Explore the Universe with the Meade Polaris™ 80mm (2.8”) Refractor Telescope
Your telescope is an excellent beginner’s instrument, and is designed to observe objects in the sky. It can be your personal window to the universe allowing you to see bright galaxies, planets, stars and more.
Comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. The featured stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. The 3 included eyepieces provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or land) delivering bright and detailed images.
AutoStar Suite® Astronomer Edition Software on DVD software will help you learn the night sky. It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing session. It operates on any Windows® based PC.
The telescope is shipped with the following parts:
- Optical tube
- German equatorial mount
- Stainless-steel tripod with accessory tray
- Three 1.25” eyepieces: MA25mm, MA9mm, MA6.3mm
- Red dot viewfinder with bracket
- Slow-motion control cables
- 90 degree erect-image diagonal prism.
Setting up your telescope involves these simple steps:
- Setup your tripod
- Attach the accessory tray
- Attach the mount
- Attach the counterweight shaft and counterweight
- Prepare the mount
- Attach the optical tube to the mount
- Attach the red dot viewfinder
- Attach the eyepiece
- Enjoy your viewing
- Additional Information
SKU ME-216001 UPC Code 709942996944 Manufacturer Meade Telescope Series Meade Polaris Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic Mount Type Equatorial - Manual Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 70mm (2.8”) Telescope Focal Ratio f/12.9 Telescope Focal Length 900mm Limiting Stellar Magnitude Not Provided by Manufacturer Highest Useful Magnification Not Provided by Manufacturer Optical Coatings Meade UHTC Dew Shield Included? Yes Focuser Size 1.25" Focuser Style Rack & Pinion Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds Variable Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal Eyepiece(s) Included Three 1.25” eyepieces: MA25mm, MA9mm, MA6.3mm Optical Tube Weight Not Provided by Manufacturer Total Telescope Weight Not Provided by Manufacturer Length of Optical Tube Not Provided by Manufacturer Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not Provided by Manufacturer Tube Color or Finish Meade Gloss Blue OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail Finder Included Red Dot Finder CD ROMs Included AutoStar Suite Controller Type None Mount Weight Not Provided by Manufacturer Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs Counterweights Included Yes Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
- Included Items
German equatorial mount
Stainless-steel tripod with accessory tray
Three 1.25” eyepieces: MA25mm, MA9mm, MA6.3mm
Red dot viewfinder with bracket
Slow-motion control cables
90 degree erect-image diagonal prism (Refractors only)
Bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects (Windows® PC only)
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