Re: ASTRO: recc.: Meade ETX-60AT Astro Telescope?

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 16:53:02 MST

At 09:49 PM 1/10/01 +0000, you wrote:
>I've never owned a decent amateur optical telescope,
>but am interested in picking one up.
>I saw an ad in this month's National Geographic for
>a Meade ETX-60AT Astro Telescope, selling with Autostar
>Hand Controller for $299. Found the online product listing:
>I'm primary interested in observing Earth's moon, Mars,
>our gas giants and their larger moons, NEO Eros, as well as
>some of the brighter stars (higher absolute magnitude)
>and galaxies.
>Anyone have experience with Meade optics? Any contrary

I have heard they are pretty good, for the price. What aperture are you
looking for?

I have a 6" reflector kit from American Science Center in Chicago, from
years back, that I never finished - but I understood back then that 6" was
about the smallest 'scope that is any good for serious amateur work.

Chuck Kuecker

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