The scope above is the original ETX 90 – The RA or M model.
This scope represents one of the greatest values in used scopes on the market today. You should know that the scope does have its detractors. Some will harp on about its plastic construction, its jerky manual movements and its useless straight through finder. All of these are true! However, if you stick with it; it will provide you with hours of education as well as fun.
I have had the opportunity to use many telescopes in the past. From humble Orion XTs to the splendid Obsessions, from modest apertures to those of 20 inches and up, from manually operated to those wonderful robo-scopes. Without exception, the ETX 90RA is the greatest telescope ever constructed!
I still own one of the original ETX 90RAs and it remains the most used telescope of the equipment I have at my disposal – and this includes one of the 20inch Obsessions with all the trimmings. I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on this over the next few weeks on our page dedicated to the ETX 90RA and would welcome any comments!