Improperly installed batteries void your Meade warranty. You can now use the Arrow keys (B) to slew (move) the telescope up, down, right, or left. Remove the dust cover from the end of the telescope tube.

Go To Saturn ............................................................15 Using the Guided Tour ..............................................15 Autostar Menus ..............................................................16 Complete Autostar Menu Structure ..........................16 Objects Menu ............................................................16 Event Menu ..............................................................17 Glossary Menu ..........................................................18 Utilities Menu ............................................................18 Setup Menu ..............................................................19 Advanced Features ........................................................21 Terrestrial and Astronomical Observing ....................21 Sidereal Rate ............................................................21 Alignment (Mount) ....................................................21 Alt/Az Alignment ..................................................21 Alt/Az Home Position ....................................21 Two-Star Alt/Az Alignment..............................21 One-Star Alt/Az Alignment ............................21 Slew Speeds........................................................22 Observing a Satellite ..........................................23 Photography with the ETX ..................................23 Optional Accessories ......................................................25 Maintenance and Servicing ............................................27 Storage and Transport ........................................27 Inspecting the Optics ..........................................27 Troubleshooting ..................................................28If you are anxious to use your telescope for the first time, read the QUICK-START GUIDE on page 3.® The name " Meade," the Meade logo, and " ETX" are trademarks registered with the U. Patent Office and in principal countries throughout the world. To change the telescope's slew speed, briefly press the Speed/? Each press decreases the slew speed down one level, and then will cycle back to the fastest speed.25BA CA5. Make sure that the computer control panel power switch is in the OFF position. 1) from the packing materials and plug it into the HBX port (A).3 6ATighten (to a "firm feel" only, do not overtighten) the vertical and horizontal locks (6, 9, Fig. Place the MA 25mm eyepiece (A) into the eyepiece holder on the telescope and tighten the attachment thumbscrew (B) to a "firm feel" only.

Do not point the telescope or its viewfinder at or near the Sun. Insert six AA-size batteries into the battery holder, oriented as shown on the battery holder. (Ignore the prompts requesting " Date" and " Time" for now ­ these functions will be explained later).

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ETX: Your Personal Window to the Universe The Meade ETX-60AT and the ETX-70AT are extremely versatile, high-resolution telescopes with features similar to those once available only with larger and more specialized imaging systems.

The copyright message lights on Autostar's LCD display.6.

Sight along the side of the telescope's main tube to locate an object. If you wish to observe using Autostar's databases, go to: Page 14 to learn how to perform an Easy Two-Star Alignment; Page 15 for some practice observing exercises; Page 16 to learn about Autostar's menus and databases.

BTake the ETX from its packaging and place it on a sturdy surface.

Make sure that the flip-mirror control (C) is in the "up" position. Flip the Power Switch (A) on the computer control panel to the ON position.

Instruction Manual ETX-60AT Astro Telescope with Autostar Hand Controller ETX-70AT Astro Telescope with Autostar Hand Controller Meade Instruments Corporation CONTENTSQuick-Start Guide .......................................................... Eye damage is often painless, so there is no warning to the observer that damage has occurred until it is too late. 1, page 4) located on top of the drive base and carefully lift the 9v connector and the battery holder from the compartment. Keep pressing the ENTER key (A) until " Country/State" appears on the display.

Looking at or near the Sun will cause instant and irreversible damage to your eye. Remove the cover from the battery compartment (20, Fig.

Children should always have adult supervision while observing. Return the battery holder to the battery compartment. Press ENTER (A) when the correct information for each prompt displays.

Meade® ETX®Telescope Features ...................................................... 4 Autostar Features .......................................................... 7 Getting Started ..............................................................10 Parts Listing ..............................................................10 How to Assemble Your Telescope ............................10 Choosing an Eyepiece ..............................................10 Manual Operation Without Using Autostar................11 Manual Operation Using Autostar's Arrow Keys ......11 Moving Through Autostar's Menus ..........................12 Initializing Autostar ....................................................12 Autostar Operation ........................................................13 Autostar Navigation Exercise ....................................13 Easy Two-Star Alignment..........................................14 Observing Exercises ......................................................15CAUTION: Use care to install batteries in the orientation indicated by illustration in the battery slots of the battery holder. Do not install batteries backwards or mix new and used batteries. If these precautions are not followed, batteries may explode, catch fire, or leak. Meade Customer Service ....................................29 Specifications ......................................................29 Appendix A: Equatorial (Polar) Alignment ......................31 Appendix B: Using Autostar to Enter Coordinates ........33 Appendix C: Helpful Charts ............................................34 Appendix D: Training the Drive ......................................35 Appendix E: Initialization Example ................................36 Basic Astronomy ............................................................37 Roadmap to the Stars ....................................................39 QUICK-START GUIDE1 4Slew Speed: Slow . The display then reads " Setup: Align." See page 11 for more information.