One thing we have learned in this hobby is that the mount is a setup’s most critical component. Even the finest telescope can produce poor results if it rides atop an inferior mount. Unfortunately, big, beefy mounts that offer precise guiding and carry large optical tube assemblies (OTAs) can get quite expensive. If you are looking for these features in an integrated package at an affordable price, the Meade LX850 may be for you.
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