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2-Pound Azimuth Battery Compartment Bias Weight for meade SCT and ACF Scopes

The prime reason for Meade's big SCTs being equatorially mounted is to facilitate astrophotography. In the equatorial mode, these scopes will not track with precision unless the drive gears are positively engaged. This flexible lead weight fits into the battery compartment in the scope's left fork arm, causing the scope to tend to rotate to the east. Since the scope is slowly tracking to the west, the drive gears are positively engaged. The image to the right shows the flexible weight installed into the battery compartment before the cover has been replaced.


Our price: $19.99 (€17.39)
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Eye Opener

An EyeOpener enhances the performance of long focal length 2" eyepieces on Meade 10”, 12" and 14” Schmidt-Cassegrain and Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes by increasing the eyepiece optical path size as much as 65%.  2" eyepieces are "where it's at".  Get all of the eyepiece aperture that you paid for while enjoying the full benefit of 2" eyepieces.


Our price: $74.99 (€65.24)
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EyeOpenerâ„¢ 2-Inch Tube Adapter

This adapter allows the attachment of anything with a 2" tube (such as a standard 2" diagonal) to be attached directly to your Meade SCT without using the microfocuser.  By doing so, you significantly shorten the optical train, improving backfocus while permitting accessories to clear the scope base - allowing telescope use at 90° declination.  As with the EyeOpener, the adapter retains a full and unrestricted 2" diameter optical path.


Our price: $49.99 (€43.49)
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EZ Balanceâ„¢ On-Axis Counterweight

 Some SCTs are very nose heavy when equipped with a dew shield, and this is the situation that the EZ Balance is designed to correct.  This simple but unique 3.3 pound counterweight has a thin flange that fits between the telescope backplate and the EyeOpener (or the manufacturer's supplied visual back).  It fits all 10" through 14" Meade and Celestron SCTs, from early models to current versions.  It does not fit the RCX series scopes.  And it does not fit 8" scopes.


Our price: $41.99 (€36.53)
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EZ Clutch

This upgrade kit modifies the declination clutch system on Meade LX200ACF, LX200GPS LX200R, LX400 ACF, RCX400 and LX90  families of telescopes. When installed, lightly tightening the clutch knob with two fingers is all that is required to hold even the most unbalanced scope firmly in position.


Our price: $29.99 (€26.09)
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EZ Focus

This precision bearing kit virtually eliminates focuser backlash in all Meade SCTs 7" or larger. This kit is intended for use with all Meade 7" through 12" and all 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes - including the LX200GPS, the LX200 Classic, the LX90, the LX50 and the LX10. It will remove most of the backlash in Meade's focusing system and consistently provides a light precise feel to the focuser knob.


Our price: $29.99 (€26.09)
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Get-A-Grip Handles

Ergonomic lift handles that will make your LX200GPS feel many pounds lighter.


Our price: $72.99 (€63.50)
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Mounting Assistant

The Mounting Assistant is a super-compact 8-1/2" X 10-1/4" mounting plate designed to simplify attachment of Meade's LX400ACF, LX200ACF, LX200R, LX200GPS, RCX400, LX200 Classic and LX90 telescopes being used in the Alt-azimuth mode with Meade's Standard Field Tripod, Giant Field Tripod or Ultra Stable Tripod. It fits the 7" MCT as well as the 8", 10", 12" and 14" RCX and SCT.


Our price: $79.99 (€69.59)
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