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Last updated: 9 August 2007

This page is for user comments and information specific to the Meade ETX-90RA (originally known as the "ETX Astro"), the ETX-90EC, and the ETX-90AT. Comments on accessories and feedback items appropriate to other ETX and DS models are posted on other pages. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.


Subject:	ETX 90 Premier Edition
Sent:	Monday, August 6, 2007 21:53:02
From:	Patrick Rodriquez (patdi@sti.net)
I am a beginner and there is much I need to learn. I set up the
telescope and so far my viewing has been no better then using a pair of
binoculars. I have a 26 mm, 32 mm, 12.4 mm and a 6.4 mm lens. I just
cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Do you have any tips. Thanks
Patrick
Mike here: What objects have you been looking at? Remember that stars won't magnify so they will appear as pinpoints of light just like when looking at them with binoculars. But the Moon, some planets, and many deep sky objects should be nicely viewed with the ETX-90. Keep in mind that many deep sky objects will appear as "faint fuzzy objects" to your eye. For more on what you can see with the ETX-90, see my ETX-90 reports on the Helpful Information: Buyer/New User Tips page as well as reports from other users on the Helpful Information: User Observations page.

And:

Thank you Mile. I have been trying to view stars. I really do have a lot
to learn. Thank you for being there to help out... I will go and check
out the site. The moon it is until I learn more. Patrick

Subject:	[none]
Sent:	Sunday, August 5, 2007 18:06:12
From:	eric charity (charity523@hotmail.com)
HAVE A QUESTION  THERE IS A GUY THATS SELLING A EXT 90 HE SAID HE BOUGHT
IT 8 YEARS AGO HE SAYS IT HAS BATTERY OPERATED TRACKING  BUT YOU CAN NOT
HOOK UP AUTO STAR TO THIS MODEL, BUT ACCORDING TO MEADE YOU CAN INSTALL
AUTO STAR ON ALL EXT MODELS CAN YOU HELP ME OUT HERE THANKS HERE IS THE
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                  Meade ETX 90 Telescope/Spotting Scope, 3 lens, 4
filters, 45 degree prim, Len doubler, carrying case, Tripod with case,
Manual & guide book, Star navigator. Battery operating tracking. Also
have: A Minolta camera adapter, Minolta XG-M 35 mm camera, Minolta auto
200X & Nikon Speedlight SB-23 flash unit, Vivitar 70-150 zoom Len,
Vivitar 70-210 zoom Len, Vivitar 70-150mm 2X multiplier, Minolta M-1
power winder , Tripod stand * flash cable. All pieces have cases. The
ETX is in mint condition with very little uses. Have over $1,100.00
invested in it. The Minolta camera & attachments is older and is in mint
condition. Over $1,000.00 invested
Mike here: I just discovered that your email had been deleted UNREAD as SPAM due to the missing Subject entry. Please read the Email Etiquette item on the ETX Site home page to avoid this happening in the future; thanks for understanding.
This is the original ETX model, now known as the ETX-90RA. You can not attach the AutoStar to this model.

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