Last updated: 23 May 2004
Weasner's ETX-125EC Experiences (4/3/00)
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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)
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Daffron's ETX-125EC, Orion Starmax 127EQ comparison (1/12/02)
Hester's ETX-125 vs Orion Short tube 120 (10/31/03)
Subject: Question about Meade ETX-125? Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 22:32:20 From: "Bill VanOrden" (email@example.com) I have had a 10" LX50 for about 4 years I just got the ETX125 about a week ago. The LX50 will be used a fair bit less, I can feel it! :<) The image quality of the Maksutov design is inherently better than the SCT. We got to try it out under some fairly dark but slightly hazy skies last Saturday night and the Thursday before in our driveway. Deep sky objects were very pleasing, especially the open and globular clusters. Planetary views are awesome!! I didn't get to chase too many galaxies or nebula but suspect the views would be good if they are not tiny little fuzzie things. I am anxious to view the Swan, Trifid and Orion nebulae as well as M46 with its cool planetary embedded in the middle. I hardly think you would be disappointed with the ETX125 and I would have no reservations about recommending this scope. Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden)
Subject: Question about Meade ETX-125? Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 06:13:48 From: "Larry Hart" (firstname.lastname@example.org) First, I would like to say thank you for such a wonder and informing site about the ETX scopes. However, I cannot find the answer to the questions that I have. I am considering purchasing an ETX-125. I currently use a 10" f/4.7 Reflector which is great for DSOs. But I'm looking for something smaller for those moonlit nights when it is better for planetary and lunar observation and lugging an ETX-125 would be much easier than lugging my 10" around. I've heard that the ETX-125 can produce razor-sharp images of the planets and the moon at high powers, even out-perfroming medium sized reflectors with low focal ratios like my 10". However, I think that I'm the only person in Southeastern Kentucky that owns a telescope, so I don't have the option of trying out an ETX-125 for myself. In your opinion, do you think that the ETX-125 can produce planetary and lunar images that would rival or outperform an average 'well-collimated' 10" reflector with a low focal ratio? (I know that is a difficult question to ask considering that no telescope is the same.) If so, I think that I would find the ETX-125 a great investment. If not, I do not want to waste my money on something that I will be disappointed with and would not use. I really appreciate your website and it's info. Thanks in advance for the answer. SteveMike here: The optics of the ETX Maksutov-Cassegrain models are really superb. They do rival that in some larger telescopes. Whether it will meet your expectations, only you can determine. But you might want to read through the User Observations page for some actual reports.
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