Last updated: 17 August 2008

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:	re: ETX90
Sent:	Wednesday, August 13, 2008 20:59:46
From:	richard seymour (
My very first Autostar target with my ETX90 was the Ring Nebula.

It was superb.  Then i slipped in the Barlow and it was better.

have fun


From:	mark morris (
Thanks - will be getting an ETX90 for Autumn then (there are some good
deals over in the UK at present on scopes and should be able to buy ETX
and get some extras thrown in (ie eyepieces) - could you recommend 3 or
4 eyepiece sizes for the ETX90 I should go for (apart from a barlow)

Many Thanks again & Best Wishes
Mark Morris
ps you may want to check out our website
Mike here: Eyepiece tips and info on the Helpful Information: Buyer/New User Tips page as well as the Accessory Reviews: Eyepieces page.
Subject:	How do I use the Meade EXT
Sent:	Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:51:39
From:	Paul Marshall (
I just purchased a Meade EXT telescope. I believe it is an old model as
it does not have a suffix like AC or EC, just EXT. I'm brand new to
astronomy and don't even know how to set it up. Is there an instruction
manual out there? If so, where can I get one?
Paul Marshall
Mike here: See the item "Q. Where do I find manuals online?" on the FAQ page on my ETX Site. Meade has the manual for the "ETX Astro Telescope" on their web site (linked from my ETX FAQ page).
Subject:	etx90
Sent:	Sunday, August 10, 2008 12:48:15
From:	mark morris (
Hope you don't mind me asking a quickie. As a novice I like the ETX90
but people have said it won't be powerful enough to see anything other
than the planets. Will I be able to see anything deep space wise with
this scope (using barlow etc) as a casual user I like its portability
and cost but want to be able to see things like the ring nebula (if even
only faintly)

Sorry to ask you direct but couldn,t find a specific answer to these
questions on you great website.
Best Wishes
Mark Morris (UK)
Mike here: As you can read from the many ETX-90 User Observations (on the Helpful Information: User Observations page as well as my SCAE 2008 presentation on the Helpful Information: Tutorials page, the ETX-90 can be used to see many DSOs. It can definitely be used for more than planets.

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