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    Default Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??



    Does anyone know anything about this scope? Looking for feedback and Pros & Cons?

    Thank you Bill

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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    It has a good reputation, I cannot tell you anything specific about it unfortunately but it is a model that has been around for years.
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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    Just depends on what you want to observe with the scope. It's an f/15 Mak with a narrow field of view. Works great on the planets and brighter SMALL DSOs. It struggles with dim DSOs and large ones will not fit in it's field of view.

    The mount will hold a variety of small scopes, but I prefer the Celestron SLT myself.

    If I were looking for a planetary scope, I would consider this one. If I were looking for a more general purpose scope (or one for DSOs), I would look at a refractor.
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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    Ozman 13; Appreciate your feedback one scopes. I will look at the SLT. I do not mind a refractor I have had quite a few of them. I have to keep the cost down and
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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    I concur about the 102mm SLT as I have had one for years up until recently.
    A compact refractor and versatile light goto mount.
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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    The optics should be the same as a etx125 but without the flip mirror. My first etx125 came with the front corrector branded as a meade starnavigator it worked fine but had other issues and they swapped it for me after I had it for a year.
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    Default Re: Meade Star navigator NG 125mm ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Coast View Post
    Ozman 13; Appreciate your feedback one scopes. I will look at the SLT. I do not mind a refractor I have had quite a few of them. I have to keep the cost down and
    weight.

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    If not refractor, SLT 127mm Mak costs and weights about the same as Meade Star navigator NG 125mm. However, SLT Mak is F12 which is better choice for DSOs than Meade F15 Mak. Looking at pics SLT mount seems a bit sturdier than StarNavigator.

    Looking at the used market prices F12 127mm Maks (Synta, Orion, Celestron, SkyWatcher) are priced consistently higher and sold faster than Meade/ES/Bresser 127mm F15. To me it is also an indicator that they offer better value performance wise.

    P.S. People naturally gravitate to certain brands, nothing wrong with it. If your heart set on Meade Mak you will make it work. Optically it should be fine, just more specialized towards Moon, planets and splitting doubles, than DSOs.
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