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Last updated: 30 November 2011

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:	Hi Mike
Sent:	Saturday, November 26, 2011 21:22:59
From:	Ronnie Parsley (
I have a question about the Meade ETX-90RA series. Although this series
of scopes is pretty old, it still seems like a solid scope even today.
Although I highly doubt you still use your ETX-90RA, would you recommend
this product to someone? I found one online for under $100 USD. I'm not
an expert astronomer by no means...I'm quite the opposite. I bought my 6
year old daughter a cheap $20 scope thinking it'd produce excellent
results...boy was I wrong! You get what you pay for...I had no clue that
I was buying a cheap TOY. So back to my question...

Is the ETX-90RA a product you'd recommend? I am in a bit of a pickle. I
can't afford a $1,000+ scope at the moment but I don't want to sacrifice
quality either. Like I said, the ETX-90RA although definitely not a new,
top of the line model, still seems like a good bang for the buck. 

Thoughts/comments/suggestions are appreciated! By the way, your ETX site
is killer. Keep up the great work. :)
Mike here: Actually I do still use my ETX-90RA. It was mentioned on my 23 November 2011 report on my Cassiopeia Observatory web site. For a grab-n-go, quick set up, telescope, it is great. Superb optics. Of course, you do need to know your way around the night sky to get the most out of it. But you can easily learn that. For more on the ETX-90RA, see my comments on the Helpful Information: Buyer/New User Tips page on the ETX Site.


Wow, thanks for the quick reply and comments! :) You made me a 90RA
believer. lol

Keep up the great work you do, Mike. 



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