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#1 moynihan

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Back cover of latest S&T has an ad for a "new" "improved" ETX 90 (with trpod and case) and, cheaper? :shocked:

#2 jgraham

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:33 PM

Well, the major improvement looks like the lower cost. It looks like they placed the ETX-90 telescope on a slightly modified ETX-60/70/80 mount. (If I recall right the ETX-60/70/80 mount was configured to run on 9VDC though it could really run on 12VDC). This model also comes with the #884 tripod, which is really nice, and the #497 controller. I'd say that at $399 this is a good value.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

It might be a good buy at $399 ... but, it still has that "UGLY" paint job. At least you can't see it in the dark! ;)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

I'd say that at $399 this is a good value.


I think the portable observatory version has even better value since for $70 more ($469) you get the added hard case and the 9.7mm Plossl.

#5 SteveNH

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

+1 :waytogo:
Having the hard case for my ETX 90 is what it's all about, especially for the transport-ability.






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