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Meade 8" GPS

Started by davidcolton, 08/01/2002 06:03PM
Posted 08/01/2002 06:03PM Opening Post
Over the past several months I've posted a couple of questions about scopes, as I plan to buy a new one this fall. I was leaning toward a Televue 102, but with Celestron's $500 rebate, I'm now considering buying their 8" SCT. Along comes Meade with with their rebate offer (ain't competition wonderful). I checked this forum, but surprisingly, there really hasn't been much discussion about this particular model.

So my question is, how do users of the Meade 8" GPS SCT rate the scope? What are its strengths and what are its limitations? In particular, how would you rate contrast? (I'm thinking of buying a Televue everbright diagonal with whichever scope I purchase, as I understand it improves contrast.) Mechanical problems, etc.

Thanks. Dave C

P.S. I've really found the feedback of contributors to this forum very helpful.