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Old 11-02-2013, 05:38 PM
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Polar scope for meade lxd55

Anyone know where I can find an illuminated polarscope for our Meade LXd55 mount, The old one was cracked and was thrown away, and I am trying to replace this amongst other broken bits. i have googled every where but can't seem to find anyone who sells them. Doesn't have to be Meade, just needs to fit....
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:42 PM
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how about getting one of those:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Celestron...item27c4ab727b

Then, if it doesn't fit (and I suspect it won't) you just make an adaptor ring?
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:52 PM
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thanks for the reply, looks good, but really want an illuminated one and haven't got the engineering skills to make an accurate one... Will keep looking I guess..
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:22 PM
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In that case, try North group, I purchased from them my LDX75 (it has the same, illuminated polar finder).
It this fails, you can still consider mod on more standard polarscope. Illumination can be done very easily with small LED in front of finder objective (btw, that's how it was done on EQ-5 and EQ-6 mounts)
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thanks for that. I'll look into North Group
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