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Meade RG 880 - a vintage classic

Started by calbear72, 02/08/2018 07:55AM
Posted 02/08/2018 07:55AM | Edited 02/08/2018 08:07AM Opening Post
Hello -- I am new to Astromart. I have finally dusted off my Meade Research Grade 880 telescope. Take a look at it in the classified section. I know little about the capabilities of this telescope, though I have been told that it represents the "state of the art" at the time that it was produced. I have been able to see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter from by back yard (not much light contamination). Looking at the moon requires the use of sun glasses. It there a filter that would be appropriate for looking at the moon? Any suggestions will be warmly received.

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Posted 02/08/2018 02:33PM #1
That IS the most beautiful and complete RG Meade I have ever seen advertised!! I would love to have that in my office, but it is so far away.

I hope it gets used, but stays preserved for a long, long time.

Just a few thoughts:

8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
grin Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
shocked Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
wink Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
smile My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics