Last updated: 22 September 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:	Meade EPX 90 Advice please
Sent:	Tuesday, September 20, 2005 14:59:10
From:	Kevin Motherway (
I'm looking to get into astronomy, but I'd also like to get some nature
watching done.  There's a goo offer on e-bay UK (I'm in Ireland) for a
EPX 90,  with not PE or AST after the spec, just "EPX90"

Can you recomend this as a good first scope for astronomy and for
general use or am I missing something.

Thanks for your time

Mike here: First off, if the eBay item is advertised as an "EPX" I'd avoid it; the seller either doesn't know what they have or they are possibly misrepresenting it. Or they just made a typo; but you should confirm that. As to just getting the spotting scope version, that will be fine for terrestrial use. But for astronomical use you will need to get a mount intended for astronomical use, including possibly "clock drives" to track the sky motion.
Subject:	details of the dismantleing of etx90
Sent:	Tuesday, September 6, 2005 17:49:51
From:	Peter Spiessberger (
I was wondering if you could help me I am after some photos of the
inside of the etx90ec mainly the RA section I read an article

In your tech tips about a trust bearing mod which has taken the RA play
out  and sounded very successful and was wondering if this could be
performed on

The etx90 I have access to theses bearings in all sorts sizes .

But before I take a look I just want to know what is the best way to
disassemble the RA section and I thought maybe you would know of a site
or have some images of this thanks for listening Mike and what a great
website you have would be lost without it


Mike here: There are several articles on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page, some with photos. I don't recall which ones specifically have the photos.

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