Meade Polaris 80mm f/11.3 Equatorial Refractor Telescope

BH #ME80PGER • MFR #216002
Meade
Meade Polaris 80mm f/11.3 Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • Aperture: 80mm
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/11.3 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
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Designed for intermediate users, the Polaris 80mm f/11.3 Equatorial Refractor Telescope from Meade is intended to take astronomic observation to the next level by providing a complete set up for viewing the Moon and planets, and brighter deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies. Three eyepieces provide 34.6x, 100x, and 143x magnifications with a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for a wider-range of observing possibilities.
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Expected availability: Feb 01, 2021
$139.95
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Meade Polaris Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Included Eyepieces
  • 4Included Accessories
  • 5Mount and Tripod
  • 6AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software

Designed for intermediate users, the Polaris 80mm f/11.3 Equatorial Refractor Telescope from Meade is intended to take astronomic observation to the next level by providing a complete set up for viewing the Moon and planets, and brighter deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies. Three eyepieces provide 34.6x, 100x, and 143x 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 visible object by just knowing its coordinates. After the scope has been properly Polar Aligned, and the subject found, it can be easily tracked by making slight adjustments to the RA axis. The included AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software is a particularly useful tool for planning observation sessions. It is loaded with 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 it's an easy tool for quick observations. An included 90° erect-image diagonal makes looking through the scope more comfortable, especially when aiming the telescope toward the zenith. The diagonal's prism corrects images horizontally and vertically, allowing the scope to be used for terrestrial viewing as well. An integrated dew-shield helps to prevent condensation on the objective lens, while blocking stray peripheral light from interfering with celestial observations.

Optical Performance

  • 80mm aperture
  • 900mm focal length
  • f/11.3 focal ratio
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • Integrated dew-shield

Included Eyepieces

  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Fold down rubber eyecups
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • 26mm eyepiece: 34.6x magnification
  • 9mm eyepiece: 100x magnification
  • 6.3mm eyepiece: 143x magnification

Included Accessories

  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion focuser
  • 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnification of each eyepiece
  • 90° erect-image prism corrects image horizontally and vertically
  • Red dot finder with variable intensity

Mount and Tripod

  • Manual German Equatorial mount
  • Flex-arm controllers with large knurled knobs
  • Stainless steel 2-stage adjustable height tripod with accessory tray

AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software

  • For Windows OS only
  • Computer software helps users learn the night sky
  • Displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae
  • Plan your observing session and print star charts
UPC: 709942996937

Meade Polaris Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture80 mm / 3.2"
Focal Length900 mm
Focal Ratiof/11.3
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mount
TypeGerman Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityNo
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Tripod Height Adjustment Range39.5 to 51.5" / 1.0 to 1.3 m
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Assembled Dimensions35.4 x 34.2 x 54.1" / 900.0 x 870.0 x 1375.0 mm
Weight12.8 lb / 5.9 kg (Tripod)
4.0 lb / 1.9 kg (OTA)
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)41.6 x 12 x 8.5"
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