Last updated: 4 February 2004
Subject: pick the right ETX 105 Date: 2/2/04, 15:04 From: Tomas Hekkers (firstname.lastname@example.org) after owning an ETX 90AT now since May 2003 I decided to switch it at my local dealer for an ETX 105. I am very fond of the ETX family and made great journeys through the sky last year including following and sketching Mars last summer. I can make a deal in switching the scopes at my local dealer but there is a thing that bothers me. At your site I read about some disturbing experiences with the 105. Therefore I have a few questions. 1. Is there a run 105's made by Meade that have the same flaws? 2. Can I recognize these versions anyhow, (maybe by serialnumber?) to pick out the right one? The european supplied ETXs all have UHTC (standard) and the serialnumber on the 105 I layed my eyes on is MEE 1680 (silver plate on OTA) As a pleased and autostar-spoiled ETX-user I wanna stay happy with a good new 105, please help me out, clear skies and smooth autostarjourneys, From the Netherlands best regards, Tomas J. HekkersMike here: Not that I know of.
it's done. I bought the 105 the dealer had in store. I asked him if I could run a testdrive (like buying a Ferrari..lol) and he agreed. Autostar's aligned perfectly. Now it just waiting for a clear sky. It's common under dutch astronomers that you have 6 weeks cloudy weather when you buy a new scope..... Keep up the good work, Tomas Hekkers
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