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So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!: How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models
     

So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!: How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models

by Lawrence Harris
 

The Meade LX200 series of telescopes was introduced in 1992 and represented a giant step forward in technology for amateur astronomers - computer control. The LX200 series telescopes were an instant success and have outsold all other astronomical telescopes put together. Steady development has continued to the present day, and LX200s are available in a range of

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The Meade LX200 series of telescopes was introduced in 1992 and represented a giant step forward in technology for amateur astronomers - computer control. The LX200 series telescopes were an instant success and have outsold all other astronomical telescopes put together. Steady development has continued to the present day, and LX200s are available in a range of apertures from 8-inch through the giant 16-inch, which is widely installed in university astronomy departments and the smaller public observatories. For anyone considering buying a high-end Meade telescope, the book offers an experienced user's guide to what can actually be achieved with it.

So You Want a Meade LX Telescope also provides detailed discussions about some of the many software packages available to aid optimizing and actually using the scope. The typical results are discussed so readers can know what to expect. Also reviewed are essential accessories such as CCD cameras and the latest Active Optics units.

These extraordinary telescopes are capable of amazing results, but using them and setting them up can be a chore. That's why this book is essential reading for anyone who has bought or upgraded to an LX200 or its top-of-the-range companion, the RCS400 (later re-designated the LX400ACF).

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“This book is a lot more than the main title suggests since it helps a prospective telescope purchaser select and use the LX200 and other Meade models. … This is an ideal book for those already owning a Meade telescope and especially as a stimulus to get existing telescopes out of mothballs and back into use. … the book majors on the Meade LX range it will be of value to other GOTO-telescope users. I will be referring to my copy on a regular basis.” (Tom Boles, The Observatory, Vol. 131 (1220), February, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441917744
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/20/2010
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
872,486
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Harris retired from his job as a British government scientist where he had worked as a professional astronomer in solar studies and then astronomical satellite operations. For the last seventeen years he has been a columnist, specializing in writing about weather satellites, along with occasional articles on astronomy. He also contributes to astronomical society magazines.

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