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Meade ETX-90RA OTA Sold!

Price - $65.00

Ad Number: 130875

Posted: 06 Mar 2018

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I bought this at Stellafane 2016 with a fork mount and the stock 8x21 finder. Unfortunately, the fork's electronics were dead and the finder was losing its anodization and worked poorly anyway, so those are gone now. The bracket for the finder was broken and had rusty screws, so it's gone too. There's no cap for the front - I bought one but it's too big and looks ridiculous.

The OTA had a case of "sliding baffle syndrome" which I fixed, as well as some fungus on the corrector. The corrector fungus is pretty much gone now except for right around the retaining ring, but there are still a few spots on the corrector. They don't look great but I have never noticed an impact on brightness/sharpness. The anodization on the OTA is a little worn - the parts where the fork arms covered are a deeper purple than the rest of the OTA - but it still looks great.

Optically, this scope is fantastic. I've seen some albedo features on Mars, 3 bands on Saturn as well as its shadow on the rings, and split many close double stars with it. It easily holds its own against a Questar. There's some image shift, but it's not that bad. I've flocked the inside of the OTA with ScopeStuff flocking, as well.

$65 + PayPal + shipping. CONUS only. Thanks for looking!


  • Condition Cosmetically challenged but works great
  • Location Connecticut

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