Meade 12” Questions

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I stumbled on a guy that was selling an old Meade 12” SCT. His mother had just passed and this was her telescope. It’s in beautiful condition and was pretty complete. The vintage appears to be late 80’s as it just has the base motor drive, no hand held. I have an 8” Meade SCT I purchased new in 1988 and this looks like a replica of it, only larger. The price was a give away so I picked it up. Is there a way to convert this to a modern handheld controller? Are there any updates anyone would recommend? I purchased an enhanced coated 2” diagonal for it as my plan for this scope is mostly deep sky. The fork mount is not as robust as the lx200 version and it doesn’t have the heavy duty field tripod but for mostly visual I’m hoping it won’t be a big deal.
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Meade 8” 2080 Schmidt-Cassegrain
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You should email Meade Tech, they will be able to answer your question about the different HC compatibility.
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I’ll try to give them a call. Thanks for the suggestion.
My Optical Obsession:
Jason 313 60mm Equatorial refractor
Sears 4454 80mm Equatorial refractor
Sears 6339 76mm Equatorial refractor
Celestron VX6 152mm Equatorial refractor
Celestron C90 “Orange tube” spotting scope
Celestron C5 "Orange tube" Schmidt-Cassegrain
Celestron C8 “Orange tube” Schmidt-Cassegrain
Celestron C11 “Orange tube” Schmidt-Cassegrain
Criterion/Bausch&Lomb 4000
Criterion Dynamax 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Meade 8” 2080 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Meade 10” 2120 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Meade 12” LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Jason 35mm 7-15X Binoculars; Celestron 25x100mm Binoculars; Nikon D7200 digital camera
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