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!
Here are the specifics:
Canon 60D at prime focus on an 8" Meade LX200R
85 x 67 second subs
Guided by PHD (Orion ST80, Orion Starshoot guider)
Processed in Maxim DL.
Enjoy! To see the full version, click on the headline of this article and then on the picture when the full article loads. :)