Meade ETX90 PE telescope
The Meade ETX90 PE telescope is a very popular Meade telescope and the perfect telescope for the amateur astronomer. The Meade ETX90 differs from most telescopes because searching objects and aligning the telescope with the Autostar controller has never been so easy. The motorized telescope has a database of 30,000 objects. You press a button and tell the telescope what object you wish to see, and the Meade ETX 90 telescope will do the rest!
Finding objects made easy
You want to see deep-space galaxies? Just push the button and the telescope moves and focuses on the deep sky galaxy of your choice. You want to see the moon, or Jupiter, or other stars? Select the object that you want to see and push the button, the Meade ETX90PE AutoStar controller will automatically point your telescope to the desired object and places it right in your eyepiece.
What makes this telescope so special?
Question: Anonymous, 4 August 2012 Does this telescope take pictures or do you have to attach a camera to it somehow? And if so are there any particular cameras that are more compatible than others? Answer: You have to connect a camera to it. You can use a standard DSRL camera. You will need a t2 ring and camera adapter.
Question: P B, 20 November 2011 Does this telescope need mains supply electricity, or can it be powered by battery or car battery? Answer: This telescope can be supplied both with batteries as well as a 12V adapter.
Question: nick, 10 November 2011 Is this telescope powerful enough to capture a reasonable image of saturn inc rings via a slr?? im new to this and am currently using a very old telescope from when i was i child and i am looking for a new up to date and good quility item. Answer: The Meade ETX90 is powerful enough to capture a reasonable image of the Saturn rings via digital single reflex camera. Being a catadioptric and thus all-round telescope, the ETX90 will be able to capture these images well.
J Richards, 5 October 2011
What do I need to connect the telescope to a laptop?
You would need the following accessories:
and if your laptop does not support serial (like most modern laptops) you would also need the following: www.telescopeplanet.co.uk/meade-505-astrofinder-software-cable-connector-kit-for-etx/accessories/meade-usb-rs232-adapter
shawn, 31 March 2011
can you connect a digital slr to this telescope?
Yes you can, you would need the following accessories:
and www.telescopeplanet.co.uk/marumi-t2-ring specifically for your SLR
|Bearings in Azimuth / RA||Nylon|
|Bearings in elevation / DEC||Nylon|
|Slow motion controls||Electric, 9-speed dual-axis|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Objective diameter ø||90 mm|
|Minimum focus distance||3,5 m|
|Focal length||1250 mm|
|Primary mirror||Pyrex Glass|
|Diameter secondary mirror||27,9 mm|
|Correction lens||BK-7 optical glass, Grade A|
|Magnitude limit||8,9 mag.|
|Resolving power||1,3 arcsecond|
|Maximum useful magnification||180×|
|Focal ratio||1 : 14|
|Eyepiece diameter ø||1,25″|
|Number of eyepieces||1 pc.|
|Hemisphere operation||Northern and Southern|
|RA/AZ motor drive system||DC servo motors|
|Autostar objects||30000 objects|
|DEC/EL motor drive system||DC servo motors|
|Suitable for||advanced users|
|Easy to transport|
|Easy to set up|
|Easy to use|
|Deep space observation|
|Deep space photography|
|Daytime terrestrial observation|