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Meade LX50 Schmidt-Cassegrain Instruction Manual
 8" and 10" LX50 Schmidt-Cassegrains
  1. INTRODUCING THE MEADE LX50
    1. What is the LX50? An overview
    2. Standard Equipment

  2. UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
    1. Please Look Everything Over
    2. Inspecting the Optics: Note on the "Flashlight" Test
    3. Caution: 10" LX50 Owners

  3. TELESCOPE ASSEMBLY
    1. The Field Tripod (7", 8", and 10" LX50 Models)
    2. Equatorial Wedge
      1. Azimuth Control
      2. Equatorial Wedge (For 10" LX50)
    3. Superwedge (For 10" LX50 with Superwedge)
      1. Magnetic Compass (for 10" Superwedge)
        1. Setting Magnetic Declination
        2. Compass Installation
        3. Finding True North
    4. Mounting the Telescope On the Wedge (7", 8", and 10" LX50 Models)
    5. Mounting the Viewfinder
    6. Attaching the Diagonal Prism and Eyepiece
    7. Checking the Collimation of the Optics
    8. 7" Tube Swing-Through Limit
    9. Maksutov Fan

  4. THE LX50 KEYPAD HAND CONTROLLER
    1. LX50 Self Diagnostic Test
    2. LX50 Hand Controller Normal Operation
    3. LX50 Hand Controller Special Function Menu
      1. Northern/Southern Hemisphere Operation (32x LED)
      2. Reversing the N / S Button Direction
      3. Reversing the E / W Button Direction
      4. Changing the Tracking Rate
      5. Exiting the Special Function Menu

  5. THE LX50 POWER PANEL
    1. ON/ OFF Switch
    2. DEC Motor Connector
    3. CCD Connector
    4. Power 12vDC Connector
    5. Handbox Connector
    6. Aux Connector
    7. Battery Compartment

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