I wonder at the wisdom of setting their future success on a telescope that is too small to easily see all the objects it can point to. I would think developing the mount technology and allowing buyers a choice of 'scope size would be better. How does a user upgrade when they want to see more than a very faint, small gray blob for M1? -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve D. Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:09 PM To: AZ Observing Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Meade Thrives This is "thriving"? Sounds like a desparate attempt to reorganize and keep their chins above water. It wouldn't bother me if they disappeared. When I called about a MAJOR problem with my LXD-600 mount, they said they'd never heard of it. And, having seen the new fancy-schmantzy 6" ETX-LS in action, I'm still not impressed. Steve Dodder Chairman, SAC Novice Group Coordinator, Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim Director, Stone Haven Observatory fester00@xxxxxxxxxxx http://www.stargazing.net/Astroman > Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:44:30 -0700 > From: stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Meade Thrives > > Below is a copy of a message I received as a member of Meade's 4M community. > Stan >snip< _________________________________________________________________ HotmailR has ever-growing storage! Don't worry about storage limits. http://windowslive.com/Tutorial/Hotmail/Storage?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_Tutoria l_Storage_062009 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.