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Last updated: 16 June 2013

This page is for user comments and information specific to the Meade ETX-90RA (originally known as the "ETX Astro"). Comments on accessories and feedback items appropriate to other ETX, DSX, 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 for posting. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message per the Site Email Etiquette. Thanks. Remember, tips described on this site may invalidate the warranty on your telescope or accessories. Neither the submitter nor myself are responsible for any damage caused by using any contributed tips.

Subject:	ETX90RA
Sent:	Wednesday, June 12, 2013 20:31:19
From:	Bert Denovan (
I finally found someone willing to sell their ETX90RA and he tells me
that it still has the packing box that it came in.  I have yet to close
the deal which seems to be a foregone conclusion, but now I can't find
anyone anywhere who has or knows where to get a mount for it.  Any
ideas? Bert Western Australia.
Mike here: The Meade #884 tripod "should" work, although there was a report years ago that the said someone had a #884 that didn't fit the screw holes in the ETX-90RA base. I haven't tried mine #884 with my ETX-90RA (it is mounted on a #883 tripod). There are some mount tips on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page and the Accessories Reviews: Tripods page; those that are earlier than 1999 will certainly be applicable to the ETX-90RA.


Thanks, Mike.  The problem I have is finding an #884 or #883 tripod anywhere.
Mike here: Have you checked BinTel or the other Australia telescope dealers? Links are on the Astronomy Links page. You could also try Telescope Warehouse (link on the Astronomy Links page).


Yes, Mike.  Been all over Australia including Ice In Space (IIS) where I
got the lead to the scope.
Mike here: Might find one on eBay.

Subject:	ETX90RA
Sent:	Friday, June 7, 2013 02:15:58
From:	Bert Denovan (
I have been thinking long and hard about the first telescope I had -
ETX90RA.  I was in a hurry to get a goto model and sold it cheap and
then went on to bigger things. Now I long for that old scope.  It was so
simple to use and the optics were great.  Do you ever hear of any for
sale these days?  I am wondering what the gears might be like now too. 
Cheers!  Bert. Western Australia.
Mike here: The ETX-90RA is still cherished by many. There are usually some available in the used marketplace, such as eBay and elsewhere. The gears are the same as they originally.


Thanks, Mike. Bert.

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