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ETX-125 Problems & 8" SCT Portability

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Posted by Hakank Kiliccote/">Hakank Kiliccote on January 30, 2000 00:37:53 UTC

Thanks for the reply Kip. I heard that ETX has lots of problems, so going with an 8" may not be a bad idea, provided that I save a little more money. Everyone out there: Is ETX really so troublesome?

However portability is a big problem with 8". Can an LX-10 or 50 (with the optional bag) be checked as luggage safely when flying? I havent yet been able to find a hard case for any 8" SCT scope. Has anyone seen one? And, how convenient is the Magellan 2 controller compared with the Autostar?

Just curious, ETX Autostar claims that it tracks 50 earth orbitting satellites. What can one really see when looking at a satellite? How can you find locations of satellites with a non-autostar scope?

Clear skies to everyone.

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