Meade LXD55 mount

15 years 10 months ago #3676 by SometimesKen
Meade LXD55 mount was created by SometimesKen
Howdy Fellas,
I have a question for any of you that has a Meade LXD55 mount w/Autostar. One of my buddies at NJ Night Sky recently purchased an LXD from the Meade ebay store and his question is......

After the mount is trained, calibrated and polar aligned, what side of the mount is the dec. motor, east or west ?

Although I purchased one of these mounts as well, I haven't had time to play with it yet. So I thought I would pose this question to our friends across the pond!

Thank you in advance for your help!
Kindest regards,
SometimesKen 8)

As the setting sun / melts below the horizon / the stars applaud her bow. ~W. Terrance~
39* 54' N - 74* 10" W

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15 years 10 months ago #3677 by albertw
Replied by albertw on topic Re: Meade LXD55 mount
I usually have mine on the western side of the OTA, but thats out of habit from following the pictures in magazines, rather than a bad experience putting it the other way! I dont think it matters but the archives of should have more wisdon.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section

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