my first "GOTO" telescope.
my first Meade telescope and I now own three Meade telescopes.
Meade telescopes are all well made and have earned a very
Meade #1244 electric focuser was installed many months later
after I found out I cannot focus the telescope in some postions.
I used to use a flexible focuser that I made before I bought
the Meade #1244 electric focuser.
learn most about Polar alignment, telescope tune up on my
Meade ETX telescopes from this Meade ETX-90EC astronomical
telescope. Everything in this ETX-90EC telescope have been
tight up and adjusted for top performance. There is hardly
any free play anywhere in my Meade ETX-90EC telescope. 90%
of target stars appear in the viewfinder or just outside the
field of view of the viewfinder. Better then 75% target stars
appear in the 26mm eyepieces.
ETX-90EC telescope at 9 lb, isthe best comprimise between
weight and performance. The Meade ETX-125EC telescope at 18
lb, is huge and too heavy to carry around.
My first GOTO telescope
Meade ETX-90EC telescope, #1244Electric Focuser
from Meade Corporation:
original ETX ® telescope was introduced in 1996, it quickly
created a revolution in amateur astronomy. Here for the first
time was a stunningly beautiful, ultraportable, and highly
versatile telescope system of unprecedented optical resolution
and performance. Within one year of its introduction the ETX
became the largest-selling modern telescope in the world.
Meade ETX-90EC, ETX-105EC, and ETX-125EC models build on the
original ETX concept to create the most advanced electronically-controlled
telescopes including optional automatic GO TO object-location
with the Autostar Computer Controller ever produced
in their price range. And yet without sacrificing any of the
user-friendly features that started the ETX revolution.
Astro Telescope: For the casual or beginning observer the
Meade ETX-90EC may be all the telescope ever required. Or,
for the advanced astronomer who already owns a larger instrument,
the ETX-90EC is the perfect ultraportable, diffraction-limited
field telescope. Observe the continually changing cloud-belt
patterns on the surface of the planet Jupiter; shadows cast
on to Jupiter as one of its four principal satellites transits
the planet's disc; the magnificent ring system and satellites
of Saturn as well as dusky markings and the ring-shadow on
the surface of Saturn; Moon craters by the hundred, plus lunar
rilles, mountain ranges, and fault lines, all visible in brilliant,
high-resolution, high-contrast detail; the variable phases
of the planets Mercury and Venus; prominent features on the
surface of Mars. In deep-space the motivated observer will
find it difficult to exhaust the quantity of visible phenomena:
the incandescent filamentary structure of the Orion Nebula;
the elliptical luminosity of the Andromeda Galaxy with its
brilliant nucleus; the shining orb of the Hercules globular
cluster with many of its outermost stars resolvable. These
are only a few of the literally thousands of celestial objects
within the view of the Meade ETX-90EC telescope. Star catalogs
list innumerable double and multiple star systems, variable
stars, open star clusters, globular clusters, diffuse nebulosities,
planetary nebulae, and spiral galaxies within the grasp of
the instrument. The optional Autostar Computer Controller
can locate all of these objects automatically, in seconds.