Re: Optical Instruments

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Tue Aug 27 2002 - 02:04:11 EDT

  • Next message: paul: "8305PG 27aug"

    > I have an interest in acquiring a Meade ETX telescope in the next several
    > months for the purpose of satellite tracking.  I realize that one of its
    > shortfalls is that it can't track very well near zenith on low-flying
    > objects (i.e., ISS, Shuttle, etc.) for reasons that I perfectly
    > understand.  That's O.K. with me.  But is there any other flaws in the
    > ETX line that I should be made aware of (again, for the main purpose of
    So have I. In April or May 2001 Sky&Telescope had a review, where they found
    that RA/Dec positioning could go to the same, but incorrect, RA/dec repeatedly.
    Has this error been eliminated?
    Does it only affect hand- not computer- control?
    Can it be avoided with incremental positioning (if available) from a recognized
    Can it be avoided with altaz positioning (if available) ?
    Meade does not publish ANY mail address for technical questions. Will they
    answer snail mail?
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Aug 27 2002 - 02:12:34 EDT