Finder Scope for Meade LX70 Refractor

The Meade LX70 Refractor came with finder scope but realized it would be difficult to use with the telescope was pointed straight up.  I remember purchasing an Orion Right-Angle Finder Scope earlier and it didn’t work out.  So, I found it and it easily fit on the LX70 Refractor.

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Finderscope for Meade ETX-90

When I had my last observing session, I was very frustrated by the straight-through finderscope on the ETX-90.  I noticed there was a Meade right-angle finderscope but it wasn’t for sale anymore.  It was out-of-stock at many Internet websites too.  I monitored eBay for a while and one didn’t come up for auction.  I did some research and found some forum posting for some options.  One was to purchase an Orion Right-Angle finderscope.

So, I purchased one.  After it arrived, I removed the default finderscope from the ETX-90 but the Orion finderscope was too big to fit in the mount.  I then noticed that were mounts available from Orion for Meade telescopes.  I had a chat session with Orion and found they wouldn’t work for the ETX-90.  The only solution was to glue it to the telescope tube.

So, I decided to just live with the existing finderscope.

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