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Backwards? I removed a 10" LX200 GPS scope from the mount to transport it. I reassembled it and now it wants to over run the hard stops to the point of motor stalling (I keep the locks loose so gears aren't damaged) and the Dec seems to want to run continually. QUESTION: Is it possible to assemble the scope to the mount backwards or in such a way as to create a reversed sensing by the circuit board? Any help would be outstanding it's driving me insane. RW

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Backwards? I removed a 10" LX200 GPS scope from the mount to transport it. I reassembled it and now it wants to over run the hard stops to the point of motor stalling (I keep the locks loose so gears aren't damaged) and the Dec seems to want to run continually. QUESTION: Is it possible to assemble the scope to the mount backwards or in such a way as to create a reversed sensing by the circuit board? Any help would be outstanding it's driving me insane. RW


Check the Autostar controller for a stuck direction key.
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Joe- Today I checked out my friends scope and specifically looked over the misaligned mount. Tomorrow, with the help of some contractors we are going to remove the scope, cut the bolts, and then break the pedestal free from the glue fastening it to the concrete. My friend is an archeologist and has an electronic theodolite/compass device, which we plan to use to realign the scopes pedestal to true north. I found our magnetic declination for our location and date at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/struts/calcDeclination and will correct the alignment from magnetic to true north. Once this is done the wedge angle needs to be correct and I am worried because I didn't see any adjustment mechanism for altering the altitude angle of the wedge. My friend says he gave Meade the exact Latitude/Longitude coordinates, and thinks that probably the wedge is made with correct angle already. Right now, I'm thinking the only way to know for sure is to try to polar align the scope after it is remounted facing true north. If the angle is wrong and it turns out the wedge really isn't adjustable, is there any option but a new mount? In additon to the above, my friend tells me there is another possible problem, the autostar has to have the date and time reentered every night it has been used. Is this due to the non-functioning GPS? And,more importantly, will this effect the Goto functions? Again- thanks in advance for your help- my friends trust in my abilities to help greatly exceed my level of understanding- so you are needed and appreciated... Sincerely- Scott R.


Hum? I have never heard of a Meade wedge that was not adjustable?It might be possible to SHIM up the wedge slightly by using either thin metal shims, but DOWN would be a problem.Does he have a tripod for the telescope? If he does you can try to do a polar alignment on the tripod and see what happens.???You can find a Meade Super Wedge or Ultra Wedge from time to time on AstroMart.com It will cost you $12 to join so you can fully use the web site. You can place a WANTED AD on the web site saying you are looking for a wedge, and try to find a used wedge at reduced cost.HOPEFULLY, it will be correct, and also you may be able to use the bolts coming out of the pier and put some bolts on them to RAISE or lower the angle?Look at this pier-http://www.astro.shoregalaxy.com/telescope%20pier%202.jpg
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Hi, just bought a Hawke Varmint II 4-16x44 AO. I started searching for the zero point, before I mounted it on the rifle Itself. Because I wanted to make a bigger adjustments from the mounts when bore sighting. When trying to make a final adjustments on the scope I lost the windage. Elevation works fine but the windage does not. The actual knob itself turns but crosshairs do not move much. Also as I turn it to the right, the sound of clicks are not usual for it anymore. They make very low sound. Is it possible that I broke something inside when I did too many turns? I know that if turned to the up or down too much then right and left can move only a little and otherwise, but I tried different ways. Thank You in advance!


The Hawke comes with a good, lifetime warranty. They are reported to be fast and fair about these things. The best thing you can do is send it back and they will fix it or replace it.
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Received used scope and know squat!


Meade's website has manuals on most of their product - since they make hundreds of styles, an exact manual may not be available - just choose one that is closest. Things are inverted and reversed, as it is an astronomical telescope, and it does not matter what the orientation is when viewing the sky. To get the images part way corrected, use the diagonal mirror before the eyepiece and look in the downward position. images will be correct in the Up/Down direction, but not left/right. That is why binoculars have 2 prisms to correct the image.
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My New 12? Meade LX200 ACF GPS telescope does not have the two screw?s in the front and the rear of the top of the main optical tube for mounting a dovetail plate to the top center or does it have screws on the right side for mounting the finder scope on ether side like my 10? and 8? scopes had. There is only one screw in the front and back located in the optical tube not the soiled black main back or the soiled black corrector plate ring in the front. Is this the way they are making them now or is this a manufacture mistake, because if this is so you will not even be able to mount Meade?s dovetail mounting plate for all the mounting plates I have researched all have to have two screws that go all the way through the plate and the curved mounting blocks ion to the scopes front and back. If you know anything about this I would like to know because Meade does not even know the anser. Thanks, Laurence


You may need to mount just a rail like this one:http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_mrail.htmYou can call Meade directly and ask:http://www.meade.com/support/index.html
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Meade LX200 10" - RA Gears slip when mounted on wedge (Milburn)


The problem is the addition of the 80mm telescope to the assembly. The telescope is now out of balance, and places extra weight off-center as the position chages. Too great an off-balance will cause the main gears to 'jump' the worm teeth. The solution is to restore balance by adding counter weights as needed. Loosten the axis locks (carefully) and see which direction it wants to move. To balance my LX, I used a small bag with lead buckshot to determine how much weight was needed and where to achieve balance. Then I added fixed weights to the mount. Once this is done, the scope should track correctly.scopestuff.com has balance kits at reasonable prices.
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Simmons scope that will not stay on target


Mount the rifle with the scope and make a mark on the backstop right where the crosshairs are pointed at Shoot several times, several shots will surley jolt the scope some. If the crosshairs have moved much past your mark then this would indicate the scope is the issue. If the crosshairs are still pretty well centered to the mark, its not the scope. If at the same time your grouping looks terrible, and your scope still is on the mark, and the gun is WELL mounted, then the issue is with the accuracy of the rifle. Make sure the rifle is mounted good for this to ba accurate . Hope this helps
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Marlin .308 with leopold scope. I've moved the adjustment all the way to the left but still shooting to the right of center??? Could the scope mounting holes on the top of the rifle be crooked? Crooked scope mounts?


Marlin rifles have a right hand twist in them,, they all shoot to the right,,,if you pack out the scope mount with a strip of old 35mm film on the right hand side of the scope body and reclamp the scope you should have the cross hair more to the right side
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How to readjust a weaver mount?


Make sure the nuts are on the same side of the rifle (both on the right OR left). The clamping mechanism can vary the centering of the scope if they are on opposite sides of the mount. The other problem may be poorly drilled mounting holes on the receiver or scope mount, check these for alignment with your bore or barrel.
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