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Subject: Meade DS-10
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.58.178)
Date: 08/23/2004 10:42:09 am PDT
Ditto these other comments. I'm very pleased with this light bucket in the year I've had it. I need to get some tube rings, though. Also, the tracking is faulty, partly due to my poor alignment skills.
Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.128.99
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.77.233)
Date: 03/12/2009 08:27:56 am PDT
>The Meade DS-10 is my first "real" telescope. I bought it used about 2 years ago for $500. The striking quality of the scope is it's weight. I have since added tube rings to allow the tube to rotate (BIG improvement!), a two-inch focuser, a telrad and an 9x60 right-angle finder. The mount was in fair condition and I had to jam a couple of washers into the fixed altitude adjustment to firm it up. However, once I did that, the mount improved incredibly. As far as the optics, once cleaned, they were quite nice. Although I do not have alot to compare it to, I am pleased with the scope. Every night I take it out I get a little better at alignment, tracking, etc.
>Pros are LARGE aperture, solid mount (with modification), and fairly easy collimation. Cons are weight & portability, the AC drive which must be plugged into the wall (!) and the stock focuser and finder.
>Overall, a great piece of equipment for the price
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