Last updated: 25 September 2003
This page is for user comments and information specific to the new Meade ETX-105EC and ETX-105AT. Comments on accessories and feedback items appropriate to other ETX 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:	questions
Sent:	Monday, September 22, 2003 23:42:37
From: (Jean Noel Coumanne)
je viens d'acqurir un ETX 105 . sur le tube figure la mention:"Meade
quality assurance document""Final inspection by 738" cela signifie-t-il
que je ne dois pas vrifier la collimation?

le "electric focuser #1244" fonctionne-t-il bien avec un ETX 105 car la
mise au point manuelle exige que l'on branle le tube du tlescope.

merci dj,
Mike here: Please read the Email Etiquette page; your email was almost deleted UNREAD as SPAM.
Your telescope may be collimated. Unless it was damaged in shipment. Do a "star test" to check. As to a focuser, I couldn't get a good translation of your question. Could you rephrase it?
Subject:	Tripod #882 for ETX 105
Sent:	Wednesday, September 17, 2003 13:45:22
From: (Lorenzo Vernazza)
I'm usimg my etx 105 with satisfaction, but now I would like to buy a

Unfortunately the Meade #884 is too expensive: do you know if it is
possible to use the cheaper #882 (even if it is for etx 70)?

Surely it will be is less steady, but I don't use my telescope for

Thanks a lot.

Clear skies
Lorenzo Vernazza
Mike here: You could use it for awhile, that is until the weight and size of the larger telescope create a situation where the tripod will fall over and bust your telescope. Recommendation: don't.
Subject:	ETX 105 EC question
Sent:	Sunday, September 7, 2003 09:19:28
From: (Peter Graves)
Hi.I'm a new potential user, and have an oppty to purchase the above. Is
it possible to upgrade this to an AT controller such as the #497 without
much difficulty

Regards and thanks

Mike here: You just plug in the Autostar #497, select the telescope model, do a CALIBRATE and TRAIN DRIVES, and you are ready to go.
Subject:	ETX-105EC UHTC
Sent:	Thursday, September 4, 2003 17:27:26
From: (skyray60)
As a confirmed Celestron user, I was pleasantly surprised to hear no
abnormal noises coming from the new ETX105 I purchased as my traveling
scope.  It came with the Autostar and Tripod as advertised and initial
setup was easier than I had imagined.  Of course, the image brightness
is of no comparison to the C11, but for what it is, the Mak has great
optics on bright objects like the moon and larger planets.  The Autostar
is easy to use and seems to place objects in the eyepiece FOV readily,
especially when the tripod is leveled prior to the two star alignment.  
I have a friend that uses the ETX and his makes some noises that make
you cringe when tracking, kind of like a coffee grinder on a bad day. 
This new ETX is much more quiet and seems to have a quality appeal to

Overall, I am impressed.   Ray Stinson

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