Bought this ETX-105EC with UHTC last spring in anticipation of Mars, and to use for birding as well. I even returned it to Meade twice for some small mechanical defects and pinched optics. Ended up with a excellent specimen, but have only used it a handful of times. Just not as portable and quick-look as I anticipated.
I'd like to sell (with the shown field tripod and Autostar controller, but without any eyepieces) for around $650 or use to trade for a Tak FC-60 (f/8.3) or other 60mm apo. I accept PayPal.