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Improving Meade finderscope on ETX 90

Started by jmb, 03/08/2009 02:49PM
Posted 03/08/2009 02:49PM Opening Post

I picked up an older Mead ETX 90 Astro. It has a motorized fork mount, but does not have the ability to be connected to the 497 controller and is not a go to scope. I got it for a quick grab and go, but it is extremely frustrating to use. The little straight through finder is a very poor design. Any suggestions for improving ease of use and finder would be appreciated. Thanks!
Posted 03/09/2009 06:29AM #1
That's a great idea. I never thought of that. I will give it a try. Thanks Peter!
Posted 03/09/2009 11:14AM #2
Meade makes (or did make) an upgrade right angle
finder. I switched to that and was much
happier with it. The right angle one needed
a little TLC and collimation work on the
little mirror inside, but in the end its
quite a decent little finder.
Posted 06/03/2009 09:49PM #3
Out in Southern California, a lot of ETX users use the Rigel QuickFinder:

It is tall enough to get away from the telescope tube and works great.