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Subject: Moved Message
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.244.94)
Date: 08/02/2000 05:29:17 pm PDT
I keep reading often very bad comments about the Meade 178ED, but when I read something so stupid as a comparison with a 60mm refractor, I think it's about time I share the experiences we had with mine: For a while I've been reluctant to tell experienced friends what I was able to see with my 178ED because I knew it would sound unreal; but as of now, I have enough qualified whitnesses so I can tell. Regularly in good but not so fantastic skies, we can push the magnification of this instrument well beyond 900x (we use a Vixen Lanthanum 3.5mm with a barlow located ahead of the prism). This setup provides a very sharp picture of Saturn from wich any unexperimented observer can see 3 sub-structures of the rings while the more skilled ones can see 5. On Jupiter we initially saw a razor sharp picture of the shade of one of its moon being projected on the planet surface. Then, we had a very definite picture of that moon right in front of the Jupiter disk. At the same occasion, we had a 4-inches Takahashi and... sorry... there was simply no comparison. However great this little 4-inches is, it simply just wasn't able to achieve such a level of resolution. Period. Again, later in the night when the great Orion Nebulea showed up, once again the Meade 178ED demonstrated a clear supperiority over the 4-inches Takahashi. The big Meade just revealed infinitely much more details of the clouds and the structure, it was simply just not in the same category as the poor little 4-inches. What kind of 60mm refractor does that smart man own to equal or better that? Maybe you don't believe me? Just pay yourself a trip here and I will show you with pleasure.
Louis Morin
Lasalle, Quebec, Canada.


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Subject: Moved Message
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.222.132)
Date: 10/10/2001 12:52:09 pm PDT
i dont care what anyone says about this scope. good or bad one thing is for sure, it is not worth 10,000 dollars.


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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.88.217)
Date: 01/04/2002 06:07:05 am PDT
in response to the last comment. this is your brain, meade 7" apo for 2500 dollars. this is your brain on drugs, meade 7" apo for 10500 dollars. i definitley would buy this ota for 2500.


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Subject: Meade 178 ED
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.26.143)
Date: 10/13/2003 10:47:01 am PDT
I need to learn to type- resolution and sharpness are a solid "10", not "!)" as I typed it.


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