What is the difference?
Dear Optics Planet,
I have been browsing your site for a telescope for a christmas present. I found both of the Meade 114EQ-AST and the 114EQ-A to be in my budget. I noticed that one is a short tube and one is a long tube. I was just wondering if there was any other difference between them? Would you recommend one of these for a beginner astronomer?
Both are good choices for a beginner - the short tube is more manageable, but the long tube version has a better, more stable mount. Be sure to check availability before ordering. After all, the real meaning of Christmas around here is telescopes!
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