- Unbelievable value... either for your main 'scope or reserve! Review by Richard
The quality so surprised me that I immediately ordered the LXD75 companion mount and tripod listed on the packing box. I originally was not going to spend that much but this OTA deserves better than an old inexpensive mount! This 6" Newtonian will become the "go-to" telescope in our little observatory (the back yard!) along with a table top 90mm backpack catadioptric and 60mm alt-az refractor and a couple of binoculars.
This thing is made of metal (except, of course, the fine lenses and mirrors) which caught me off guard. I expected at least a plastic tube cover... and maybe even a thin wall optical tube. But, no... Meade gives us a real deal. Can't tell you yet what the astro-photography results are but am sure they will not disappoint.
As good as Meade seems to be, telescopes.net by Woodland Hills also deserves kudos for excellent service. Ordered Friday night (late) and got it Tuesday afternoon... in excellent shape. Thanks, guys and gals. (Posted on 4/16/12)