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Meade ETX-80AT

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Overall 10
10

Great Portable Scope for Little $$!

philipjadler, B&H Photo
11 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have a Meade 8" LX10 SCT that has a super wedge and field tripod, but it weighs close to 60 lbs. I wanted something small and lightweight to take on a trip to Maine, and the fact that it has Go-To was a plus. A great scope for the $!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Telescope...

TheRadleys, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Altogether just a fantastic piece of equipment if using it for Astronomy or bird watching, it's a telescope for the beginner and the professional.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned for Credit

Mike W., B&H Photo
29 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The unit I received had a defective gear knob so it would not slew or stay in position. Also, the threaded parts like dew sheild and camera t-adapter were almost impossible to attach due to poor quality threading. The backpack quality is just okay. The idea of the etx-80 is great but this just felt cheap in every way. B&H customer service was great as always. They sent me a return authorization right away and even paid for the shipping on the return.
  • Pros: Compact
  • Cons: Cheap Plastic Materials, Poor Quality, Unstable
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Overall 10
10

As advertised and many Reviews

Bunker02, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The size of the scope is just right for using it often.I do often travel in Australia in a Caravan and easy to take along on my travels.The Auto Star is working just terrific.I did pay the same as USA customers and with shipping to Australia,I saved $160.00.the same item is in Adelaide shop $500.00. The shipping is just amazing taken only 7days with a tracking number and arrival on stated day.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

No Regrets

Farmer Ted, B&H Photo
20 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Excellent bang for the buck. I've had an ETX-70 for 10+ years. I bought this ETX-80 for my Dad knowing how much I like mine. I'm happy that Meade is still putting out quality stuff. This thing is built quite well and has a couple of features my old one didn't have. I really like it and my Dad loves it. No regrets.
  • Pros: Accurate, Built In Barlow Lens, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

product of pessima quality I do not indicate many defects of manufactures

ukbrazil, Ebay
4 January 2012
  • Summary: product with defect the remote control, does not function said with the salesman blocked it me for no to have some access and responsibility, it does not answer my email is with the product stopped without functions, therefore lives in the brazil and it does not exist I fix ,necessary that ebay helps irresponsible salesman
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Overall 10
10

Great Telescope for Price and Experience Level

jlds2009, Ebay
3 September 2011
  • Summary: Great telescope for a beginner like me. I use it with my son and we both love looking at the stars, specially the moon. If you live in the city like me it will be hard to see certain objects, but works perfect in clear and dark skies! So I definitely took this with me when I went out to the country where there is not much light pollution.
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Overall 4
4.0

quality problems

Kangum, B&H Photo
9 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This product is highly rated from numerous websites. The bottom line is people love this telescope. I owned this telescope and loved it. I felt that only the tripod felt cheap and weak. However after frequent use the telescope itself basically fell apart. It has a switch that activates the built in Barlow lens i think its called. anyway the screw fell out just from flipping the switch and the whole insides fell apart lens and all.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

See the heavens in just a few days

G the Astronomer, B&H Photo
3 October 2010
  • Excerpt: In just a few days I received my Meade ETX-80AT from B&H Photo. After receiving it in the mail I quickly had it up and running and the first thing I aimed in on was our majestic Moon Luna. Being the first time I laid eyes on her through an eyepiece of a telescope I was simply amazed at how crisp and clear I was seeing the surface of the Moon. I was breathless. I then aimed in on Jupiter and was again in awe, for I could clearly see four of Jupiter's moons.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great scope fot hicker/camper

Zebu, PhotoAlley.com
3 March 2008
  • Summary: comes with a tote bag for tripod but would recommend a case for the scope. Have talen it camping with a laptop and had great results
  • Pros: Accurate, Comfortable Eyepiece, Portable, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: None
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