Meade reorganization update
- Per <http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/10819876.html>:
"... This week more details of Meade's plans became available. In an
" e-mail response to questions posed by Sky & Telescope, Muellner
" said that all high-end manufacturing will be moving to the company's
" international partners.
" During this transition the production of some telescopes will be
" temporarily suspended, and a few other models will be discontinued.
" Meade said it anticipates no interruption of its popular 8-, 10-,
" and 12-inch LX200R telescopes as well as its 8-inch LX90GPS
" Schmidt-Cassegrain reflectors. The 10- and 12-inch LX90GPS models
" will remain in production to fill existing orders and then be
" suspended until Spring 2008. Likewise, existing orders for 14- and
" 16-inch LX200R telescopes will be filled, and then production will
" be halted until the second half of 2008 except for the
" fork-mounted 14-inch, which will be suspended indefinitely. The
" company's heavy-duty MAX Mount, and all sizes of its fork-mounted
" RCX400 telescopes, will also be suspended indefinitely. The only
" instruments to be discontinued outright are the Calcium-K
" (ultraviolet) models in the company's Coronado line of solar
" telescopes and filters.