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This is a very easy product to install. It took a little while, but when it...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Meade AutoStar Suite and Lunar Planitary Imager
The Meade AutoStar Suite & LPI is the first product I have purchased from M...
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LPI - okay but don't use VISTA

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, VA Written on March 19, 2009
Works well ...better if using XP ...have not tried on Mac yet but probably will go that route if possible ...
Pros: good planetary imager
Cons: does not work well with vista...
Would recommend: Yes
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Meade Autostar Suite and Lunar Planetary Imager

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 11, 2009
the Meade Autostar Suite and Lunar Planetary Imager work fine!...
Would recommend: Yes
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Beginer

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, MA Written on February 29, 2008
First Telescope ever owned.Thought I would buy the camera so all could see.Great success. joe
Pros: Great Picture
Cons: Short cable...
Would recommend: Yes
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Meade Autostar Suite and Lunar Planetary Imager (LPI) Package - 04520

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on August 10, 2007
This is a very easy product to install. It took a little while, but when it started working, it worked great. Highly recommended!...
Would recommend: Yes
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Meade AutoStar Suite and Lunar Planitary Imager

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on August 9, 2007
The Meade AutoStar Suite & LPI is the first product I have purchased from Meade I was disappointed in. The LPI drivers are not MS certified and MS issues a warning on installation. The software does install and work, but the warning is disconcerting. I found the AutoStar suite very difficult to use. The planetarium feature is not particularly intuitive or easy to use.

The Imaging software is absolutely counter-intuitive and very problematic to use. It is difficult to focus the image on the LPI and the magic eye focuser only seems to work when it feels like it. I could not figure out how to have the software stack multiple images for image enhancement and I write image production software for a living.

The LPI has a very short USB Cable that means the laptop has to be very close to the telescope. It made positioning all of the components difficult and seemed it could have been easily avoided with a slightly longer cable.

I found my experience with the Meade LPI & AutoStar software to be un-rewarding and frustrating. I am an amateur astronomer, but a full time software engineer and experience with computer peripherals. I would not recommend this product to a friend.

Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Hard to use, poor software, short USB cale...
Would recommend: No
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