Last updated: 15 September 2003
Subject: Beautiful Mars with ETX90 Sent: Monday, September 8, 2003 08:09:09 From: email@example.com (Irwan Adinatha) It's a very very nice site with lots of information that are very usefull for beginner like my. I have always wanted a telecope since 2 years ago and finally I decided to get one and the ETX90EC UHTC arrived 3 days ago. I bought the DS2114 a month ago and I was actualy dissapointed so I had it exchanged with ETX90. Mars was nothing but a bright star with DS2114 and I couldn't see anymore detail with the value pac(4 mm,6 mm & 2xbarlow)eyepieces from meade. Then I decided to give ETX90 a try and the result was amazing. I have never imagined that a telescope this small would yield so much detail of mars. I used the 6mm with barlow and I can see the polar ice caps clearly and also the Maria (the dark part? correct me if I'm wrong). I have to say that it was the best $500 I have spent in my life. Although the size of mars is not that big in ETX90, still I'm very satisfied. I agree that it should be called the "Mighty ETX". I would have gone for bigger telescope now if only I have the budget. It's time to save some more money :)Mike here: Yes, you likely saw dark areas and the South Polar Ice Cap. See my article "Mars 2003 - What should you expect to see?" on the Buyer/New User Tips page.
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