Last updated: 27 September 2008

This page is for user comments and information specific to the Meade DS telescope models. Accessories and Feedback items appropriate to the ETX models are posted on other pages as appropriate. 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 DS70 Battery Pack
Sent:	Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:25:16
From:	Cindy Atkinson (cindyatkinson@earthlink.net)
I am in need of a DS70 battery pack holder. The plastic around the
contact points have cracked on mine to the point when I plug it in it
won't maintain a connection. I have contacted Meade and they no longer
make this part. They suggested Radio Shack but I already tried them.
Also, I have tried various other sources attempting to find this part or
a compatible replacement without any luck. Maybe you or sources I have
can advise me where I can find this part one or suggest another
solution. Thank you.
Mike here: Try Telescope Warehouse (link on the Astronomy Links page).
Subject:	Which LNT for old DS-2130? Where to find?
Sent:	Sunday, September 14, 2008 07:54:27
From:	Gustavo A. Campos (manowars@terra.com.br)
you have a great site, helped me very much since I bought my scope.

I have a very old (pre-2006, black long tube) DS-2130ATS bought from

I want to put a LNT Smartscope in it, so I can align it easily with
north, which model is compatible with my scope?? (would be the part

Also, where can I find it to buy online and ship internationally ???
(I'm from Brazil)

Mike here: Either model LNT/Smartfinder module could be used with the DS models. You will have to create your own mounting bracket though. As to where to order one, you could contact Meade (they don't sell online though) or try Telescope Warehouse (link on the Astronomy Links page). Alternatively, you could contact your favorite online telescope dealer and see if they can get one for you.

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