 7 months ago #5970 by stepryan

I am curious .. . does anyone have an opinion on the Meade 7" LX200GPS Mak-Cass Scope. Anyone here ever used one? My research suggests that the oprical quality... especially contrast is better that the 8"LX200 GPS SCT. I would really like to be able to compare both scopes.

I know the 7" is more expensive that the 8" (around the price of a 10" LX200GPS SCT)


Opinions welcome.

Liam


liam,
i cannot comment on the mak but it is supposed to be better than the sct. having said that i own the lx200gps that i recently got and from at least the one i have i can say it is a very good scope. it is not too heavy either. the mount is also pretty solid even at full height. all in all i am very pleased with it. pity about the weather though :(, haven't got much use of it.
stephen.

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