Last updated: 9 December 2005

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:Question
Sent:	Monday, December 5, 2005 21:57:31
From:	richard seymour (
Another approach many of us use is to buy a "previously owned"
ETX90 (i did!).  This can save quite a lot of money.
Many people "trade up" and sell their ETX90's to get something bigger
(the one i bought had been traded in towards an ETX125).

Sites such as the classified ads at frequently
have UK sellers, so it's not -all- USA-centric (Although you may still
find it cheaper to ship from here).(but may get hit with VAT when it

The ETX90 and the DSX90 have the same optical assembly, only the
mount is different... the DSX90 can save some more money, too.

Stores which sell telescopes frequently have a "consignment" sales
area, too... another source of used scopes.

And you can follow the same path: try for a 4.25 inch Newtonian
(which gathers more light than the ETX90), and later trade -it- in
towards your next stepping-stone.. which may be an ETX90.

good luck

Subject:	Etx90:Question
Sent:	Sunday, December 4, 2005 12:32:12
From: (
Hello. My name is Joseph Guy, and I am 13. I go to your site at least
every day and take a look at the etx 90 experiences. For christmas, I
had the notion of getting it...and before you say anything...I have had
the chance to use lots of scopes, some many times bigger and better than
the etx 90...and I could use them with ease. I have been to astronomy
lectures, and I was the youngest there, sorry for bragging. Now, because
I went, I actually got to meet an astronaut and got to use a HUGE
telescope in an observatory. But the lecturer ,made it worth while, as
he brought in his etx 90. I was so pleased he did this, because I heard
many good things about meade, but never did I have the chance to use
meade instruments. For the first time, I managed to see many glorious
sights. I asked him how much...But when I heard how much... My hopes
shattered. I asked my dad could he afford it for xmas. He has been
trying so hard to get it, but I feel very guilty about this, because my
brother and sisters may not get much this xmas. I will ask him not to
buy this year but try next year, but you sister is going to
universisy, which will cost a bundle, and my dad might never get it. I
know many thing as to how this telescope works, and im a bit of an
expert (again, bragging) I would like to ask a question:
Would you recommend it or im a just a cheeky brat!
P.s Keep up the good work on your site
Joseph Guy, aged 13     Northern Ireland, Armagh
Mike here: Please read the Email Etiquette item on the ETX Home Page; your message was originally DELETED UNREAD as SPAM due to the missing subject entry. Thanks for understanding.
Nothing wrong with choosing an ETX-90, especially since you have already experienced one!

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