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orion61

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Re: Considering a Meade ETX new [Re: redlinedb16a]
      #5986353 - 07/23/13 04:05 PM

Id go the Celestron 127 SLT, you never hear of problems with those.

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Brent Campbell
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Re: Considering a Meade ETX new [Re: orion61]
      #6029058 - 08/16/13 12:08 PM

I have ran into two Celestron Nexstar GT mounts, both dead. Although the GT is older than the SLT two for two really?

Look at the resource boards for the Nexstar. They aren't exactly trouble free either.

Now, the only thing I need to do is mount a synta finder shoe on my Etx 70......Wish someone had this already engineered.


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m1618
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Re: Considering a Meade ETX new [Re: redlinedb16a]
      #6030719 - 08/17/13 11:12 AM

If you live in light pollution like me, I'd stick with the ETX 90. I've had the ETX 70 and with the faster scope there's not much contrast in the view (not certain if that's the reason) and it's not going to give much magnification. It's like looking through binoculars.

ETX 90 on the other hand was impressive for planets and the moon and bright objects. Got lot more use out of the ETX 90 than my other scopes. Check youtube to see what was viewed through them.


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Re: Considering a Meade ETX [Re: m1618]
      #6031132 - 08/17/13 02:45 PM

The ETX is being fitted up with a laser pointer to show the other two scopes where to point to.....I agree the ETX 90 is a great little scope - I may get one in next years astronomy budget which is typically in the latter part of the spring.

Edited by Brent Campbell (08/17/13 02:46 PM)


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