I just bought a new Mead LXD75 SN-10 a/t Schmidt-Newtonian. Having read the reviews, it seems like a solid item. The only concerns I have are the cheap focuser (which I am replacing with a JMI), and the mount: good mount, but it could be bigger to support this huge tube. It looks like Meade was attempting to keep the cost down by using this mount. First light soon…
|Specifications for LXD75 SN-10AT (f/4) Schmidt-Newtonian w/UHTC|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra-High Transmission Coatings™ (UHTC™)|
|Optical Design||Schmidt-Newtonian with UHTC|
Included in my order is the Meade DSI II deep sky color imager with autostar suite software for remote control. A focuser from JMI has been ordered to replace the stock focuser, and it is planned to obtain a computer-controlled focus mechanism (Smart Focus) form JMI soon after.