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#1 SpaceNetworks

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:42 AM

I had been looking for a small scope to use at school with my history students (e.g. lessons re. Galileo, Apollo 11) that could be compactly stored in my classroom, so I recently picked up a Craigslist bargain, the Meade 277 shown here. I'm hoping to use it for daytime lunar viewing during classes (a quasi-field trip), and as a spotter since my school overlooks JPL and the Rose Bowl.

The Meade 277 has been discussed previously on CN, so I'll just comment that performance for a small, fast achromat and the built quality are excellent. I recently put the scope through some paces viewing the Moon and Saturn. Views with the included Meade MA 25mm and Meade Ortho 18mm, along with a 2x barlow, were sharp. Saturn looked beautiful in an ES 4.7mm at 64x. Chromatic aberration is negligible.

Here are previous Meade 277 threads that I found:
Meade #277 60/F5 Refractor Kit
Comparing a Meade and a Tasco

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

Yep, I still have my old 277 and the subject of the old archived thread.  It stays in my camper and comes out on non-observing outings when the moon tends to be fatter.  Those also just so happen to be the times when it performs best!

 

enjoy it! I have mine...


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