Meade ETX90 AT Telescope
Meade's world famous ETX-90, a Maksutov Cassegrain with UHTC coatings offers optical quality that has made it a standard in the industry, Meade's best optical coatings, the easy to use Meade GOTO Autostar handbox, and a solid mount and tripod. If you are in looking for a high quality portable scope absolutely packed with features and performance you need look no further. This complete compact, quality telescope system includes all you need with telescope, tripod, 26mm 1.25" eyepiece, Autostar controller and red dot finderscope.
The Meade ETX-90AT telescope features an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation easily coping with high magnifications.
Autostar Computer Controller
Electronics include the Meade #497 AutoStar keypad with over 30,000 object library, periodic error correction, and easy to use red dot viewfinder with adjustable brightness control and blink controlled from the keypad. The Autostar may be linked to a PC using an optionally available software and cable connector set, allowing the telescope to be controlled via a laptop or other PC. The telescope is conveniently internally powered by 8 (user-supplied) AA batteries which will run it for approximately 20 hours under normal usage.
Standard equipment includes a very stable Meade Model 884 field tripod with chrome plated tubular steel legs. For the astrophotographer this tripod conveniently has a built in wedge which can be used for polar alignment of the telescope. Additional accessories on this fully equipped model include a high performance Meade 26mm Series 4000 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece, and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Instructional DVD to locate objects in the night sky, print star maps, and learn more about the use and uses of your new telescope.
A telescope is only as good as its mount and this mechanically sophisticated model includes an extremely rigid dual aluminum fork substructure with high impact ABS shell. The similarly advanced optical tube design incorporates a unique flip mirror mechanism, allowing light to either go to the comfortable 90 degree observing position of the eyepiece or the built in camera attachment port at the rear of the tube. Optional adapters are available for many popular camera models.
Telescope weight including tripod is a mere 9 pounds and an aluminum carry case is available separately to enhance its outstanding portability. Meade ETX- world class performance in a very portable scope.
Model ETX-90 AT
Colour Blue Tube
Aperture 90mm (3.5")
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Focal Ratio f/13.8
Focal Length 1250mm
AutoStar #497 - 30,000 object database
Red Dot Finder
Series 4000 26mm eyepiece
Bubble level compass
Field Tripod #884 Included
Software AutoStar Suite AE
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