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Setting the latitude is easier if it is set before you attach the optical tube to the assembly. Best used for rough centering of an object in the viewfinder.

Slew speed functions of the Electronic Controller are covered in this appendix. Autostar prompts you to enter the Country or State listed alphabetically of the observing site. IOnce centered, mwnual object can be focused by turning one of the knobs of thefocusing mechanism 8, Fig. Best used kxd75 fine centering of an object in the field of view of ahigher power eyepiece, such as a 12mm or a 9mm eyepiece.

Seeing conditionsvary widely from night-tonight and site-to-site. Event” menu for the Sunset time on that date. Cord Wrap moves the telescope in such a way as to prevent the cords and cables attached to your telescope assembly from getting wound around the assembly and tan- gled as the telescope slews to objects. Setting the correct time is critical forAutostar to properly calculate locations and events. Page 44 34 ; secondary mirror-vanes 4, Fig.

Autostar again prompts you to center the landmark you have chosen in theeyepiece. Observing Satellites Satellite orbits change and new satellites including the Space Shuttle are launched. Point the object at the bright Northern hemisphere observers N: Ec Handbox Slew speed functions of the Electronic Controller are covered in this appendix.


Page 39 Electric focuser: Inspecting The Optics LXDSeries or repairs, write or call the Meade Customer Service Department first, before return- ing the telescope to the factory, giving full particulars as to the nature of the problem, as well as your name, address, and daytime telephone number.

Fine-adjust the position of the lxc75 with the Electronic Controller Arrow keys sothat it is centered in the viewfinder. You can change the telescope’s slew rate whilecentering an object in theeyepiece.

Time changes the time entered into Autostar. In order for the viewfinder to be useful, it must be aligned to the main telescope, so that both the viewfinder and telescope’s optical tube 10, Fig. Page of 68 Go. Page 60 Polar mode.


Looking at ornear the Sun will cause instant and irreversible damage to your eye. Solar System” menu and scroll through the lists of planets. If you are interestedin pursuing further studies in astronomy, a few topics are suggested below that areworth reading up on. Meade electric focusers are uniquely designed to yield smooth, precise microfocusing of the image, without disabling the manual focus knob, which may be used forrapid coarse focusing.

Activate The Arrow Keys Note: Center your target object using the Arrow This is another Press the Arrow keys 5, Fig. This manual gives only the briefest introduction to astronomy.


Do not force the three collimationscrews past their normal travel and do not loosen them more than two fullturns in a counterclockwise direction or the secondary mirror may comeloose from its support.

German-type equatorial mountSlew Speeds Enter text from picture: Want to learn more aboutusing the Date menu?

So as you look through your Meade in mind Galileo. Rather, simply allow the telescope to sit for some time in the warm indoor air, so that the wet optical surfaces can dry unat- tended. Controls the manual movement of the telescope. If the procedure has been followed carefully, the desired object should now be in the telescopic field of a low-power eyepiece.


Navigate to the “Object: Mounting the Model SC-8 Opti Don’t show me this message again. Given the care and respect due any precision instrument,your LXD75 will rarely, if ever, require factory servicing.

Meade LXD 75 Instruction Manual

To determine the lati- tude of an observing site not listed on the chart, locate the city closest to your site. Page 49 Autostar SpecificationsProcessor The default tracking setting for Autostar; sidereal rate is the standard rate at which stars move from East to West across the mqnual due to therotation of the Earth. Whathe saw, and what he realized about what he saw, has forever changed the waymankind thinks about the universe. Page 43 At this point, look at the front of the telescope where your finger is aiming.

To locate the planets on a given day or month, consult a monthly astronomy magazine, such as Skyand Telescope or Astronomy.

Ifan image appears fuzzyand ill-defined, back off to alower power eyepiece for amore well-resolved image see Fig. When thetelescope slews to a star for alignment, it may not appear in the field of view in theeyepiece. If the site is over 70 miles km north of the listed city, add one degree for every 70 miles. If the satellite is going to make apass, “Located” displays. Want to learn moreabout the polar alignment viewfinder? As part of final optical testing, every Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain is precisely colli- mated at the Meade factory before shipment.