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8" LX10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Instruction Manual
 Meade 8" LX10
  1. Introducing the Meade 8" LX10
    1. Parts Listing and Assembly
      1. Overview
      2. Unpacking and Inspection
      3. User Supplied Materials
      4. Assembly Instructions
        1. Setting Up the Optional Field Tripod
        2. Assembly and Mounting of the Equatorial Wedge
        3. Mounting the LX10 on the Equatorial Wedge
        4. Attaching the Eyepiece Holder, Diagonal Prism, and Eyepiece
        5. Mounting the Viewfinder
        6. Powering the Telescope for Motor Drive Operation
        7. North/South Orientation of the Electric Motor Drive

  2. First Observations
    1. Telescope Controls
    2. Magnifications
    3. The Viewfinder
      1. Focusing the Viewfinder
      2. Alignment of the Viewfinder
      3. Using the Viewfinder
    4. Equatorial Wedge
    5. Keypad Hand Controller

  3. Astronomical Observing
    1. Celestial Coordinates: Declination and Right Ascension
    2. Polar Alignment
    3. Precise Polar Alignment
    4. How to Locate Objects in the Night Sky
    5. Setting Circles
    6. Observing Tips
    7. Using the LX10 for Astrophotography
    8. Terrestrial Observing

  4. Telescope Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Servicing
    1. Collimation (Alignment) of the Optical System
    2. Inspecting the Optics
    3. Adjusting the Right Ascension Lock
    4. Adjusting the Declination Lock
    5. Gauging the Movement of the Telescope
    6. Proper Storage and Transport of the LX10
    7. Contacting Customer Service

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