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Orion Telescopes
Meade ETX90 AT 90mm GoTo Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
$899.98
3 easy payments of $299.99
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Expected Ship Date: 03/15/2024

  • 90mm (3.5") f/13.8 telescope optics with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for extremely bright images with high contrast and clarity
  • A full Go-To computerized telescope in an extremely compact form (weighs just 17 lbs. assembled!) - perfect for both the backyard and when traveling to dark sky locations!
  • Attach the included Film Solar Filter to view the sun safely - perfect for the 2024 solar eclipse! This solar filter is designed and manufactured in the USA.
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl telescope eyepiece, Red-dot Viewfinder, eyepiece accessory tray and chrome plated tubular steel tripod
  • Bonus accessories include a 1.25" moon filter, the MoonMap 260, and a smartphone photo adapter. A $50+ value!


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Item #  21345b
Mfg Model #  205010-07962

The iconic Meade ETX90 AT (f/13.8) GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope offers optical quality that has made it a standard in the industry. Features include Meade's best telescope optical coatings, an advanced Meade AudioStar GoTo computer handbox and an easy-to-use red-dot viewfinder along with a solid mount and tripod. If you are looking for a high-quality portable telescope absolutely loaded with features and the performance you desire, look no further.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical System

The optical path and components of the ETX telescope design

Designed in the USA.

The Meade ETX90 GoTo telescope features an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast. This makes it fantastic for brighter deep sky objects and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnification. The 90mm (3.5") telescope aperture has a focal length of 1250mm, f/13.8, and includes Meade's best Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). Use your smartphone or other dedicated astrophotography camera to take high quality solar system images including the rings of Saturn, cloud bands of Jupiter, and extremely high resolution details of the lunar surface.

The Meade AudioStar features audio files and an internal speaker.

This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GoTo and tracking capability, the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.

The Audiostar telescope hand controller database includes over 30,000 objects that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar Astronomer Inside technology features a built-in speaker that plays over four hours of educational content about the celestial objects you are viewing! This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing for a quick and easy telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object above the horizon in its database. In addition to GoTo and tracking capability, the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link the telescope with a PC using Meade's #505 connecting cable, and much more.

Standard equipment includes a Meade 884 telescope field tripod, Meade 26mm Series 4000 1.25" Super Plössl eyepiece (48X), Red-dot Finder, Smart Phone Adapter, Moon Filter, and Moon Map. The very stable tripod features chrome plated tubular steel legs and for the astrophotographer conveniently has a built-in wedge which can be used for polar alignment of the telescope. The ETX telescope is internally powered by 8 (user-supplied) AA batteries which will run it for approximately 20 hours under normal usage. An AC adapter is also available for separate purchase.

The similarly advanced telescope optical tube design incorporates a unique flip mirror mechanism, allowing light to either go to the comfortable 90 degree observing position of the eyepiece or the built-in camera attachment port at the rear of the telescope tube. Optional adapters are available for many popular camera models.

As a bonus, this special kit also includes a full aperture film solar filter that fits over the front of your ETX telescope. This Orion white-light solar filter is designed to see sunspots and granulation around the sun spots on the solar disk. It is not a Hydrogen-alpha filter which shows prominence and solar flare detail. For that type of solar viewing, consider upgrading to a Coronado Solar Telescope. Also included with the telescope is a glare-reducing moon filter to better observe the myriad details of the moon.

Orion assures that all solar filters are tested at specialized labs that are accredited to verify compliance with the ISO 12312-2 safety specifications for solar viewing.

Safety Film Solar Filter

Explore the fun of daytime astronomy with the included Safety Film Solar Filter.

In addition to stargazing at night, you can also use the ETX telescope for astronomy during daytime hours thanks to the included Safety Film Solar Filter, which lets you safely observe sunspots as they march across the surface of our nearest star. The solar filter rejects all harmful light from the Sun, while allowing a very small fraction of light to pass through, so you can safely enjoy the fun of daytime solar astronomy.

This solar filter is designed and manufactured in the USA.

The ETX telescope optical tube and motorized fork assembly weighs a mere 7 lbs. making the Meade ETX90 a world class performer in a very portable package.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    90mm
  • Focal length
    1250mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/13.8
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    N/A
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    48x
  • Resolving power
    1.29arc*sec
  • Highest useful magnification
    180x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    180x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.5
  • Front-end outside tube diameter
    4.10 in.
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    Easy (Two-Star) Align
  • Number of objects in database
    30,000+
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    1.50 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    11.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    7.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    10.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    17.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Safety Film Solar Filter, Moon Filter, SmartPhone Camera Adapter, Meade MoonMap 260
  • Other features
    Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), AudioStar Controller with multiple guided tours, Equatorial tilt plate (wedge) built into tripod
  • Warranty
    Meade-2 yrs/Orion-1 yr

ETX90 optical tube and fork arm assembly
Tripod
Tripod spreader accessory tray
AudioStar hand controller
26mm Super Plössl eyepiece
Finder scope
SmartPhone camera adapter
1.25" moon filter
MoonMap 260
Bubble level/Compass
Quick Start Guide
Solar Filter

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