There is some confusion on the various ETX models. Check here for some clarifications. Send any information you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2001 22:41:27 From: email@example.com (richard seymour) The Meade 4504 (a DS-114 on a German Equatorial Mount, also seen as 114EQ-DH4) and comes with a Starfinder version of the Autostar. --dick
Subject: ETX versions Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 18:40:03 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Shutan) Though it's been said in various spots of your site, I would like to add my two cents worth regarding ETX-60 and ETX-70 versions. The ones you see in Meade's current ads are the later versions-- easily identified by the electrical/communication ports being at the base of the FORK arm. This latest version REQUIRES Meade's #506 software/cable set for linking to a home computer. However, we also sell the original version (70mm only) which is supplied on the same drive base as the ETX-90/EC-- easily identified by the electrical/communication ports being near the bottom-- on the DRIVE BASE. This version requires the use of Meade's #505 cable and/or software set-- just as the ETX-90/EC would. This "original" ETX-70/AT also has other advantages such as a numeric keypad on the autostar, Plossl eyepiece, etc. Another item to watch out for is solar filters. If you have a new 60- or 70mm model (ports on FORK arm) it will require a little larger filter size as compared to the original 70mm. (We carrry both sizes). So remember, be aware of just what 'ya got before ordering accessories! Sincerely, Bob Shutan Shutan Camera & Video www.shutan.com
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