Meade ETX 60, 70 or 80

Meade ETX 60, 70 or 80

Postby spacenatty » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:43 pm

Hi all I am looking to purchase one of the above if you are looking at selling please please please message me
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RE: Meade ETX 60, 70 or 80

Postby one o wonder » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:30 pm

I was going to purchase a Meade ETX-60 but changed my mind when I had a good look at one in the shop. There were several reasons for this... Small plastic shavings stuck on the inside of the front lens, the motor is horribly loud & grindy, the Autostar computer would not align properly & was a pain in the @rse to work from start up, the Autostar displayed motor fault messages & asked for new batteries even though there were new ones in it!
Overall it is a cheap looking scope & I suspected it would cause me nothing but trouble, so I didn't buy one. It really looked like a kiddies toy scope!
I always thought that Meade scopes were of good quality, but not this one.

Steer well clear of it.

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RE: Meade ETX 60, 70 or 80

Postby metroman » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:50 am

I have the ETX-60AT and have had no problems at all with it. It certainly is not a `toy` telescope. Admitedly it is noisy, I also have a Skywatcher Explorer 130P Synscan AZ GOTO telescope, which is very quiet. The alighnment of the ETX is quite accurate.
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