Meade Polaris™ 80mm (3.2”) German Equatorial Refractor Telescope

Meade Polaris™ 80mm (3.2”) German Equatorial Refractor Telescope
$169.95
Item # ME-216002
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  • Explore the wonder of the universe with the Meade Polaris™ 80mm (2.8”) Refractor Telescope.
  • Ships with everything you need the first time out.
  • Easily track celestial objects as they move across the night sky with the featured stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls.
  • 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.
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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:

  1. Setup your tripod
  2. Attach the accessory tray
  3. Attach the mount
  4. Attach the counterweight shaft and counterweight
  5. Prepare the mount
  6. Attach the optical tube to the mount
  7. Attach the red dot viewfinder
  8. Attach the eyepiece
  9. Enjoy your viewing
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-216002
UPC Code 709942996937
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade Polaris
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 80mm (3.1”)
Telescope Focal Ratio f/11.3
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
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 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 (Refractors only)
  • Bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects (Windows® PC only).
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Can you print out the planets star galaxies on a computer. And is it a need for operation for pc only.
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