Last updated: 27 March 2009
This page is for user comments and information specific to the ETX-LS. Items that are applicable to all ETX models (RA, EC, AT, BB, PE, LS) will continue to be posted on the other appropriate feedback 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.
Mike here: Although the new Meade ETX-LS telescope is not yet available from Meade, this feedback page allows current and prospector ETX owners to chime in on their thoughts about the new model. If you don't already know about the ETX-LS, check out these web sites:
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Subject: Meade ETX-LS telescope Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 19:12:48 From: Louis Welke (email@example.com) You have always given me good advice and so I am asking you What do you think about Optcorp's program of preordering the ETX-LS with zero money down but when I proceed with this I then get a area where they want my credit card number this to me doesn't seem to be (zero money down) Is it possible to get a place in line and then when asked I could proceed with placing the complete order when they begin shipping. I have been a good customer of Optcorp and am on their rewards list. Louis WelkeMike here: I don't think they actually CHARGE your credit card until the order is actually shipped to you. If you are concerned, you can always call them and place the order over the phone.
Subject: ETX-LS Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 23:00:58 From: Ken Winograd (firstname.lastname@example.org) Just bought an issue of S&T Mag and saw that a new ETX-LS is coming soon. (I know, you must have known about it for a year or so, but I'm slow.) It sure looks like it has my name on it. My only current scope is an Edmund AstroScan that mostly collects dust. I've always wanted a GOTO scope, but was embarrassingly afraid that I'd buy it and never even be able to get it aligned properly (both from my own ignorance, impatience, and not so dark skies.) Anyway, now, click a button, and auto-align, I like it! With GoTo, audio and video, and a SD card slot all ready to go...sounds pretty darn enticing. This just might be the scope to get me back in the observing mode. So, got any inside poop, or first impressions from what you've heard, read, etc???? THANKS! CU Ken ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ TinyBooks: Simple Small Business Accounting for Mac Hangman Pro: A Smart Word Game for Mac and Windows For Downloads & More Info: http://www.winograd.comMike here: It does look interesting. Since it is not yet shipping, it is not known how well it will work in the Auto Align from light polluted skies. I started a feedback page on it on my ETX Site back in December. Not much traffic yet but some items have been posted. I do know that OPT has some pre-orders on it.
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