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Meade LX200 Instruction Manual
 7" Maksutov-Cassegrain, 8", 10", and 12" LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
  1. Introducing the Meade LX200
    1. What Is the LX200? An Overview
      1. Heavy Duty Mounts with 9-speed Dual Axis Electronics
      2. Built-in 64,359 Object Library
      3. Altazimuth Mode Operation
      4. Terrestrial Operation
      5. Keypad and Power Panel Functions
    2. Standard Equipment
      1. 7" Model LX200
      2. 8" Model LX200
      3. 10" Model LX200
      4. 12" Model LX200
  2. Unpacking and Inspection
    1. What You Should Have
    2. Please Look Everything Over
    3. Inspecting the Optics: Note on the "Flashlight" Test
    4. Caution: All LX200 Owners
    5. Caution: 10" and 12" LX200 Owners
  3. Telescope Assembly
    1. The Field Tripod (7", 8", 10", and 12" LX200 Models)
    2. Mounting the Viewfinder (7", 8", 10", and 12" LX200 Models)
      1. Attaching the Viewfinder
      2. Focusing the Viewfinder
      3. Collimating the Viewfinder
    3. Attaching the Diagonal Prism and Eyepiece
    4. Checking the Collimation of the Optics
    5. 12" Tube Swing-Through Limit
    6. 7" Tube Swing-Through Limit
    7. Maksutov Fan
  4. Quick Start
    1. Using the LX200 Manually
    2. Using the LX200 in Land
    3. Using the LX200 in Altazimuth (ALTAZ)
      1. Entering Basic Information
        1. Latitude and Longitude of Observing Site
        2. Local Time and Date
      2. Setting Up the Telescope
      3. Using the Telescope
        1. The MODE Key
        2. Library Object Keys
        3. Daytime Slewing
  5. The LX200 Keypad Hand Controller
    1. Enter Key
    2. Mode Key
    3. Go To Key
    4. Direction Keys
    5. Speed Keys SLEW, FIND, CENTER, and GUIDE)
    6. RET Key
    7. FOCUS Key
    8. MAP Key
    9. Object Keys (M, STAR, and CNGC)
    10. PREV and NEXT Keys
  6. The LX200 Power Panel
    1. ON/ OFF Switch
    2. N/S Switch
    3. Ammeter
    4. DEC Motor Connector
    5. CCD Connector
    6. Power 12vDC Connector
    7. Keypad Connector
    8. Reticle Connector
    9. Focuser Connector
    10. RS-232 Connector
    11. Aux Connector
  7. Mode Functions
    1. Mode One: TELESCOPE/ OBJECT LIBRARY
      1. TELESCOPE Menu File:
        1. SITE
        2. ALIGN
          1. ALTAZ
            1. 1-Star with Known SITE
            2. 2-Star at Known SITE
            3. Unknown SITE
            4. Which Alignment Method to Use?
          2. POLAR
          3. Refined Polar Alignment
          4. The Permanently Mounted, Polar Aligned LX200
          5. LAND
        3. SMART
        4. 12/24 HR
        5. HELP I
        6. REVERSE NS
        7. REVERSE EW:
        8. BALANCE
        9. HP (High-Precision Pointing)
          1. LX200 Pointing Accuracy
          2. Using HP
        10. SLEW RATE
        11. DEC. BACKLASH COMPENSATION
      2. OBJECT LIBRARY Menu File:
        1. OBJECT INFO
        2. START FIND
        3. FIELD
        4. PARAMETERS
          1. TYPE GPDCO
          2. BETTER
          3. HIGHER
          4. LARGER
          5. SMALLER
          6. BRIGHTER
          7. FAINTER
          8. RADIUS
    2. Mode Two: Coordinates/ Go To
      1. Coordinates Menu File
      2. Go To Menu Option
      3. Slew to ALTAZ Coordinates
    3. Mode Three: Clock/ Calendar
    4. Mode Four: TIMER/ FREQ
      1. TIMER = Menu Option
      2. FREQ = Menu File
    5. Mode Five: Keypad Off/ Brightness Adjust
  8. Magnification and Field of View
    1. Magnifications
    2. Apparent Field and Actual Field

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