Meade LXD55 German Equatorial Mount and Tripod - GOTO Version
Description (from Mead's site)
Meade LXD55 is a heavy-duty German equatorial mount enhanced with a heavy-duty tripod and #497 (not included in this offering) AutoStar GoTo controller that incorporates both RA and DEC motors. The mount, featuring heavy-duty castings, was designed by Meade's engineers and manufactured for high-performance observing and astrophotography.
The sturdy German equatorial mount is both accurate and precise. RA and Dec axes move effortlessly on four high-precision stainless steel ball bearings. High-Precision worm gears also provide smooth tracking and slewing. Capacity is 35 pounds.
High Precision Pointing (HPP)
For even more precise pointing, use the HPP function. HPP puts objects squarely in the center of the field of view, allowing you to confirm deep-sky objects at the farthest limits of the telescope's capability. Periodic Error Correction, meanwhile, corrects periodic errors on the RA axis over the course of one or more training periods. This minimizes guiding corrections during long-exposure photography.
9 Speed Drive Controls
From a rapid slew rate of 4.5°/sec. to 1X sidereal, tracking and slewing are controlled from the AutoStar controller. Three-Star Alignment Ensures precise alignment and eliminates the need for a complicated optical/mechanical alignment process. The mount also is equipped with an illuminated polar alignment viewfinder for quick, precise polar alignment (illuminator is damaged).
Heavy Duty Tripod
A sturdily constructed, finely finished, variable-height field tripod with spreader bar brace provides the stability and vibration damping required for visual observation and astrophotography. It's also easy to set up and take down again after an evening's viewing.
Powered by eight D-cell batteries (not included), the mount can also be powered by an AC adapter (battery pack & ac adapter are both included).
Included in box:
- Equatorial Mount (tube not included in this offering)
- Battery pack & AC adapter
- Heavy-Duty metal Tripod with 2" Legs
- Accessory Tray
- (2) Counterweights, 10 pounds each
- Polar Alignment Scope (illuminator is broken but the polar scope works without it)
- Instruction Manual
We got this in as a trade. This is a very nice, heavy duty, EQ electronic GOTO mount and tripod ready for your LX55 or comparable scope. Is is used & in excellent condition except for the broken illuminator. Grab this great buy before it is gone - only have one! Please note: the 497 GOTO paddle is not included in this offering. Please contact us thru ebay if you have any questions - we are here to help!
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