Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope
Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope
The Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope continues to be a reliable source for beginner astronomers, providing the utmost in quality, performance, and value. These treasured scopes are among the best a beginner astronomer can aspire to use and are fully capable of retaining their value for your entire observing and imaging career.
This large 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope connects the portability of the ETX with Meade's premium optics. Enjoy detailed close-up views of the Moon and planets, and be amazed by the stunning views of star clusters, nebulae and more!
The ETX 125 Observer comes loaded and ready to use with an array of accessories and additions. From the built-in Flip Mirror to the red dot finder, each accessory packaged with this scope is of great use and greater quality!
Features of the Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope
- Red Dot Finder- Included with its own mounting bracket, easily mount it to the telescope. Makes for accurate and reliable guiding.
- Flip Mirror- Use an eyepiece and a camera simultaneously for capturing breath-taking astrophotography images!
- AudioStar Controller- Not only does it find and track objects in the night sky for you, but it also has a number of features such as 30,000 plus objects in database, a built-in speaker and over 4 hours of audio content that educates you about the objects you observe.
OPT Product Number: ME-205005
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Specialized Multi-layered coating that are preciesely designed to improve the performance of your telescopes optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine details in nebulas, and more surface features on planets with UHTC than without. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.
|Eyepiece(s) Included||26mm & 9mm Super Plossls|
|Finder Included||Red Dot Finder|
|Hand Controller Included||AudioStar|
|Mount Design||Alt Azimuth|
|Mount Type||Computerized GoTo|
|Objects in Database||Over 30000|
|Optical Coatings||Multi Coated|
|Optical Design||Maksutov Cassegrain|
|Software Included||AutoStar Suite|
|Telescope Aperture||127 mm (5")|
|Telescope Focal Length||1900mm|
|Telescope Focal Ratio||f/15|
|Telescope Series||Meade ETX|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
- ETX125 Observer Telescope 127 mm (5 inches).
- Mounting Platform.
- Steel Field Tripod.
- 1.25-inch Eyepiece No. 1: 9 mm Super Plossl.
- 1.25-inch Eyepiece No. 2: 26 mm Super Plossl.
- Audio-Star Hand Controller.
- Bubble Level.
I gave this a 4 star but in realty I'd give it a 3 1/2 star if that was an option. I would like to start with the negatives first. I really feel if you are going to spend $700 plus for a telescope Meade should have included the power supply with it. With that said, purchasing the correct power supply is a must. Just because it fits doesn't mean it is correct and can cause damage to your telescope. I would suggest you purchase the appropriate power supply before trying to polar align the scope. I attempted to get my scope polar aligned with just a brand new pack of batteries. It never happened and it took awhile to realize it was lacking power. It needed a power supply to give it enough power to work correctly. I purchased the ETX125 in hopes to be able to take some decent images of deep space objects and so on but it has been a journey finding the right adapters and set up to accomplish my goals . I do wish Meade provided more information on this subject in the instruction manual. I also think the port for the camera option is a bad design, especially if you are wanting to photograph objects straight up in the sky. That was not thought out very well. The port for the eye piece seems to be a better solution as far as weight and angles but then you run into other issues. The issues can be overcome but only with many hours spent researching. It would be nice if Meade provided more detailed video's in the use of their product. My final negative for now is that I wish Meade created a carrying case for this scope. I do understand that some may not want to spend more on the price if the case was included but having an option to buy a case separately, would be a huge bonus for those who travel with it. The pluses.... It is easy enough to move yet built solid. The aesthetics are pleasing; that helps since it is in my living room for all to see. For its size you can certainly see some really nice clear objects through it. I didn't really know if I would like the 'go to' capabilities because the hunt is half the fun for me but I have found that it doesn't completely take that away. I can still hunt if I so desire but its there if I need it. Overall I am having fun and enjoying the night sky. Once I get all the other stuff worked out I'll like it even more. For the price, its a good scope.
i bought my etx125 back in 2006. being a carpenter, i built a nice wooden case to put it in when not in use or to transport on camping trips. dawn thing still works like new.!!
I'm an old man used to an old way. Just don't like computer driven telescopes. I thought I was ordering what I saw in the picture, just a better scope. I didn't know I was paying for the same scope, just with a computer. I'll probably get used to it all. But right now, it's frustrating to use.