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1. Meade DS-70EC Telescope

1. Meade DS-70EC Telescope
by Meade
Electronics
list price: $538.00
Asin: B00004SPCD
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Meade's DS-70EC refracting telescope offers high-quality optics and easy push-button electronic operation, making it a perfect instrument for the serious beginner. It features a multicoated, achromatic two-element objective lens and precise, smooth altitude and azimuth movements. It includes the Meade handheld electronic controller, which allows for four-speed push-button operation and easy object location and tracking. It also includes Meade's StarNavigator software, which displays more than 10,000 celestial objects for help in locating galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars, and planets. Additionally, the telescope comes with a full-length adjustable aluminum tripod.Read more

Features

  • 70mm (2.8 inch) aperture; 700mm objective lens focal length
  • Includes electronic controller for easy push-button object location and tracking
  • Smooth, precise tracking with altazimuth mounting
  • 2-element achromatic objective lens with multicoating
  • Includes full-length, adjustable aluminum tripod

Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars OK - but better scopes available in the same price range
While not a bad scope, it shows signs of cost cutting. The finder and the 9mm eyepiece are awful - I replaced the 9mm eyepiece as soon as possible. The mount is not as stable as it should be for medium to high powers - I found it was hard to find focus due to the jiggling of the image. The electronic controls are fine but really don't offer any benefit over manual slo-mo controls available on many scopes. 5-0 out of 5 stars Good value for the money
Pros:5-0 out of 5 stars Great beginner telescope!
We bought this telescope for our son's 9th birthday to keep him happy and occupied while his dad sets up our more advanced telescope.In particular, we wanted a telescope that he could use easily on his own.Set up was a breeze, and we were amazed at the clarity of what we were able to see on a rather hazy night in a fairly light polluted area.Jupiter with its bands and moons were clearly visible as were the rings on Saturn.Though it comes with electronic controls and will work with the Autostar, our son enjoys positioning the telescope manually which he found easy to do.This is a perfect beginner telescope! ... Read more

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