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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a book to make justice to the ETX�s, 24 April 2004
This review is from: Using the Meade Etx: 100 Objects You Can Really See With The Mighty Etx (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
If like me you are a beginner on astronomy, and you are looking for a book
that will be more informative than the feeble reference manual that isprovided with your ETX.
Then there is more and better information available free on MikeWeasner's terrific website (referenced on almost every page of thebook).
Also Meade's web site "F.A.Q", will provide you with all the settingsrequired in order to setup the ETX's
Another book I recommend, that was written for the Meade ETX is "The ETXGuide"
For more experienced users of telescopes, "Using the Meade ETX..." isinappropriate the technical information, is sparse there are badillustrations, no hints in fact it contains nothing but ridiculouslysimple explanations.
If you want to know anything about accessories, programming the AutoStar,what the inside of the ETX looks like, CCD imaging, or similar topics,then you won't find it in the book. If you want a good astronomy book,consider "The Backyard Astronomer's Guide" or "NightWatch".
I have had my ETX125 for only 3weeks and I have found more useful info onthe above sites and with the "The ETX Guide" than this book.
In summary, there is no need to buy this book, save your money, try thealternatives I suggest.
Let me Know your opinion.
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