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Re: Just Bought Meade Ds-114 Model Telescope

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Posted by T. J. /">T. J. on October 5, 1999 04:10:54 UTC

Yes, I am very pleased with the scope. The main reason i got this one was because of the autostar capability. And since i dont have enough money for the more expensive meade telescope with autostar capability, i decided on this one. I was able to find the ds114ec in the mall in cedar rapids, iowa. The nature co. and natural wonders carry them, which are often found in alot of malls it seems like. If you dont have any of those stores, try www.astroptx.com and they will have a pretty good price (i believe since everything else is decently priced). Like i said, the performance is very good. Expecially on the planets Jupiter and saturn as well as the moon. And with the autostar, i am able to see a number of space objects. Some very clear, some not as clear. Not too bad for only $399 for telescope and electronic controls and tripod. Autostar costed an extra$99, and i also added a 2x barlow lense, which i use on planets and the moon. I recommend this scope if you dont want to spend all night getting frustrated trying to find things and if you are not looking to spend (for me) almost a half years income. Anymore questions just email or post on message board. T. J.

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