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Ordering EXT125 AT UHTC

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#1 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:42 AM

New Member/Poster; I will appreciate comments, concern, criticisms, etc, on the following:

Meade EXT – 125AT with UHTC coatings, Autostar, #884 Tripod/Case
and 26 mm Plossel 1090

Case for scope and eyepieces/filters. 160

Barlow: Celestron 90

13.8 Superwide angle eyepiece 140
45 degree for terrestrial viewing 50


Nebula filter 90
Sun filter 75
Moon Filter 20
Rigel Finder 40
Dew Shield-Astrozap 30

Table Tripod 60
Electric focus 120
Steady Pix Camera Mount 40
# 541 AC Adaptor


3607 Car Plug


Seven Wonders BinoViewer: Anybody had any experience since the 8/00 reviews in Weasner?

Dark Skies,

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#2 jrcrilly

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:29 AM

Thye list looks pretty good; I especially like the 13.8mm SWA. Regarding the binoviewer: I (and many other CN denizens) have experience with more mainstream units, such as Siebert, Denkmeier, and Tele Vue. I'm not familiar with the unit to which you refer. I'd be very concerned about the fixed interocular distance based on my experiences.

For an economy unit I can recommend the Siebert Black Night at around $300.

#3 StarWars

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 03:09 AM



Another telescope option without the AutoStar would be the Star Max 127 for $569.

http://www.telescope...erID=320



Solar filters made with high quality hand select glass coating.

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#4 rob cos.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:49 AM

Unless you really need Autostar, I can't see spending 1000 bucks when the Starmax has comparable optics...just an opinion..I've had the ETX and I wasn't impressed with anything EXCEPT the optics. So the ETX is out and the Starmax is on the way in...


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