Video Review: Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor DS2090AT-TC

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by , 10-16-2013 at 03:57 PM (7009 Views)
Watch my Video Review: Review: Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor DS2090AT-TC | New Astronomer

This is my first ever astronomy gear review of my first telescope: the Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor (DS2090AT-TC). It has a 90mm aperture objective, 800mm focal length giving it a focal ratio of F/8.8. It is computer-guided which is perfect for beginners.


I think this is a great telescope for a beginner such as myself. It got me hooked into astronomy that now I want to learn more about it.


The mount could be very flimsy. When you’re adjusting for focus, it takes about 5 to 10 seconds for the vibrations to stop. Sometimes the GOTO capability isn’t quite accurate. The focuser is made of plastic that it might not be able to handle the weight of heavier accessories.


I like its simple design and build quality. I like how light it is to transport and how the tray does not need to be disassembled to fold the legs. I like the GOTO capability when it works. It allows a beginner like myself to spend more time observing than looking for objects.

Updated 07-18-2015 at 01:56 PM by BrownBrady



  1. mstar74's Avatar
    Very good review. I like how you pointed out the scopes strengths as well as weaknesses. The first telescope I bought was the Meade StarNavigator 102 which is almost identical to yours. I like it very much and for many of the same reasons you like yours.
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  2. Lowjiber's Avatar
    Very nice review and video. Thanks!
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