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#1 scott m

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:48 PM

I clicked on a Celestron add and it took me to their website where I found this Celestron Spring Clearance and this AstroMaster 90 seems like a pretty good buy to me.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

If I had $160.00 laying around I would be all over that. I am really not into long focus refractors but at that price I really don't think that you could go wrong, and I would get one just because.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

A 90mm is s very good sizr refractor to start the Astro-master eq mounts are not the best but its ok. Celestron could have done a bit better on here but ohh well its a good price point.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

I am pretty sure the celestron EQ and AZ has a plastic focuser, I have a meade 90mm with a plastic focuser and it has a little slop the farther out you draw the draw tube out. Whats the shipping on it? Take a look at this Link. It has a metal focuser and looks better built. Only $170.00 with free shipping. If I remember right you get 2.5 percent off for being a CN member. I ordered mine today!
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:12 PM

I am pretty sure the celestron EQ and AZ has a plastic focuser, I have a meade 90mm with a plastic focuser and it has a little slop the farther out you draw the draw tube out. Whats the shipping on it? Take a look at this Link. It has a metal focuser and looks better built. Only $170.00 with free shipping. If I remember right you get 2.5 percent off for being a CN member. I ordered mine today!
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I've been eye-balling that one too.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:16 PM

i have the 70AZ and its really good for a very quick peek at planets and brighter open clusters






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