After inadvertently seriously disabling my Meade 8" LX200R last night out (necessitating these repairs), I set out tonight to prove that my repair work is solid.
Having been disassembled, the scope was completely out of collimation and out of alignment. After some star collimation and alignment work, I slewed to the Veil Nebula and started shooting.
This was the final result, and is good enough to certify the repair. It's great to be back in business!