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Customer Reviews | 4 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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4 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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Great Scope
8/26/2009

Customer review by LukeSkywatcher

5.0 stars 8/26/2009 by LukeSkywatcher
by LukeSkywatcher

I just sold a Meade DS2114 reflector which was not very good for imaging. The ETX-80 I just got from Walmart which is a smaller scope, both objective and focal length, produces much sharper and clearer images with both my eyepiece imager, and digiscope camera adapter which is what I used with a cheep HP camera to snap this shot of the moon with.

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LukeSkywatcher
Planet Earth
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Pretty Cool For Us Beginners!!
5/3/2008

Customer review by TxDotJim

4.0 stars 5/3/2008 by TxDotJim
by TxDotJim

I realize there are better telescopes available. But for the beginner (like me), this scope works as advertised. My son and I had this thing out of the box and were looking at the rings of Saturn in about 45 minutes. Ok, my son had it looking at Saturn in 45 minutes. :-) I have always enjoyed looking at the night sky. Now I can actually see more than just tiny white dots. The GoTo feature works reasonably well. It gets you in the general area. This is helpful if you, like me, find it difficult to point to anything but the moon in the sky. The tripod is not real sturdy. The focus knob and the knob for the built-in Barlow feel inexpensive(cheap), but overall quality is good for an entry level telescope. I would recommend this scope to anyone that is looking for an introductory telescope that is fairly simple to use and has the GoTo feature that will have you looking at things you only imagined.

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TxDotJim
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Starter Scope
2/4/2008

Customer review by Sailor70623

3.0 stars 2/4/2008 by Sailor70623
by Sailor70623

While better than the small cheap children's scopes, this is still a starter scope. The 90mm is a far better deal. You will out grow this scope fast. If you can afford it go for the ETX127. This scope could last you a life time. The GO-TO feature works, but you must calibrate the motors correctly and the instructions aren't that good. Better instructions so that you can get the Auto Star to work right are available on line. Try Weasner's site on the ETX scopes. Believe me, save a little more dough up and get a bigger scope. Diameter is everything when you are trying to see things.

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Sailor70623
Leroy, Mi.
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:7 - 8 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
telescope fun
3/7/2008

Customer review by kayo1

5.0 stars 3/7/2008 by kayo1
by kayo1

My husband has had a blast with this product. It was very easy to assemble and start using with the quick start guide. My husband has told all his friends and they are considering buying similar products. We will spend a lot of time this summer star gazing. The telescope is easy to operate and the pre-programmed sites are great. Excellent product for the price.

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kayo1
Waynesville, MO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days