New ETX 90`s for $399
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:20 PM
How well constructed are they, and do they have plastic or metal gears.
Are they any good for any astrophotography ? and would any piggyback photography using say a 100mm lens to take 1 to 2 minute images be doable. ?
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:06 PM
For visual I give the ETX line two big thumbs up and at $399 the new ETX-90 looks like a good value. But for imaging... no, not unless you were interested in experimenting and pushing the edge of what you can do with simple equipment. The only exception would be for wide field imaging of the moon. I've done that with my DSX-90, which is a ETX-90 telescope on a DS-2000 mount. For that it works fairly well.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:28 PM
I just dont want to spend $700-1000 on something like a Astrotrak or Vixen Polarie.
Looking for something portable and quick to set up that will allow 1-2 minute shots with a 100mm lens.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:50 PM
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:25 AM
I remember many years ago I observed for ETX 90 .. of the first to hit the market ..
The image of Saturn splendid fur ..
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:20 AM