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macastronomer
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    Your right, or at least closer than I thought. The Orion 12" is 86.5 lbs, the Meade is 80 lbs.

    I'm still a bit peeved about a couple things on my lightbridge that Meade has since fixed. Those of us who bought early suffer. I already upgraded the springs and bottom knobs, but one thing that irks me is where they put the jack for the fan batteries. It's right next to one of the collimation knobs. So close that in certain positions (lately, when it's well collimated) the knob blocks the jack and I can't plug in the batteries without de-collimating the mirror. One of these days I'll fix that.