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Astronomy - Popular Astronomy | A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes

A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes

Peston, Martin

2007, XIV, 254 p. 119 illus.

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  • The first book to describe the Meade LXD telescope range in detail
  • Serves a large user-base of these telescope models worldwide
  • Contains instructions for beginners and advanced amateurs alike
  • Not solely aimed at owners of the telescope models – reaches a wider audience by comparing models pre-purchase

This is a fully comprehensive guide to "choosing and using" the LXD55 / 75 computer-controlled – "go to" – series of telescopes. It is intended both for beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers.

The LXD series of telescopes is unusual in having German Equatorial Mounts – GEMs – rather than the more common altazimuth design. Although setting up a GEM with a go-to system is more involved than setting up the equivalent altazimuth mount, there are many advantages in the system, including zero field rotation.

A User’s Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes contains a wealth of information on setting up, using and maintaining the telescope, along with lots of hints, tips, and tricks for getting the very best out of it.

Coverage in advanced techniques for experienced astronomers and LXD users include imaging, interfacing with a PC or laptop, using available accessories, and troubleshooting.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Guide - LXD telescopes - LXD55 guide - LXD75 guide - Meade Telescopes guide - Peston - User's - astronomy - instruments - observing techniques - using autostar controller

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Astronomy as a Hobby.- Choosing an LXD Telescope.- Setting up the Telescope.- Polar Alignment and Goto Setup.- First Night’s Observing.- Telescope Operations, Abilities and Observing Techniques.- The Universe at a Touch of a Button.- Connecting to a Personal Computer.- Taking Images.- Keeping Your Telescope in Peak Condition.- Gadgets and Gizmos.- Where Did It All Go Wrong?.

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