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Re: Re: Meade ETX-60AT/70AT

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Posted by Eddie Casey on December 1, 2000 23:48:19 UTC

William,I wonder why you require control of these telescopes via your computer.Both of these scopes are of very small aperture and in an astronomical sense can be considered very limited.The bulk of the purchase price is made up of the GOTO facility and I would question the worth of such a device at this aperture.Meade are cashing in on the demand for computerised scopes by producing smaller telescopes to allow a more attractive selling price.Meade produce far better larger aperture scopes for slighly higher prices and it would be worth checking them out.The ETX60 has a light gathering power little more than a pair of good binoculars. Before you buy a 'computerised scope' have a good look at alternative brands that market larger aperture scopes without this facility.I hope this is of help.There is a good website that gives ratings provided by users that can be found at WWW.excelsis.com/astro/. this is very useful for unbiased opinions.If you require further advise post a question. Eddie Casey

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