Products
2,499 Brands 483 Categories All Departments
Meade 14 in LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC Coatings
Starts at $5,199.00
Purchase
Browse by Rating
(2 reviews)
Share your Thoughts! Write a Review
Sort by
Page
Back
Next

What a disappointment

by jr, from United States, NC Written on November 22, 2014
You would think that such an expensive telescope would be reliable and not too difficult to set up. Well think twice, as my Meade Lx 200 has been nothing but a headache. The manual is not clearly written and riddled with typos and mistakes. What is worse, the controller that operates the telescope is an absolute pice of x@#$, when half the time the button you press does not do the indicated function. I am told that the cable that connects the hand-held controller to the telescope is an unreliable type of connection. In addition, despite several efforts I have been unable to successfully align the telescope, despite following the step-by-step alignment procedures described in the manual. I would not have bought this telescope if I knew how frustrating it would be to set up. Do not think it is going to be a simple process....
Would recommend: No
0 of 0 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

My new hobby

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on May 7, 2014
New hobby for my retirement. Recommended by a neighbor who teaches astronomy at a local university. About the only thing it doesn't do is make coffee, and I still have some of the manual left to read, so - who knows, it may! The GPS alignment is a wonder. The last telescope I owned was won selling Grit newspapers in the 50's. I built a box with casters, makes it easier to travel with. Off to the south and southwest, the light pollution drops off sharply.
Pros: ease of use
Cons: weight, but not insurmountable...
Would recommend: Yes
1 of 1 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No
Page
Back
Next

Comments on 2 User Reviews of Meade 14 in LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC Coatings