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moynihan
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a new, improved, ETX 90?
      #5450316 - 10/01/12 03:03 PM

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

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jgraham
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Re: a new, improved, ETX 90? new [Re: moynihan]
      #5450699 - 10/01/12 07:33 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.

Edited by jgraham (10/01/12 07:36 PM)


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*skyguy*
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Re: a new, improved, ETX 90? new [Re: jgraham]
      #5451662 - 10/02/12 10:43 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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scopeboy42
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Re: a new, improved, ETX 90? new [Re: jgraham]
      #5462292 - 10/09/12 03:00 PM

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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.


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SteveNH
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Re: a new, improved, ETX 90? new [Re: scopeboy42]
      #5467036 - 10/12/12 04:34 PM

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


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