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Meade LX800 Owner Interview

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The Meade LX800 has been a "Hot Topic" ever since Meade announced these revolutionary mount combos back in September of 2011. Preorders started to mount up, and Meade finally released these mounts in limited quantities in April 2012, just before NEAF. There have been a few amateurs out there that have had a chance to do some first light reports, and so far not exactly what Meade, or its customers, were hoping for. Numerous issues have been reported with tracking and with the StarLock system, the heart of the LX800 mount, so many in fact that Meade actually issued a full recall of all LX800s just this week to resolve the software and mechanical issues reported so far. 

We have a great opportunity this episode to discuss the LX800 mounts with an actual owner, and someone that has reported a functioning LX800 mount, after a replaced StarLock system from Meade. His name is Glenn Spiegelman from Danville, California.

Glenn owns a number of astronomical equipment, from Meade to Takahashi, and certainly has a passion for astrophotography. We'll be getting his first hand opinions on the LX800 systems from Meade, and his experience with the mount and its performance.

I'm really looking forward to this discussion folks. If your considering one of these Meade LX800's, or simply curious to know first hand opinions of the telescope and mount from a fellow amateur astronomer that actually owns and uses one, then you have got to take a listen to this episode.

Don't forget to CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS to Glenn and myself, or simply stop in the chat room and present them there.