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Meade DS-2114ATS-LNT 114mm GoTo Computer Telescope 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector w/ Meade Autostar Controller, LNT, SmartFinder 20123
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Most Helpful Positive Review Meade DS 2114 ATS/LNTand Similar Telescopes
This product can provide hours of sky scanning enjoyment. But be aware that any good telescope requires practice. You can find the moon and be awed ...
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Meade DS 2114 ATS/LNTand Similar Telescopes

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on July 27, 2007
This product can provide hours of sky scanning enjoyment. But be aware that any good telescope requires practice. You can find the moon and be awed by its landscape straight out of the box; but beyond that this scope is best enjoyed after investing the time to master its operation.

Set-Up
Physical set up is relatively easy. The assembled unit is light and easy to move about. But careful reading of the manual, and watching the accompanying DVD, will reveal that this is only the start. Like all intricate instruments, much more adjustment is required than the advertising indicates. None of this is "rocket science;" it just take time and some care. Meade also maintains an excellent web site and forum with many active scope users happy to offer suggestions and help.

Telescope Basics
The mount and tripod offer vibration-free viewing. The motor is good but Meade also offers an improved 2114 model with an upgraded finder system (model# 20125), mount and motor. It is worth purchasing the upgrade for even better performance because the original 2114’s motor will not keep an object exactly centered in the eyepiece. This means continuous, if minor, adjustments; especially when using the higher powered 9.6 mm eyepiece.

The two Super Plossl lenses that come with the scope are more than enough to get you started. They offer bright viewing, excellent contrast, show no chromatic problems and are easy on the eye for extended viewing. The mirror provides a bright image. Of c...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Great technology for low cost

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on July 25, 2007
I am convinced that it is the best option between telescopes of this type
Pros: Is easy, simple to use, excellent to travel with us
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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red dot finder

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on July 24, 2007
The red dot finder,when used, is supposed to put the object that you are trying to view in the field of view in the telescope hasn't worked. Depending on where you site through the lens, the object can be off as much as 6" to 8". I have talked to your support department and they tell me that if it is in the red dot lens then it can be view through the telescope........."not so". I have contacted Meade support and never received a reply.
Cons: red dot finder...
Would recommend: No
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