Meade Celestron

Meade Celestron

What's better, a Meade Super Plossl, a Celestron X-cel, or a UO Ortho?

I am looking to buy a good eyepiece for looking at planets at high power. I need one that is around 5mm. I am considering a Meade Super Plossl (5.5mm), a Celestron X-cel, or a University Optics Abbe Orthoscopic. Which …

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Meade Etx

Meade Etx

Has anybody bought a meade etx 90 telescope? UK?

I am looking to spend about £300 any ideas websites etc thanks

I once owned the original ETX90 telescope. Its excellent optics helped a lot to get me back into astronomy, but eventually I became frustrated by its poor mount, poor focuser, and poor …

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Reflector Telescope

Would you recommend the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altaz Reflector Telescope?

From looking on Amazon, it seems pretty good, and it is not hugely expensive. Thanks.

No. The tripod and mount are terrible. Get the Orion SkyScanner 100mm reflector instead:
http://www.telescope.com/control/telescopes/dobsonian-telescopes/orion-skyscanner-100mm-tabletop-reflector-telescope
For the same money you get a larger parabolic mirror and a more …

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Maksutov Cassegrain

Whats a better telescope for viewing, a 114mm 4.5 reflector or a 90mm 3.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain? both are 325x?

I know on light gathering of course, the refelctor wins.

but what benifits does a Maksutov-Cassegrain have over a basic reflector,other then price. is there that much of a diffrence between them in planet views …

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