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    1. Meade Electronic Eyepiece
    2. Meade 07171-02 9.7mm Super Plossl
    3. Meade 494 Autostar Telescope Controller
    $36.59
    4. Digital Concepts TR-68N 72" 3-section
    5. Meade 128 3x Barlow Lens (1.25")
    $191.59
    6. Meade 497 Autostar Computer Controller
    $29.92
    7. Meade 64ST T Adapter
    8. Meade 933 45 Degree Erecting Prism
    $60.08
    9. Meade 07210 45 Degree Erecting
    10. Meade 827 8x25mm Right Angle Viewfinder
    11. Meade Plossl 6mm (1.25")
    12. Meade 07328 ETX Hard Carrying
    13. Meade Standard Field Tripod #882
    $19.95
    14. Meade 670 Dew Shield
    15. Meade 3200 Color Filter Set
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    16. Meade 884 Deluxe Field Tripod
    17. Meade 60AZ-AE Jupiter Telescope
    18. Meade 773 Hard Carry Case for
    19. Meade PL 5mm Eyepiece (1.25")
    20. Meade WA 18mm Eyepiece (1.25")

    1. Meade Electronic Eyepiece
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $104.92 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005QWZ4
    Sales Rank: 2969
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • View live monochrome video images through telescope
    • Composite video port for sending image to TV, VCR, or camcorder (6-foot RCA cable included)
    • Use with any telescope with 1.25- or 0.96-inch eyepiece
    • Powered by 9-volt battery (not included)
    • Easy to use and setup with contrast control dial

    Reviews (6)

    4-0 out of 5 stars It was worth the price, but don't expect ccd performance
    Having read the reviews of others prior to purchasing my electronic eyepiece, I did not expect too much from it.But for the price I paid, I would buy it again.My main dislike is the apparent focal length.It is the equivalent of about a 4mm lens.I live in a major metropolitan area with lots of haze and light pollution, a 4mm optical lens is of questionable value.The electronics makes it worst.I can see earth's moon pretty well, but only the brightest two of Jupiter's four visible moons.Forget about seeing dim stars or deep space objects.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product with alot of potential
    I bought this product on sale for $39.00 at a local camera store after reading the reviews on this page. This was after I also bought an Orion Electronic eyepiece the week before. One thing that makes this eyepiece infinetly better than the Orion eyepiece is the fact that it is threaded for filters (or stacking of multiple filters) whereas the Orion eyepiece is not. Using it on my 6" reflector, I first tried it with a white light solar filter. The view was crisp as I expected on both the Meade and the Orion eyepiece. The Meade eyepiece is alittle larger than the Orion eyepiece (4mm vs. Orion's 3.8mm) but it is not really too noticeable. Viewing the moon at gibbous phase and the contrast tweaked, the view was also crisp and defined in both eyepieces. I finally tried it on Jupiter. Here is where the difference between the Orion eyepiece and the Meade eyepiece was most pronounced. Because the Orion eyepiece is not threaded, Jupiter came out completely whitewashed, even when the contrast was completely tweaked. Because the Meade eyepiece is able to be used with a filter, I placed a Baader's Planetary Contrast Booster on it. The 2 cloud belts at the equator were visible on my 20" TV as a monitor. Also visible were the 4 moons at the same setting. When used with a video card tied in to a pc, a person can frame-grab and have their own "poor man's" version of a CCD picture. Using this method, suprisingly good pictures that rival much higher priced CCD's may be achieved.This eyepiece in my opinion is well worth the price (even if you don't get it on sale) and has alot of potential when used with a video card. Just remeber to buy some extension cords and adapters for the RCA cables.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great addition to any telescope
    This eyepiece is quite nice. I tried it out and was amazed at the results. I use it on a six inch reflecting telescope. I used it first on the best target in the night sky, the Moon. It looked as though I was looking through a window on an apollo capsule orbiting the moon. I am not kidding. It was great. I then moved over to Saturn. I could clearly see the rings and bands of clouds. This item is worth the cost! ... Read more

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    2. Meade 07171-02 9.7mm Super Plossl Series 4000
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $49.00
    Asin: B0000SWAGE
    Sales Rank: 7206
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Excellent general-purpose eyepiece for observing hairline lunar and planetary detail or resolving faint nebulosity in deep-space
    • Extremely low astigmatism, spherical aberration, and off-axis color
    • Incorporates 7-layer multi-coatings and edge-blackened optics
    • Includes a soft rubber eyeguard, custom-fitted with a bayonet mount
    • Eyeguard folds down for eyeglass wearers

    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quality high power plossl
    This Meade eyepice is of excellent build quality. It offers very good resolution of the planets, moon, starclusters, planetary nebulae, and double stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great general purpose high power eyepiece
    The Meade Series 4000 Super Pl�ssls are an improvment over the 3000 series Pl�ssls. The 9.7mm is used for high power observing on most telescopes. This eyepiece offers a magnification of 129x on an ETX90 or 206x on a 2000mm focal length telescope like the LX90. At high magnifications one requires a steady atmosphere, or else the image appears blurry due to bad "seeing". But with steady skies, this eyepiece produces stunning views of the planets. ... Read more


    3. Meade 494 Autostar Telescope Controller
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $99.00
    Asin: B00005QVV1
    Sales Rank: 13048
    Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Object Database: over 1400 celestial objects
    • Go To button
    • HBX Connection
    • 2 Line Display
    • Precise Sidereal-rate Tracking

    Reviews (1)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Watch out for firmware!
    If you are going to pay $99 for one of these things, make sure that the firmware on the one you are getting is the latest and greatest. I had one with an ETX-60AT that glitched during the setup and would not progress pass the DAYLIGHT SAVINGS? question. When I called Meade they pretty much told me that it was a "known problem" and that I was out of luck because the unit was out of warranty..
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    Subjects:  1. Mead    2. ETX60AT    3. Astronomy    4. Star Gazing (Gaze)    5. Telescope (Telescopes)   


    4. Digital Concepts TR-68N 72" 3-section Deluxe Tripod with Carrying Case for Use with Most Camcorders
    by Sakar
    Electronics
    -- our price: $36.59
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000093UDT
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    This high-quality, 3-section tripod, suitable for both cameras and camcorders, features a channel lock and a two-way pan and and tilt head. It extends to a maximum and height of 70 inches and can fold up as small as 28 inches. A free case is included with the tripod. Comes with a one year warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Model # TR68
    • Features a 3 section channel lock
    • 2 way fluid pan & tilt head
    • Max height: 70 inches
    • Folds to 28 inches

    Reviews (5)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Nice Height, Poor Legs
    This tripod seemed to be very nice...Until we tried to extend the legs all of the way.Two and a half of the legs worked well, the third had a section that would not stay extended.The locking devices are pretty poor.They are made of a cheap plastic and I believe that even the ones that do work well now, will not last very long with even moderate use.Next time I will try to find a tripod with a set screw type of leg extension lock.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wobbly when extended.
    Why I bought a new tripod:I already own an old garage-sale tripod of some unspecified brand that I've used with my video camera for several years.In retrospect, I took its stability for granted, but it lacked a few of the conviences typically found on current tripods.It folds up nicely, but is heavier to carry than current models, and the camera must be unscrewed from the base plate to remove it from the tripod.Having bought my first high quality digital still camera, I wanted a lighter-to-carry tripod and one that allowed quick removal and replacement of the camera.5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tripod!
    Like the other reviews have stated, this is a great tripod.It is functionally stable in spite of its low price.You get more than you pay for with this item.I recommend it!!Read more


    5. Meade 128 3x Barlow Lens (1.25")
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $60.00
    Asin: B00004VUMF
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade 128 3x Barlow Lens triples the magnifying power of youreyepiece. Each lens includes two optical elements for high-resolution,color-corrected imaging. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes 2 elements
    • High resolution
    • Triples magnifying power
    • For use with an eyepiece
    • Color corrects

    Reviews (10)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Borkua
    IT WAS A VERY NICE AND EASY PURCHASE. THE BARLOW LENS IS NEAD AND USEFULL, I LOVE IT.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I don't use it much any more
    It works like it should (3x zoom) - of course it distorts the image, but you can see your image much bigger than without it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great with the basic lens
    Right now we only have the 26mm lens that came with our Meade 90ETX.This 3x Barlow was the first add-on lens that we bought - and we're glad that we did.Images magnified with the 26mm + 3x Barlow remain crisp and well-defined.Read more

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    6. Meade 497 Autostar Computer Controller for ETX Telescopes
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $223.50 -- our price: $191.59
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00000K3RK
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Autostar Computer Controller offers automatic dual-axis GO TO function at 5 degrees per second to any of more than 14,000 database objects, including deep-space objects (galaxies, diffuse nebulae, planetary nebulae, star clusters--any object from the original IC, NGC, and Caldwell catalogs, as well as all 110 Messier objects); 900 stars (including double stars, variable stars, SAO stars); the eight major planets from Mercury to Pluto; 26 of the brightest asteroids; 15 periodic comets; 50 earth-orbiting satellites including the International Space Station; plus user-defined objects and the centroids of all 88 constellations. Select any of these objects, press GO TO, and the telescope automatically slews to the object, placing it in the telescopic field.Read more

    Features

    • 30,344 celestial oobject database
    • Finds and Tracks all celestial objects, including the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites
    • Celestial event option for eclipses, meteor showers, moon phases, and equinoxes
    • Built-in eyepiece calculator and options for advanced telescope control
    • Works with ETX-90EC, ETX-105EC, ETX-125EC Astro telescopes

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome addition to a Meade DS mount!
    This was by far the best purchase of any astro equipment ever!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Who wood have thought that there wood b sumthing fun+edu.?
    easy to use and great for educational purposes June 14, 2000 4-0 out of 5 stars Not as difficult as it's made out to be
    I first grew acquainted with Autostar about 6 months ago (albeit the 494 model) on the ETX-70 AT, and had some accuracy issues the first few times I used it.They were easily fixed, though, with a good drive training (on a power pole about a mile and a half away) and careful motor calibration.That was in May, and except for when the batteries are low, I haven't really had problems since.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Electronic Telescope (Telescopes)    2. mead    3. 497 Autostar   


    7. Meade 64ST T Adapter
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $29.92 -- our price: $29.92
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VVA4
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    For photographing the moon, planets, or terrestrial objects, connectyour 35mm SLR camera to a telescope using the Meade 64ST T-Adapter. Thisconnection rigidly couples your camera to the telescope's optical system, whichin effect becomes the camera's lens. ... Read more

    Features

    • Photo adapter
    • For SLR cameras
    • Mounts camera to telescope
    • Camera becomes 350mm optical system
    • Take pictures of celestial objects

    Reviews (4)

    3-0 out of 5 stars What you need to take pictures with your 35mm SLR camera...
    I know I was really confused on what I would need to do this. But I figured it out so I thought that I would let you all know! First of all you need to get the correct T-ADAPTER for your telescope (For the ETX-60AT & 70AT the #64ST, for the ETX-90 and higher you need the #64) That is part that actually atteches to the telescope. Then you need a T-RING that fits your specific 35mm SLR removeable-lens camera. You should be able to get a T-RING at any camera reseller store, for around [..]. 1-0 out of 5 stars Wait before you buy
    You need two adapters for this to work on your Camera and your telescope.This is the adapter that fits the telescope.You need another one for you camera for it to work.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not Correct
    for the ETX90EC or ETX125EC telescopes.You need a T-mount adapter for YOUR camera body and the Meade 07363 #64 T-Adapter(for ETX). Better do your research before purchasing from this site. ... Read more

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    8. Meade 933 45 Degree Erecting Prism
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $74.92
    Asin: B00004VUMI
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade 933 45-degree erecting prism aids terrestrial observing wherea correctly oriented image is desirable. It threads onto the telescope's rearcell and accepts an eyepiece of any focal length. ... Read more

    Features

    • 45-degree prism
    • For correct viewing orientation
    • For terrestrial observing
    • Threads to the rear cell
    • Accepts any Meade eyepiece

    Reviews (2)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Purely for terrestrial viewing
    Only purchase the Meade 933, 45 Degree Erecting Prism if you want to use your ETX for terrestrial viewing.It doesn't really have a uselful astronomical application and tends only to diminish the quality of the object viewed in space.You don't necessarily need this for terrestrial viewing either unless you desire to see the object in its correct orientation, which is what this item is designed for.Does the job nicely in this respect.Recommended for terresrtrial viewing only.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for spotting use- but not for astronomy.
    Erecting prisms like this Meade unit are a great help for terrestrial use, but don't try to use it for astronomical viewing. The multiple reflecting surfaces in the prism result in multiple ghost images when trying to view stars and other dim astronomical objects. If you buy a Meade ETX with the idea of using it for nature viewing you'll find it handy. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Mead   


    9. Meade 07210 45 Degree Erecting Prism #932
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $74.92 -- our price: $60.08
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00000K3RO
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Use for high-quality, crystal-clear terrestrial viewing
    • 45-degree angle creates normal, not reversed object image
    • Provides better viewing position than normal 90-degree position
    • Attaches to rear of telescope with set-screw
    • Compatible with Meade ETX 90, 105, and 125

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Greatfor terrestrial, ok for astronomy
    This 45 degree erecting prism is great for birding or terrestrial viewing but is not suitable for star gazing (imagine if the star is right above your head).For star gazingthe prism does not reflect as much light as desired so you won't be able to see dim distant objects easily, for that I recommend star diagonal with everbrite mirror ( from televue), it will cost more but a good investment for anyone who is serious about star gazing.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Useful- but not for astronomy
    This is a generic Pacific-rim made prism imported by Meade, and not terribly different from similar items sold by Celestron, Orion and other popular companies catering to amateur astronomers. It's a useful accessoryfor nature viewing, but don't try to use it for star gazing.Because ofhow they're constructed, with multiple reflecting surfaces, erectingdiagonals lose a lot of light, something you can't afford when looking atdistant, dim images. Worse, they produce ghost images- for every star orplanet, you'll see a dim twin nearby. Save it for daylight use, and you'llhave no problem.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
    This prism is needed if you intend to use your telescope for terrestrial viewing and photograpy.If you do not use it, your image will be inverted. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Electronic Telescope (Telescopes)    2. mead    3. 932   


    10. Meade 827 8x25mm Right Angle Viewfinder
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $75.00
    Asin: B00004VUMG
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    For easy sighting of terrestrial or astronomical objects prior to theirobservation in the main telescope, the 8x25mm right angle viewfinder displays awide 7.5-degree field. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes a cross hair eyepiece
    • Precise focusing
    • Viewfinder bracket
    • Attaches to telescope in seconds
    • 7.5-degree field of view

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A must for ETX90 astronomers.
    This finder, a standard on the ETX125, is a must for the ETX90 if one plans on using it for astronomy. The straight thru finder is fine for birding, or other terrestrial viewing, but is akwardly placed for most astronomical observing, especially near the zenith (overhead). The tiny screw used to hold the finder can be difficult to replace. Then again, it is still only a 25mm finder.

    3-0 out of 5 stars "This should be standard Meade!"
    I own a Meade ETX-90EC and it comes standard with the straight through finder.As most ETX-90 owners will testify, it is utterly hopeless for anything astronomical.Meade should be ashamed of putting this useless finder on their otherwise cool scopes.You can purchase the Right Angle Finder as an extra (which comes standard on the ETX-125EC) and locating objects manually will be dramatically easier, although not 100% suitable.It's a relatively expensive purchase, but will make your viewing time that much more enjoyable.Check out Mike Weasners site for the best information on ETX's and alternative finder scopes.Recommended, but check out alternatives also.

    1-0 out of 5 stars fall apart lens
    The meade #827 right angle viewfinder arrived in less than a week. I installed it on my telescope with great difficulty, the allen head screw in the scope was rounded out and very tight, as I tried to adjust the focus the lens assembly fell into my telescope. I had to return the telescope as it had a defect in the lens (...) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Mead   


    11. Meade Plossl 6mm (1.25")
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $60.00
    Asin: B00004VUMC
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade Plossl 6mm eyepiece offers a magnifying power of 58x and isspecifically designed for detailed imaging of the moon and planets. It fitsMeade telescopes. ... Read more

    Features

    • 4-element Plossl lens
    • High power
    • Designed for use with Meade telescopes
    • Useful in moon and planet observation
    • For steady atmospheric conditions

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars For lunar, planetary, and double star observing.
    Plossl-type eyepieces are the most popular design, as their 4 or 5-element configurations generally yield center-to-edge sharpness through the entire field of view. Almost every eyepiece manufacturer offers Plossls in various focal lengths and fit-and-finish price ranges.4-0 out of 5 stars Magnification of an eyepiece
    The amount an eyepiece magnifies is based on its focal length the focal length of the objective (telescope).Read more

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    12. Meade 07328 ETX Hard Carrying Case
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $150.00
    Asin: B00000K4B2
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • For secure portability of ETX Astro telescope models in the field
    • Fully lined with fitted foam inserts
    • Accepts the complete ETX-90RA, and ETX-90EC Astro telescopes
    • Room for optional accessories
    • 2 keys and lock included

    Reviews (6)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Amazon suggested a wrong accessory
    they suggested me to buy this accessory but it does not work in my system... also, they did not return my money yet (more than 30 days since I asked them to return)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Certainly not the best option available
    The only thing that's nice about this case is that the inserts are already cut out for you.The plastic outer shell is pretty cheap and doesn't inspire confidence.The locks are a joke.The case isn't water/airtight.With this case, you're paying for an official Meade accessory and the convenient cut-outs.It's really more of an organizer, a way to keep everything together with a bare minimum of protection.So before you plunk down the money, do the research and learn about other options.
    3-0 out of 5 stars If it was $40, 4 stars... But there must be something better
    As may reviewers have said, it just seems cheep.A thin plastic case which flexes, with a basic cutout ofyour telescope inside.If it was $40, I would say it is great.But, at the price I paid from Amazon, I can't help but think there is something better out there. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Storage Cases    2. Carrying Cases and Bags    3. mead    4. 774   


    13. Meade Standard Field Tripod #882
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $150.00
    Asin: B00004VUYC
    Sales Rank: 4691
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • For use with Meade ETX-60AT and ETX-70AT
    • Minimum position is 34 inches
    • Extends to 54 inches
    • For observing from seated or standing position
    • Rigid observing platform

    Reviews (7)

    4-0 out of 5 stars good basic tripod for good basic scope
    I have had this tripod for a year and have been very pleased with it. I have used it in my back yard, in a field, and at the beach, and I have found it to be sturdy enough for my AT60 telescope. I thought at first it felt too light to be sturdy, but that has not been a problem. The snap-on shelf for eyepieces and such made me nervous, too, that it would break in the process, but again, after a year's use it is just fine. The holes for the bolts to attach the scope are a little hard to get to at first, but once found the bolts go in without difficulty. More advanced observers may have reason to complain that I don't know yet, but this tripod meets my needs just fine.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Above Average Telescope, [bad] Tripod
    I have to agree with other users of the Meade standard field tripod #882 I didn't have mine two weeks before it went in the closet because of broken adjusters. I have looked/called for nearly a year for replacements/repairs. NADA. Meade won't touch it because of " misuse". The AT70 I purchased with the tripod is a great beginners scope and nice features, but the tripod was a total disappointment. I think I'll try another brand when I get apetrure fever, or at least find a decent tripod before I purchase the telescope.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great telescope but poor tripod
    I have had the #882 little more than a year and 1 leg adjusting tab has broken off and 1 of the other 2 is cracked. ... Read more

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    14. Meade 670 Dew Shield
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $22.42 -- our price: $19.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004VVGZ
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Threads into the objective lens cell
    • Inhibits dew deposits
    • Protects lens
    • For outdoor use
    • Fits Meade telescopes

    Reviews (2)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Essential accessory for your ETX
    During winter dew is a major issue with my astronomical viewing.On those clear nights when I am out with the ETX, very often I have dew forming relatively quickly.I am typically out for two to four hours weather permitting, and invariably everything is getting soaked.Scope, tables, atlas etc.I havn't as yet invested in a heated element (corrector warmer) and rely solely on my Meade Dew Shield. At some stage however, I will definitely be purchasing one to compliment the dew shield.After about three to four hours, even with the shield on I begin to notice some buildup of dew on the optics.The different Meade dew shield model numbers for the various ETX scopes are as follows:ETX-60AT and ETX-70AT (#670), ETX-90 (#673), ETX-105EC (#675), and ETX-125EC (#678). Overall, I am generally pleased with the shield.It is made of solid plastic and screws on securely to the ETX tube, where the lens cap normally screws on. Obviously this means you have to remove it each time you want to put the dust cap back on. I have read of one owner who keeps his dew shield on permanently and has made a foam lens/dust cap for the end of the dew shield. Take care when unscrewing your dew shield from the tube as it does sometimes suffer the same problem as the lens cap.That is, it can stick and not unscrew easily.Don't panic.Just grip the tube firmly and unscrew the shield/lens cap without unscrewing the front of the tube assembly.When screwing the shield on, do it gently and never force it, so not as to strip the thread.The shield has a flat black finish which looks nice, and absorbs stray reflections. I store mine by slipping it reversed over the tube and it fits nicely in the Meade ETX Hardcase. And now for the important part, use your dew shield all the time, summer and winter.It performs one other extremely important function.It assists greatly in protecting your optics from pollen.Pollen is the number one problem that can affect your beautiful ETX, and ruin the one part of your scope that really can't be replaced easily.Trust me on this one, I have damaged optics on my first ETX as a result of my ignorance about pollen.Since using the dew shield I have noticed much less of a pollen problem on my optics.So not only does the shield protect against dew, it protects against all the other contaminents that can be carried in the air. Why have I only given the shield 3 stars?The shield is simply overpriced, otherwise it would have rated a 5.Unfortunately though folks, if you want to protect those optics and maximise your viewing, you really need one.Clear skies everyone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Should come with the telescope
    Unless you live in the desert or something, a dew shield seems necessary for any telescope. (Most telescopes come with them.) This one works just fine with the ETX-70. It stores nicely in the Hard Carry Case. It's made of lightweight plastic (as is most of the ETX-70) so you can be pretty sure it won't hurt your motor and gears. It doesn't seem to make the tripod any shakier than it already is. I just wish it came with the scope. ... Read more

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    15. Meade 3200 Color Filter Set
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $59.92
    Asin: B00004VVGH
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Increase the resolution and contrast of your viewing with the Meade 3200 color filter set, which includes red, yellow, blue, and neutral-density filters. Each lens is packed in a separate plastic case for protected storage. ... Read more

    Features

    • Optical glass color filters
    • Increase contrast
    • Better resolution
    • Comes in 4 colors
    • Each filter has a protective case

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful to enhance your planetary views!
    This color filter set is an excellent buy if you want to enhance visual details and increase observable contrast of the moon and the planets. For less than forty dollars (US$ 40.oo) you will get a set of four filters that will tread into the barrels of any eyepiece with a 1.25" outside barrel diameter (O.D.) including all Meade 1.25" (inches) O.D. eyepieces. Although the package says that the filters are for use with the Meade ETX 60AT and ETX 70-AT telescopes I have used them in a small 4 1/2 inches Tasco Reflector and also with my ten inches Meade Dobsonian to enjoy beautiful views of Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. The filters are light yellow, light red, light blue and neutral density. The first three are useful to enhance the belts of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and the surface of Mars while the neutral density filter is of great help in order to reduce the glare that sometimes plagues lunar observation. The filters are individually packed in a plastic case for convenient storage and transportation. A great buy! ... Read more

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    16. Meade 884 Deluxe Field Tripod
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $300.00 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005V5NX
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Sturdy field tripod constructed of strong, lightweight steel
    • Rigid mounting platform for almost any ETX observing application
    • Chrome-plated steel legs and spreader bar
    • Adjustable height from 25 to 43 inches
    • Equatorial or Alt-Az position

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Alt-Az mounting... Polar mounting less adequate
    The mount is adequate for mounting an ETX scope in altitude-azimith mode, but a beefier mount is needed if one wants to use an ETX125 in polar mode for imaging.An annoyance I have experienced with the tripod is that the clips on the mounting bolts tend to slip off, especially in polar mode. Each of the two mountng bolts has a clip, washer and spring that can be difficult to find in the dark if the clip slipping causes them to shoot in a random direction. This tripod as sold is difficult to polar align. I bought a third party bolt to replace the rod that holds the tilt-plate to make adjusting the angle of the tilt plate easier. There is no easy way to adjust the azimuth of the scope in polar mode; one has to rotate the whole tripod. For most users, this is a great mount, but those planning to take long exposure photographs/images with their scope will be frustrated with this mount.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Meade 884 Tripod is the best for any amount of Money
    I bought this tripod when I purchased my Meade EXT 90 EC telescope.I've read that the most important feture of any telescope is the mount.This has an excellent mount that holds the views rock steady.It comes with a nice carring case type bag.It is a polar type mount which means that you can center the view to the attitude you are at.This feature makes the optional Autostar work at its best.This fine tripod is a high end piece of equipment that will last the life of any telescope.I was very happy with the way it performs.If I could spend any amount of money I would pick this one.You need this tripod if you are serious about high quility equipment and for the price it's the best possible choice.Meade products are the best quility equipment used by professionals.This tripod is a must if you want the best.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Overkill?
    This tripod is a quality piece of equipment.However, given the fact that we're amateur astronomers, I'm not sure that we needed something quite so sophisticated for our Meade 90ETX.Read more

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    17. Meade 60AZ-AE Jupiter Telescope w/Electronic Eyepiece
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $250.00
    Asin: B0000UYNXK
    Sales Rank: 3960
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Includes an electronic eyepiece that allows you to display telescope views in monochrome on a television screen
    • Video output for direct connection to monitors, VCRs, and camcorders
    • View and record astronomical and terrestrial images in real time
    • Compatible with most "frame grabber" software
    • Built-in contrast control adjusts for varying astronomical and terrestrial lighting conditions

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wicked Awesome
    Wicked Awesome piece of machine A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ all the way :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars wow
    This is a great telescope it is able to see the moon.I feel no need for any more of these. ... Read more


    18. Meade 773 Hard Carry Case for ETX-60 AT
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $89.92
    Asin: B00004VV4J
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    For secure portability in the field, the Meade 773 Hard Carry Case isfully lined with fitted foam inserts and accepts a telescope and accessories. ... Read more

    Features

    • Hard outer shell
    • Lined carry case
    • Fitted foam inserts
    • Accepts Mead telescopes
    • Holds accessories

    Reviews (4)

    1-0 out of 5 stars wrong case sent
    I ordered the Meade 773 Case and it was shipped by Ace Photo & Digital. I received the wrong size case which, according to their "customer service" has happened before. They refused to pay for the return shipping, though it was their error, and then told me that the Meade #773 was no longer available, and that they could substitute a case for the ETX 80 which "should fit" Be very careful with this item / vendor.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Meade 773 Hard Carry Case for ETX-60 AT Review
    This item should have come with the telescope. This is very necessary purchase. The ETX-70 fits perfect.The case has a pocket for everything. The only exception is the remote for the telescope. It's cord has a hard time finding it's own resting spot. Put a reusable tie wrap around it and everthings fine. See I'm being picky and I'm still satisfied. My only wish is that they would use a harder plastic on the outside case. Face it, everybody doesn't have the greatest backyard conditions and this allows you to travel. Don't forget to reset your location in your settings. Those planets and stars will be even more out of alignment. Even at the price you pay it still is very necessary.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced
    Functional, yes, but terribly overpriced. Read more

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    19. Meade PL 5mm Eyepiece (1.25")
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $60.00
    Asin: B00004VUMB
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade Plossl 5mm eyepiece offers a magnifying power of 70x. It isspecifically designed for detailed imaging of the moon and planets. It fitsMeade telescopes. ... Read more

    Features

    • 4-element Plossl lens
    • High power
    • Designed for use with Meade telescopes
    • Useful in moon and planet observation
    • For steady atmospheric conditions

    Reviews (3)

    1-0 out of 5 stars horrible
    This eyepiece has such bad eye-relief that even if you push it into your eyesocket as hard as you can, you still can't see full field of view. the actual glass is only half the size of my 3.6 mm celestron nexstar pl. Also the quality of view(what little you can see of it with such small eye-relief that is) is also the worst i have seen in any eyepiece including some realy cheap eyepieces i have.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Probably not what you want
    I love the ETX 70, it's a cheap but good rich field telescope. But this isn't the best way to improve it. There are two problems really. The first is that the ETX 70 doesn't take this much magnification very well for various reasons, both optical and mechanical. The other is that the quality of this eyepiece is not good. Admittedly it's cheap, but for only a little more, you can buy a good quality orthoscopic (I'd recommmend a bit longer focal length). Or buy a barlow that doubles the magnification of your supplied 9mm eyepiece (so you can see for yourself what I mean about too much magnification) but also doubles your supplied 25mm to a very useful 28x so you don't waste your money.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very usable
    As is normal magnification = tube focal lenght / eyepiece focal length.You can see from the simple equation that this will give you good magnification, and it is a little more forgiving that a 4mm, and has a better magnification than a a larger eye piece.Being the standard 1.25" means that this eyepiece can be used by many telescopes, but keep in mind what it is designed for.I would say use this for zooming in to what you want to see close, but keep a larger mm eyepiece handy for just general panning around. ... Read more

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    20. Meade WA 18mm Eyepiece (1.25")
    by Meade
    Electronics
    list price: $75.00
    Asin: B00004VUMD
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Meade Plossl 18mm eyepiece yields extremely wide fields of view andis ideal for scanning star fields or for terrestrial applications. It offers amagnifying power of 19x. ... Read more

    Features

    • 4-element Plossl lens
    • Wide angle view
    • High power lens
    • For use with Meade telescopes
    • Useful in star field scoping

    Reviews (7)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Focal length matters
    This eyepiece apparently does not do too well in a short focal length telescope like the small refectors, and provides fuzzy edges.That would probably all go away on a longer focal length scope, say f/9 to f/15.Simpler (Fewer elements) eyepieces do not generally do as well on fast f/4 to f/8 scopes.But overall this is a fairly good eyepiece for lower powers.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Update after receiving the eyepiece
    This is an update of my review earlier. Now that I've received the eyepiece and had a chance to try it, I'm disappointed. The outer 25-30% of it's 67 degree field is severely distorted. This means it has no more real useable FOV than a standard plossl.4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome field of view and it won't empty your wallet.
    This works just fine in my ETX 125 and also worked well in an 8" LX.Yeah, the box will say for ETX 60 and 70. But, Don't worry about it. If your scope takes a 1.25" eye piece, It will work.It's also true this is not the six element eyepiece. It is a four element version. But, It is has same wide 67 degree field of view and it's 1/3 the price. The coatings are good, the image is nice right to the edge, and it has ample eye relief.Although this is not the best eyepiece I've looked through, it offers a very pleasing veiw.A lot of bang for the buck. I'm glad I got one. I should have got two.If you have a binoviewer a pair of these would be real nice. ... Read more

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