And Stuart With The Meade LX200 12in. Telescope
Here we are installing the new 12in. Meade LX200 telescope in
the new observatory. After much discussion with the telescope, it did decide to
co-operate. Later we mounted a 4in. Celestron 102HD as a guide scope on the
12in. using the Losmandy mounting rings and rail system. The Losmandy system
sounded expensive, but after using it... IT IS A BARGAIN. You'll notice the
inside walls are not yet finished. As you can tell by the expression on Joe's
face, we were caught off guard by the paparazzo's.
Close-up Of The 12in. Meade LX200
This is a close-up of the Meade LX 200 12in. telescope. The
Celestron 102HD refractor mounted on the 12in. is a great guide scope and as a
bonus works out well as our Solar scope. Notice the roll off roof and the inside
walls are about finished.
Building the observatory two stories tall gave us a great
panoramic view of the skies by night and the wooded hills by day. The Meade
LX200 seems to be very happy here.
This is Stuart standing next to our two story
observatory. The first floor makes a terrific work shop as well as storage. The
second story places the telescope high enough to overlook the surrounding trees.
This gave us an optimal view with minimal tree trimming.