Meade Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Meade Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Meade Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • Aperture: 127mm
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/7.9 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Slow-Motion Controls
  • Three 1.25" Eyepieces: 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm
  • Red-Dot Finderscope and 2x Barlow Lens
  • 2-Stage Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • AutoStar Astronomy Software Suite
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  • 1Description

Designed for the intermediate-level user, the Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope from Meade is designed to take astronomy to the next level by providing a complete set up for viewing the planets and deep-sky objects like galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae. Three eyepieces provide 38.5x, 111x, and 159x magnifications with a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for a wider-range of observing possibilities.

Its manual German equatorial mount has precise Right Ascension (RA) and Declination indicators to find your subjects and dual slow-motion cables for tracking. As a more advanced mount, it allows users to find just about any celestial object by just knowing its coordinates. After the mount has been properly Polar Aligned, and the subject found, it can be easily tracked by making slight adjustments to the RA dial. The included AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software provides a useful tool for planning observing sessions. It can show more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae, and star charts can be printed for use in the field.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable platform for sky-watching, and the included red-dot finder makes polar-alignment faster and is an essential tool for quick and easy observation sessions for easy to identify subjects such as the Moon, planets, and constellations.

Optical Performance
  • 127mm aperture
  • 1000mm focal length
  • f/7.9 focal ratio
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual German Equatorial mount
  • Flex-arm slow motion controllers with large knurled knobs
  • Stainless steel 2-stage adjustable height tripod with accessory tray
  • Tripod minimum height: 39.5", maximum height: 54"
Eyepieces
  • Anti-reflection multicoated optics
  • Fold-down eyecups block peripheral light
  • Accepts standard 1.25" eyepiece filters and accessories
  • Three included eyepieces: 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm
  • 26mm eyepiece: 38.5x magnification
  • 9mm eyepiece: 111x magnification
  • 6.3mm eyepiece: 159x magnification
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion focuser
  • 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnification of each eyepiece
  • Red dot finder with variable intensity
UPC: 709942996906
In the Box
Meade Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm Eyepieces
  • 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm Eyepieces
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • Autostar Suite Astronomy Planetarium DVD for Windows
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Meade 216005 specs

    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture 5.0" (12.7 cm)
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.9
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal N/A
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Tripod Stainless steel legs with accessory tray
    Min height: 39.5" (1.0 m)
    Maximum height: 54.0" (1.4 cm)
    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Optical Tube Dimensions 18.0 x 6.5" (45.7 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight OTA: 7.0 lb (3.12 kg)
    Tripod: 15.0 lb (6.8 kg)
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    Package Weight 33.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5 x 16.5 x 8.4"

    Meade 216005 reviews

    Polaris 127mm f/7.9 Equatorial Reflector Telescope is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polaris 127mm f/1000 Equatorial Reflector Telescope by Meade I am looking for a telescope to be use with my DSLR camera. The product arrived on time and easy to assemble. I was able to assemble just looking at the images in 15 minutes. I had to return the product because, the mount where my DSLR camera will sit is plastic and so does the chain used to zoom in and out. For my purposed, it will not last long. Other than that it is a good telescope to start with.
    Date published: 2015-08-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult to collimate I wish I knew what a bird jones design was before l bought this telescope because in order to collimate. You must remove the corrector lens inside the focuser tube then reinstall the focuser. I used a laser collimater. Another thing meade does not center mark these mirrors, so I did. Thanks youtube & cloudynights after all that the scope the scope is now performing great clear veiws of mars jupiter saturn & moon hard to see deep ski objects to much light pollution. I want to take this scope to property out in the desert outside of joshua tree, Ca. But this design makes field collimation impossible. I would suggest the polaris 130 or orion. XT6 none of these use bird jones corrector lens and have parabolic mirrors. Plus orion centermarks theirs .save yourself time and fustration stay away from bird jones scopes l wish meade & celestron would discontinue these .?
    Date published: 2016-07-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trouble Haven't figured out how to put it together. The instructions are not helping me. It is no use to me if I cannot put it together.
    Date published: 2018-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Muy buen telescopio Muy buen telescopio, tiene algo de aberracin esfrica debido al Barlow interno, pero de resto es muy buen telescopio, lo recomeindo
    Date published: 2016-12-01
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