Meade ETX-60 AT 60mm Refractor Telescope

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  • You're Carl Sagan with this little baby!

    Feb 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice optics Low Price Object Database
    Cons: No view finder (not a big deal) More lens would be nice.

    Summary: I received this telescope as a gift for Christmas and I must say that it really is a fun little scope. I also have a Bushnell 450 and this by far is more enjoyable to use. The celestial objects database computer makes an incompetent astronomer ... read more

  • Not a good first choice

    Nov 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Accurate and robust Autostar, decent tracking, reasonably well-built.
    Cons: Small. Focuser knob hard to reach when scope pointing up. Fork mount vibrates.

    Summary: I have been using an ETX-60AT for about 6 months now. It is a competent 60mm refractor. It does what it does well -- tracking mars at 162X (which is much higher than the recommended maximum magnification for this scope) is good enough that mars remains in ... read more

  • Not a big fan

    Feb 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good optics, and the computer control is fun.
    Cons: Eats batteries. Where's the viewfinder? Focus knob extremely hard to use.

    Summary: The ETX60AT was given to me as a gift, and I don't want to look a gift telescope in the .... hmm. Well, on with the review. Yes, it has good, clear optics. But I'm surprised that others have been able to see Saturn's rings and Jupiter's clouds ... read more

  • Worth the price

    Dec 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Perfect for school-age astronomy science lessons
    Cons: Options quickly double the purchase price

    Summary: Costco blew these out last summer, $120 plus a $20 rebate, so I really couldn't go wrong. Perfect for the slightly-above average beginner 'scope, the clock drive is pretty accurate, once you get the hang of it. Without reading the manual (The best "smoke ... read more

  • Excellent value for price; kids LOVE it!

    Nov 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low price ($129.00 at Costco), excellent beginners/backup unit. Exceptional optics for the price.
    Cons: Optional tripod (#882) is very shaky. Manual not very clear.

    Summary: Found this unit at Costco for under $129.00. Street price hovers around $199.00 so I couldn't pass this up! Very appropriate packaging, well built, came with Autostar controller & software. Very stable on table tops but the recommended (not included) ... read more

  • Ok telescope for beginners, but there are better choices

    Nov 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, T mount, automatic, Quality Optics, Compact
    Cons: refractor telescope, 60mm aperture, No finder, No AC adapter

    Summary: I purchased the Meade AT 60 on impulse. It was cheap and there. It costed me about $130.00. The computer control finder and Meade's reputation made it an attractive purchase. Because I was not looking to spent gazillion dollars on one, I plunged and ... read more

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