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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.5 / 5
Usability 4.4 / 5
Features 4.5 / 5
Value for your money 4.5 / 5
Meets expectations 4.4 / 5

Meade ETX-80 AT-TC-BB Astro Telescope Autostar Backpack Edition w/ Tripod, Backpack, No Case Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 10 out of 20

Etx-80

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: irfantasneem (verified customer) from Islamabad on Sep 29, 2013
Pros:  Terrestrial & astronomical use , autostar controller
Cons:  Focus knob requires 20 complete cycles to go from one end to the other.
Would recommend:  yes

irfantasneem wrote:

It's a cute little telescope with quality optics. The computerized hand controller is really helpful. Highly portable. Great value for money. Recommended in it's price class.

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Nice Traveling Observatory

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Sebastian (verified customer) , Casual Sky & Bird watcher, from Malaysia on Feb 25, 2013
Pros:  Stable, Good Optics
Cons:  Perhaps a 100mm model will draw more attention
Would recommend:  yes

Sebastian wrote:

This is a very nice scope. No doubt about it. It have 80mm achromatic doublets that show a whole of detail of planets and deep space. Compact enough to bring to travel around. HD tripod is much more stable that the travel tripod, but if you are always on the go, the TC will suite you better. If it comes with a 100mm optics, it sure hell hard to beat with such specification

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Nice telescope for price

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Sebastian (verified customer) , Casual Sky & Bird watcher, from Malaysia on Dec 2, 2012
Pros:  Compact, easy to use
Cons:  Chromatic aberation
Would recommend:  yes

Sebastian wrote:

This telescope is very good for the price. It's very small and compact and yet packed a 80mm double achromatic objective. Viewing saturn and jupiter is very nice with much of the cloud band details showing. The built in barlow is not recommeded to be use, best if can get an extra barlow of higher quality as internal barlow increase chromatic aberation by a lot. The included tripod is quite stable for those who need stable observatory. Very nice telescope for the price

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Decent

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:3 / 5
Meets expectations:3 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: gb93 (verified customer) from Alexandria, Virginia on Apr 30, 2012
Would recommend:  yes

gb93 wrote:

Easy to set-up; compact. Not yet sure the Go-to feature is worthwhile.

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Feature packed mini telescope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Peter Tos (verified customer) , Sky & Bird watcher, from Oregon on Feb 6, 2012
Pros:  Accurate Go-To, Compact
Cons:  Noisy
Would recommend:  yes

Peter Tos wrote:

This Telescope is the ultimate solution for compact & feature packed entry level telescope. Has a 80mm objective that can show quite an extensive details of messier object with ease. Viewing planets with high contrast, but there is present of chromatic aberation. Go To is quite accurate & has internal battery that can store time. Great deal for the price

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Good Telescope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: lissy65 (verified customer) from Lakeview, OR on Jan 10, 2012
Would recommend:  yes

lissy65 wrote:

An excellent telescope for amateur astronomers.Difficult to use at first but overall good for the price.

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Great Little Travel Scope

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Sebastian (verified customer) , Casual Sky & Bird watcher, from Malaysia on Jul 26, 2011
Pros:  Good Optics
Cons:  Tends to vibrate while focusing
Would recommend:  yes

Sebastian wrote:

This scope is great. It has 80mm achromatic refractor which gather decent amount of light. Only problem is the tripod is vibrating a lot while focusing the telescope. Maybe because of the small travel tripod version. Hope this is not an issue with HD tripod. Overall a good scope

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Great place to shop!

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: BehnZarecky from Bloomington MN on Mar 10, 2011
Would recommend:  yes

BehnZarecky wrote:

the shipping was very fast, carefully packed and clearly marked that it contained something very sensitve. had my telescope up and running the night i recieved it.

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Meade ETX-80 AT-TC-BB

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: BBTraveler (verified customer) , Science Specialist and Amateur Astronomer, from Copiague, NY on Feb 24, 2011
Pros:  Compact, light, nice optics, super value, fun!
Cons:  None
Would recommend:  yes

BBTraveler wrote:

I have had this scope for over two years and it has been so much fun to use. Very nice optics, super light and great accessories. Autostar is wonderful and the instructional videos make it a breeze to get familiar with its features.The wide field of view with the 26mm eyepiece makes "set-up" alignment very easy. Battery life is exceptional. The number of turns on the focusing knob takes a while to get used to when you use the internal flip Barlow. It comes with everything you need to get going though I've added Meade Series 4000 40mm and 6.4mm eyepieces, as well as moon filters. You are not limited to just the moon and planets with this little scope either and the "Tonight's Best" guided tour is a great feature. The scope packs up in the quality backpack beautifully and I have recommended this scope to educational organizations for their Astronomy programs. It also make a great spotting scope.

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Not bad

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: pijin (verified customer) , New to astronomy. First substantial scope., from Destin, FL on Feb 3, 2011
Pros:  Fairly simple setup, great portability.
Cons:  Design prevent pointing above 80deg. Cheap/poor battery pack design.
Would recommend:  yes

pijin wrote:

Scope presents good magnification and is fairly easy to use. Was able to see Jupiter's moons (as dots). A few drawbacks that could be improved: 1. The supplied 9v (6x1.5AA) battery pack. The connections are recessed and just putting the batteries in did not work. They have to be nudged and rolled in 3 of the seatings. When I first received the scope it took me a voltmeter and 20 minutes to make the battery pack work. 2. The eyepiece on the back of the scope prohibits it from tilting above 80 deg. Although the scope and mountings are compact, I wish the designer had developed a way to provide sufficient clearance for this. So I have to wait a little while for object directly overhead. No biggie, but a nagging irritation. 3. Instructions could be more clear/detailed. Especially regarding the allignment/calibration. 4. A bit noisy. For a scope this price no big surprise, but when tracking it makes CONSTANT noise, instead of adjusting every 5-10 seconds. 5. Focus is ...
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Reviews - Meade ETX-80 AT-TC-BB Astro Telescope Autostar Backpack Edition w/ Tripod, Backpack, No Case - UPC: 709942990218