Last updated: 23 February 2008
Subject: ETX-60AT Review Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 08:50:41 From: Michael Landstrom (email@example.com) I have read alot of negative reviews on this telescope along with the positives, on this site and on some other sites. I bought this as a family Christmas gift with my girls in mind. The weather has been pretty cold at night so I only have had a few nights out with it for moon exploration and this telescope does a great job. The lunar eclipse was the first night to get Saturn in the sights. Yes, the image was kind of small considering the distance from Earth and this telescope's power, but I could see the entire ring band(no seperation of the rings) and the gap between Saturn and the rings. It was such an awesome feeling to see Saturn through my own telescope! I was using the 4mm eyepiece at x2. I tracked the moon during the eclipse and the tracking system worked great. Was especially nice with my daughter and neighbors wanting to peak at the moon and I didn't have to adjust anything. So, for the money, I am very impressed with this telescope. I am pretty critical about things I buy when they don't work right. This is my first telescope and for beginners like myself, this fits the bill. Maybe a bigger telescope down the road, but this was money well spent. If you get a reaction from your kids that what they are viewing through the telescope is awesome-that was the reaction that my daughter had viewing Saturn-than that is money well spent! Michael Landstrom Sumter, SC USAMike here: Yes, the ETX-60 (and ETX-70 and ETX-80) models make fine instruments, if you understand the limitations and capabilities.
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