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Meade ETX 90PE UHTC Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Blue Tube, Tripod, AutoStar GOTO Controller Product Info

Meade ETX 90 PE Telescopes - Until now, the Stargazer's two biggest challenges to enjoying the night sky have been aligning their telescope and finding objects. Meade ETX-90 PE telescopes represent the finest family of Meade Maksutov telescopes - Meade ETX Telescopes taken to the next level in the newest Meade ETX Premier Edition telescopes series.

Meade ETX90 PE Premier Edition Astronomical Telescopes available:

  • 3514-03-55: Meade ETX-90 PE Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ UHTC - BLUE TUBE - Classic Meade Blue Optical Tube w/ Tripod, AutoStar GOTO Controller, AutoAlign, SmartFinder, AutoStar Suite

Meade ETX 90 PE Premier Edition Telescope has the same great feature as Meade ETX-90AT Astro Telescope (Premium Meade Defruction-Limited Optics, Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design, Oversized primary Mirror, Motorized Dual-Axis Drive System, Flip-Mirror System) PLUS additional features, that make Meade ETX PE Telescopes totally plug-and-play and more user-friendly. The advantages of Meade ETX-PE Premium Edition Telescopes are: Meade AutoAlign, Meade SmartFinder, Meade Deluxe Autostar Computer Controller #497 (with 30,0000 objects database). Meade ETX PE Premier Edition automatically levels your telescope, points it to North and sets the time. You just enter your location or zip code. After your Meade ETX-PE Computerized Telescope completes its patented Level North automatic alignment procedure it will point to the first alignment star, use the new wide-field Meade SmartFinder to center the red dot over the alignment stars for ultra-precise pointing accuracy. Use Meade Autostar Controller #497 to guide the universe with a push of a button.

Meade ETX 90 PE Telescope with AutoAlign comes pre-aligned. Meade AutoAlign makes set-up and alignment of the Meade ETX PE Premier Edition Autostar Telescope virtually a no-brainer. Just enter your city or ZIP Code and you are good to go. Meade AutoAlign Technology will automatically align your Meade ETX 90 PE Telescope and find two fine-tuning stars for you. Once aligned, simply push the GoTo button to see your choice of over 30,000 objects in the night sky. What is alignment anyway? To give you a guided tour of the universe, your telescope needs to know its bearings. Things like location, time, and date all affect where heavenly objects can be found at any given moment. Telescope Alignment is simply a way to synchronize your telescope with the night sky. Meade has patented the simplest, and most effective alignment procedure in the world. All Meade ETX PE Premier Edition AutoStar Telescopes feature Meade Auto Align alignment procedure. Meade Telescopes with AutoAlign are smart scopes that perform this simple procedure for you automatically.

Meade Telescope ETX90 PE also features Meade SmartFinder - the easiest way to center a star. Meade Smart Finder Red Dot Scope helps novices with one of the early frustrating parts of astronomy: centering objects in the finder scope. To the veteran, this is easy. But to a novice it can feel like looking for stars through a drinking straw. By contrast, Meade 's unique red dot finderscope lets you look at a wide field of the sky with both eyes open. You simply center the red dot on the object you want to see. Then look through your telescope eyepiece and it will be there.

Meade Deluxe AutoStar Controller # 497 - the heart of Meade ETX PE Computer Guided Telescopes - finds things in the night sky for you. Meade AutoStar Computer Controller # 497 helps you quickly find, and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky (classic Meade ETX Telescopes come with Meade Autostar #494 with 1,400 objects database) . View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets... all at the push of a button. Meade AutoStar is pre-programmed with several guided tours, including the popular Tonight's Best. Let Meade AutoStar take you on a guided tour of the best objects for that particular night. Meade AutoStar grows with you. Meade AutoStar Update lets you connect to the internet to download new software versions (Meade Autostar #497 ONLY), special guided tours, and timely objects like satellites and comets right to your AutoStar controller. All for free. You can also learn to create and download personalized tours of your favorite objects. So your Meade AutoStar will get better and better with no added investment but your time. Meade Autostar Computer Controller also keeps objects in the eyepiece. With a manual telescope, the earth's rotation causes objects to move quickly out of your field of view. Not with Meade ETX PE AutoStar Telescopes. Meade Autostar tracks objects automatically, keeping them dead center in your eyepiece for viewing or astrophotography.

All Meade ETX and Meade ETX PE Telescopes come with Meade UHTC Coatings. Meade UHTC is a series of exotic optical coatings precisely tuned to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance of Meade ETX Telescopes. Image brightness is increased by nearly 15% over standard Meade coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae as observed through your Meade ETX or Meade ETX-PE will be dramatically brighter. Even observations of the Moon and planets will benefit in increased image brightness from the full spectrum of light transmission.

All Meade ETX-PE Autostar UHTC Telescopes come with Meade 884 Field Tripod, Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Meade 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece. With Meade ETX PE Telescopes are also included Instructional DVD, PC Interface Cable and 8x25 Right Angle Viewfinder.

Specifications for Meade ETX 90 PE Astro Telescopes Premier Edition 35140355:

Type:   Maksutov-Cassegrain
Objective:   90 mm (3.5")
Maximum Useful Magnification:  250x
Mount:   Fork Mount
Finder Scope:   SmartFinder RedDot
Focal Length:   1250 mm
Product Weight:   21 lbs.
Limiting Magnitude:   11.7
Focal Ratio:   f/13.8
Eyepiece Format:   1.25"
Astro Photography:   Yes
Goto:   Yes
Eyepieces Included:   26mm Super Plossl (48x)

Meade ETX-90 AT telescopes vs. Meade ETX-90 PE Telescopes

PE or not PE? Stepping up to the Meade ETX-90 PE from the ETX-90AT makes telescope alignment quicker and easier. With the ETX-90 PE, there is no need to point your scope north, no need to level the telescope, no need to set the time as with the AT. Your Meade ETX 90 PE does all this for you. In addition, the ETX-90 PE a sophisticated red dot finder scope (Smartfinder) which is much easier to use than the standard 8x21 finder scope on the AT version. Lastly, the ETX-90 Premier Edition comes with a PC interface cable (not included on the ETX-90 AT). This cable allows you to download the latest software upgrades available from the website. Your Meade PE telescope will always be current.  If you like tweaking with your telescope and / or you are on the budget, a standard Meade ETX Telescope is a great choice.  If you love gadgets and the latest technology or want to simplify and speed up the initial setup of your telescope, we highly recommend one of our Meade ETX Premier Edition telescopes - it is definitely worth the deference in price.

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Meade ETX Premier Edition Videos offers a complete line of original Meade ETX Premium Edition PE Telescope Accessories you need for your Meade ETX-90PE, , Meade ETX-125PE Telescopes. We carry a huge selection of real Meade Telescope Accessories for your Meade ETX Premium Edition PE Telescopes in stock - Meade Telescope Eyepieces, Filters, Camera Adapters, Tripods, Meade Telescope carry bags and hard cases, Meade ETX PE/ AT Telescope Dewshields, AC adapters, cables, power cords, GPS Autostar, Meade Autostar Suite including LPI Imager, Meade ETX Electric Focusers, Meade 45° Erecting Prisms, Meade 2x Short Barlow Lens, Meade ETX-90/125 T-Adapter, and more.

Please, note: Meade ETX PE Premier Edition Telescope Accessories are OPTIONAL Telescope accessories.

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(These optional Meade Telescope Accessories can be used with Meade ETX-90AT/ ETX-125AT Telescopes as well.)

Features of meade ETX-90-PE Premier Edition GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes:

  • Meade AutoAlign
  • Meade SmartFinder (Red Dot Finder)
  • Meade Deluxe AutoStar Controller with over 30,000 Object Database
  • Meade Patented Level North Alignment Technology
  • Electronic Level Sensor
  • Electronic Magnetic North Sensor
  • High Precision Internal Clock
  • PEC (Periodic Error Correction)
  • Meade UHTC Optical Coatings - to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance
  • Premium Meade Diffraction-Limited Optics
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
  • Oversized Primary Mirror - larger than listed aperture to capture more light
  • Flip-Mirror System - permits viewing either straight through or at a 90° position. Allows camera attachment with optional T-adapter #64T
  • Motorized Dual-Axis Drive System - permit electronic operation in either altazimuth or equatorial mode

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Meade ETX 90PE UHTC Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Blue Tube, Tripod, AutoStar GOTO Controller Comments

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Helpful Positive Review Nice mid level scope. by Legacy Reviewer, December 31, 2007
This is my second scope. My first was a wal-mart special meade. I was looking for a nice mid-level scope to do further astrophotgraphy with and get deeper into viewing the sky. This scope is very nice. It has all the features you would want in a mid-...
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Most Recent Review Ross by Legacy Reviewer, March 14, 2008
Very Satisfied
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