For Sale: Meade LXD75 goto mount and tripod

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LPhilpot
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For Sale: Meade LXD75 goto mount and tripod

Post by LPhilpot » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:47 pm

>>> S O L D <<<

As posted on Cloudy Nights: https://www.cloudynights.com/classified ... al-tripod/

Meade LXD75 goto German Equatorial Mount with 2" metal Meade tripod

This mount has been used but not abused. There are minor marks accumulated over the years, but it's not damaged. With careful polar alignment and star alignments, it will put objects near the center of a low / medium power FOV reliably.

I'm selling it because I've switched to an alt-az mount.

Included:
- Mount
- Meade 2" metal tripod with spreader
- 10 lb counterweight
- Autostar 497 handbox with 43GG firmware update
- Meade 8x D cell holder
- 12VDC 5A AC power supply (aftermarket)
- 12VDC cigarette lighter plug to cannon connector power cable
- Laser printed user's manual and other documentation
- Plastic toolbox with foam passing - This is far from an elegant / expensive "case" but it's low-brow functional! ;)

Notes:
- All aluminum hand bolts on mount and tripod have been replaced with stainless steel bolts (original bolts included with sale)
- Original handbox cable was damaged and replaced with a 6' straight flat cable (longer and easier to deal with in the dark, IMO)
- Mount has been "ultratuned" *
- Aluminum set screws on the motors' main gears have been replaced with steel screws
- Polar scope Allen screws have been replaced with thumb screws
- Polar scope illuminator works! Posted Image

* I followed all the steps on the Hypertune DVD except the RA axis. The polar scope was glued in and I didn't want to risk damage, but there was no problem with the RA axis anyway. The Dec axis was initially tight, but I was able to improve it greatly.

Buyer pays shipping from central Louisiana. With some advance notice I'm willing to meet in a 300 mile radius of Central Louisiana (serious inquiries only). I prefer to sell locally / directly, but can ship if not.

Approximate sizes / weights (does not include boxes):
Mount in toolbox "case" - 26" x 10" x 10"; 33 lbs.
Tripod - 32" x 9" (cyl); 14 lbs.

Money order or cashier's check preferred (personal check is OK but it must clear before I ship). Sorry, I'm not set up to receive payment via PayPal.

Please feel free to reach out to me on the forum or at my email address below.

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LPhilpot
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Re: For Sale: Meade LXD75 goto mount and tripod

Post by LPhilpot » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:26 pm

As indicated, the mount has sold. Thanks.

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