Meade ETX-105EC 105mm Catadioptric Telescope

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  • A good compromise for both beginners and serious amateurs.

    Oct 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portable, affordable, easy to use, high quality mountings and optics, large aperture, computer controlled.
    Cons: Lots of necessary accessories have to be purchased separately.

    Summary: Why I bought it I was inspired by seeing photos taken with telescopes like this on the internet (see, for example http://www.weasner.com/etx/men u.html). I hadn't realised that anything other than planets could easily be seen from a back yard. ... read more

  • A great, user friendly instrument

    Sep 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: User friendly, easy setup, sharp image. Great learning tool.
    Cons: If I have to name one, it is the battery location. (Under the mount)

    Summary: I have had my ETX-105AT for about a month now. This is the first scope that I have owned. Previously, I tried to use an old reflector that my father in law made and loaned to me. It was heavy, had a cumbersome mount, and needed to be collimated. This ... read more

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