I spent some time with both the Carson Hookupz 2.0 and Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone adapters on my Meade ETX90EC. I wanted to test them inside before trying outside because I had issues focusing and zooming in. The major issue I had the first time I tried was the iPhone case I use. Once I […]
I purchased the Meade LX70 Polar Scope for my LX70 telescope mount a while back. I previously created a blog post about the initial installation. The next step was the follow the instructions to align it. The manual first mentioned to point the mount at a distant terrestrial object during the daytime. I found this
I was doing some visual observing with my Meade LX70 refractor. I then tried connecting my Canon T3i and was disappointed with the results. I was looking at Jupiter and could make out some of the bands and the moon with the different eyepieces but the image was way too small on the image with
I decided to do some research on the options to connect my Canon DSLR to the Meade LX70 Refractor. I had a special adapter for the ETX 90EC that allows the Canon to connect along with a T-mount adapter. So, I first searched for adapters for the LX70 but didn’t find any. I did find
The Meade LX70 Refractor came with finder scope but realized it would be difficult to use with the telescope was pointed straight up. I remember purchasing an Orion Right-Angle Finder Scope earlier and it didn’t work out. So, I found it and it easily fit on the LX70 Refractor.
I purchased a Meade LX70 mount to use with my Lunt solar telescope for the solar eclipse. I was thinking about my next plans on the telescope models since I now have a reflector in the from of the Light Bridge 10” and a small compound in the ETX 90EC. I had read before that