I heard today that Meade expects to ship my mount Monday. That’s a relief, as it would permit me to check its condition and basic functionality before NEAF so I can report to the Meade reps there about it (whether good news or bad news). I won’t have MUCH time, as NEAF is in three weeks and shipping will use up at least a week – but I’ll be able to do indoor tests at the very least and, if weather cooperates, get a little observatory time with it as well.
It’s been about a year since I’ve managed to do any imaging, so I think I’m just about in the mood to get back into it. I don’t expect much productivity, between the weather, short summer nights, and unfamiliar equipment but I’ll get some captures and report on them (and display them) here.
If I receive confirmation Monday, I’ll post it here.
UPDATE: No word as of Tuesday afternoon… Doesn’t necessarily mean it didn’t ship; Meade may not have notified my dealer, or my dealer may not have forwarded the info to me. I suspect that it means it didn’t ship, though.