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Meade Lightbridge 12” dob

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gfletcher

Hi guys

what is your opinion of the Meade Lightbridge 12” dob.

Also can anyone give me an indication of what a sensible secondhand price maybe . Approx age 2 to 3 years.

thanks

Graham

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Doc

Well I've had the 16" Lightbridge in the past and it needed some mods to make it brilliant, but once done it was a great scope. I've also had a 12" 300P dob which I paid £800 three years ago for so I would estimate a 12" Lightbridge would be around the £500 mark.

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gfletcher

Thanks Doc

you mention mods that you made, what may these mods have been?

 

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Brantuk

Strengthen the rocker box, add az setting circle and wixey angle guage for alt. Flock the tube and top box, add bob's knobs for the secondary mirror. Add a potentiometer to control the fan, levelling feet, and secondary heater. Needs a few extra mirror box weights to get it balanced in alt, plus stronger center pin for the az. Add an RAF and/or a Telrad finder, and either tweak or replace the focuser. Also needs a shroud for best results and wheelbarrow mod for wheels and handles. I actually built a whole new rocker box for mine - there's a thread in the DIY section with all the pics. Hth 🙂

(I'm sure I missed something lol)

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pscm

I own one and did everything stated.  Makes it decent.

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gfletcher

Thanks for that . Hadn’t seen that.  Does £500 seem reasonable?

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