Last updated: 31 August 2004
Weasner's ETX-125EC Experiences (4/3/00)
ETX-125EC & NexStar5, Part 2 (12/20/99)
ETX-70AT, ETX-125EC, & NexStar5 (10/12/99)
Clay Sherrod's ETX-125EC Experiences (1/31/01)
"New" vs "Old" - How to Tell (11/04/03)
ETX-125EC & NexStar5 specifications (10/24/99)
Sky & Telescope ETX-125EC, NexStar5 comparison (5/26/00)
Sky & Telescope ETX-125EC review (updated) (10/21/99)
www.astrosurf.com/lombry/rapport-etx125-n5.htm Lombry's ETX-125EC, NexStar5 comparison (French) (2/13/01)
Daffron's ETX-125EC, Orion Starmax 127EQ comparison (1/12/02)
Hester's ETX-125 vs Orion Short tube 120 (10/31/03)
Subject: New Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 07:13:17 From: Mohammad Al-Kahtani (firstname.lastname@example.org) I am new and I want to buy a telescope. Do you recommend MeadeETX -125 AT. IF not please advice me one, the best you think from any brand. And I am willing to invest up to $3000 but it should be portable. In fact, I am in Saudi Arabia now, and I think we have great and beautiful sky to watch from the dessert. thanksMike here: Please read the Email Etiquette item on my ETX Site; your message was originally deleted UNREAD as SPAM due to the ambiguous subject.
Subject: ETX-125 in polar mode Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 11:16:58 From: Mikel Stoer (email@example.com) I've been using my various ETX's for a few years now but always in ALT/AZ mode. I have been playing with the idea of doing the polar align thing : ' ) which I've read up on but not done yet to (possibly) get better tracking for some photography work My ETX-125 came with a heavy plate for use in polar aligning the telescope. As I understand it this is for the 883 tripod and not for use on the 884. There-fore as I understand it I would not use this plate (when using my 884 tripod). Is this correct, or should I use the plate on the 884 tripod? It is also possible the plate mass could help steady the scope and would therefore be useful even though not required. What do you think? As always your thoughts, suggestions and concerns are a valued resource to me. Thank you MikelMike here: The plate is for the #883. The #884 shouldn't need it. I don't know if it would even fit.
Subject: Desparately seeking tube rings Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 13:48:54 From: Jay Moynihan (firstname.lastname@example.org) I need tube mounting rings (to fit dove tail plates for Orion SVP mount) for my 127mm Mak. It is a white tube etx127. That means, no tripod adaptor on bottom. The ones for the Orion 127mm Mak are to small. anyone know of any rings for a etx 125 ota? Jay Moynihan Ashland, WI U.S.A. email@example.com www.jayware.comMike here: I would assume that Losmandy (http://www.losmandy.com/) makes a set that would fit.
Subject: purchase of etx 125 opinion requeste Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 22:29:46 From: sakthivel krishnasamy (firstname.lastname@example.org) I am from India. One of my friends would like to buy a portable scope. He has and eye on etx 125. Even though there are a lot of positive sides of this scope i have heard of some negative sides like problem with collimation, image shift while focussing and the drive problems. Has these problems been rectified in the latest products? If we get a scope with problems we cannot ship it back for service. To make matters worse collimation has to be done only at the facory as the scope is sealed. What is your suggestion? Will we be able to get a scope without these problems when the scope arrives in India. And what is the guarantee that the problems will not arise after it arrives here? Sincerely SakthivelMike here: If you purchase from a reputable local dealer you should be OK. Collimation problems can occur during shipment, as can other problems. But in general you should get a satisfactory telescope. Read through the feedback pages for more info. And you can, with some patience and care, collimate the ETX yourself (see the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page) although you can easily make things worse too.
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