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acid

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hey every one im new astronomy and im geting a new telescope in about 3 days its a Meade ETX-70AT Astro Telescope im geting it for free what can i see with it how big will the image of the planet be ( size of a letter a in a news paper ) (or size of a letter on a keyboard) well if any one has this telescope and has some pics taken from it can u share with me it looks very nice
 
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Size of an object will be determined by what eyepiece is being used.<br /><br />Supplied with MA9mm (39X) and MA25mm (14X) <br /><br />As much as I hate any of the ETX's at least it's a scope. The Moon and the planets are going to be your best objects. Too bad you missed Saturn. It's a little late in the season for Jupiter and Mars isn't up till late. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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nevers

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The Moon will look good...it's up now during daylight hours too!
 
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umm yeah thank's i read the things and saw some pics of images takein from it they look very good im geting it for free and im new at this so i dont care *edit* this website is in spanish but it got images taken with that scope looks very good for me http://www.ea4su.org/etx70.html
 
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Hi acid - <br /><br />Yes, it is very good you are getting the 'scope for free! You can't beat that deal. The website you offered with pictures taken through the ETX70 are very nice and a great effort by the photographer. Mind you, except for his Moon shots - these were taken as multiple images, time exposed and stacked together. Not to seem discouraging, you seem pretty excited about your new scope, but in reality, to your eye, the images will be much smaller then those offered at the website you found.<br /><br />I found a website for you that you might want to visit.<br /><br />Weasner's Mighty EXT Site<br /><br />MEADE ETX-70AT COMMENTS
 
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acid

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man from the sound of this this scope sucks is there any good use for it ? man how come there is so much good Customer Reviews for it.? on every telescope website that sells this telescope
 
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Well it's better then no scope at all (besides the price your paying is right)<br /><br />The only one I know that owns one uses it as a finder for his 16" dob. (sets it up with a Rigal Quickfinder attached, uses the ETX70 computer instead of star hopping) <br /><br />It's a "grab and go" scope, something to use to decide if dragging out something bigger is worth it.<br /><br />If it's all you got be happy and use it. You can always move up later. It gets good reviews because the people that are reviewing it don't expect much and it preforms better then they expected. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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yeah thats what im hopeing its my first scope im hopeing when i get more money soon i will get a biger scope i will soon have 1000$ to spend on a scope so i will be very happy with that price range but thats not going to be soon
 
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hahaha ! yes i got it my freand just came back boxed it he sayd he never used it so right now im tranig the moter im spining it man the little nob to zoom in is small but not that small after traning the drive of the moter hopefully the rain will give out just a small about 5 min ad it will be gone light rain man i wish i dam a cam for it but im ganna go to the beach to take so hopefully when i get back i will be very happy and il tell u guys about what i saw thanks so much man im so happy telescope looks so good
 
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hey wow what a night that was it was about 10:30 when it was raining. the rain stoped close to 12 pm longer then i was thinking but rain was light sprinkling. i went to the beach telescope was very light easy to carry. it was kinda humind because i live in miami so i got a napkin and keepet drying the dew the dew keepet comeng back but less the telescope was cold so i left it and let it warm up.after that dew was not forming i did not know where north or west was so i wish i had auto star but i only had 1 battery so i pulled out the auto star thing i was looking at the sky for something that is not sparkaling for a planet bam found a little red dot point it all ready was about 1 am time flys fast . i was looking tho the eye peace and i had 2 more in my pocket that my freand gave for free dont know why . so i started to turn the small nob it was like 20 or 30 time but not so trubleing so then the image got much biger and it was mars! i changed the eye peace and started to turn the nob to get the image better what i saw was so nice i saw the red planet with white poler caps image was good but not its best but it was good after looking at that i just pointed it at random starts i saw one with multy dots but most of the time i was looking for a comit did not find one <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> but i dont care this scope is soo good wow im thinnking how will the 150mm be wow ! i like this scope alot ! nice small easy to carry the dob is huge and looks like its 60 pounds so im happy !!! im going to look for a time to go out to day <br />PS... when i got home it was 4:52 am i wasted 5 hr outside i looket at about 50 or more things want more today
 
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