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Meade DS-2130ATS-TC 130mm 5.0" GoTo Computerized AutoStar Altazimuth Reflector Telescopes
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Most Helpful Positive Review Good for Beginners
For setup, it would be nice to have a flat spot on the mount on which to pu...
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Most Helpful Negative Review DOA Unable To Revive
Got this telescope for my adult daughter for christmas. It was easy to asse...
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Good for Beginners

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 7, 2011
For setup, it would be nice to have a flat spot on the mount on which to put a level. Navigation of the menu takes some getting used to. Red dot sight brightness is fixed and makes it difficult to use with dim stars.
Pros: cost, computer controls
Cons: cumbersome setup...
Would recommend: Yes
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Meade Creates Outstanding Products

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 19, 2011
Was a Christmas present. Had been pre-opened. Wife was very disappointed that it was not new. It cost $85.00 to insure and return. Be sure you know what you are getting.
Pros: Star, Nebulae, Planet Location
Cons: Involved alignment process...
Would recommend: No
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Meade DS-2120ATS-TC 130mm AutoStar

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 8, 2011
Meade technology is superb! We have a Meade Refractor telescope. Used re-packaged product! Was a Christmas Present for my wife. Returned to Optics Planet for refund minus shipping and product insurance. Great experiences with Meade products; bad experience with Optics Planet!
Pros: Excellent Quality
Cons: Re-packaged Christmas Present...
Would recommend: No
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Great purchase

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 20, 2010
I'm happy with this new acquisition...
Would recommend: Yes
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DOA Unable To Revive

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, FL Written on February 1, 2009
Got this telescope for my adult daughter for christmas. It was easy to assemble, but the alignment procedure couldn't complete due to a motor failure. The Meade customer service line wasn't open until 4 days after Christmas, but on the fifth day the wait wasn't too long considering that they had a high volume of calls. The rep was very apologetic and exchanged to motor unit through the mail. A couple of weeks later the new unit came, but this unit wouldn't power up with the LNT unit plugged in. Even with the LNT unit removed, the new unit still had a motor failure. With 2 DOA units, I gave up. OpticsPlanet accepted the return with a full refund with no hassles. Customer service from both Meade and OpticsPlanet were good. Product was useless.
Pros: Good Customer Service
Cons: Never Worked...
Would recommend: No
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