(*SOLD*) Perfect upgrade for an LX10 or other 8" SCT, or a great 'project' mount for wide field astrophotography. Or, upgrade your non-Magellan LX50 and have a full set of spares!
I've had tons of fun with my LX50 and Magellan II, but now I've got the bug for long-exposure astrophotography and I've switched the OTA to an LX200 mount so I can control the scope with a laptop.
The LX50 mount is great for short-exposure work (Moon, planets, and the brighter DSOs). Because of the inevitable periodic error, you'll need an off-axis or auto-guider for exposures longer than a couple of minutes.
The Magellan II digital setting circles will guide you to thousands of deep sky objects with pinpoint accuracy when properly polar-aligned. This one has been upgraded to software version 2.5, but it's the version that still allows you to control the frequency (essential for perfect tracking).
I have modified the LX50's original power input to a robust automotive 12v plug (see picture) and eliminated the AA battery holder (you can't run the Magellan II on AAs anyway). I also bypassed the stock power input socket -- it's still there, but not functional. I did this because the original power setup was prone to sudden 'resets'. The current (pardon the pun) setup has never failed me in two years of operation.
Included: the LX50 mount, set of OTA mounting screws, Magellan II handheld computer, dec motor cord, and manuals. First $500 or best offer within the week takes it. Buyer pays shipping. PayPal (you pay the fee if you use a credit card), check (~10 days to clear) or cashier's check accepted. Please check my [auction service] feedback under 'slattts'. Please email or call with any questions. Sold 'as is'. Thanks for looking!
** ADDED INFO: The original (non-Magellan) hand paddle is also included in the price.