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Old 18-04-2021, 09:50 AM
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Post LS5 8" classic ota and mount (FOR PARTS)

I have a very old Meade LS5 8" classic ota with fork mount for parts.

The mount doesn't turn on (I am quite sure it just needs capacitors to be replaced ) and the OTA doesn't come with the diagonal.

Both the mirrors are in excellent condition (corrector plate needs a bit of a clean though). Comes with the hand controller (have you seen something like this before ). Has both the motors - RA and DEC.

The tube has some scuffs and scratches on the outer, but ofcourse that doesn't impact the optics.

You could use it as a project or use its parts, up to you! Or put it up on the wall!

Pickup only Homebush, NSW.
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Last edited by rkshar; 20-04-2021 at 05:53 PM. Reason: Corrected model
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Old 18-04-2021, 10:39 AM
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Rajesh,
That's an LX6 Meade handcontroller.
There was an add-on DSC (Digital Setting Circles) which interfaced with the LX6 hand controller and displayed RA/Dec in the window.
The mount is basically an LX5 - pre LX200.
The DSC encoders are not there....they would be plugged into the "Encoder" socket.


I used to have the Lx5 version, upgraded with the DSC in the early 2000's.
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Old 18-04-2021, 10:51 AM
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I would like to grab it if not already gone
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Old 18-04-2021, 11:20 AM
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The mount is basically an LX5 - pre LX200.
Thanks, Ken. I have corrected the details.
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Old 18-04-2021, 11:20 AM
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I have received few enquiries. Will respond to all of them shortly.
 

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