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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 http://www.astromart.com 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 arrives). 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 --dick
Subject: Etx90:Question Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2005 12:32:12 From: Hedwig10@aol.com (Hedwig10@aol.com) 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 see..my 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, ArmaghMike 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.
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