Meade Polaris 70mm f/12.9 Equatorial Refractor Telescope

Meade Polaris 70mm f/12.9 Equatorial Refractor Telescope

Meade Polaris 70mm f/12.9 Equatorial Refractor Telescope

B&H # ME70PGER MFR # 216001

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Product Highlights

  • Aperture: 70mm
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/12.9 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Slow-Motion Control Cables
  • Three Eyepieces: 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm
  • Red-Dot Finderscope and 2x Barlow Lens
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • 2-Stage Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • AutoStar Astronomy Software Suite
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Designed for intermediate users, the Polaris 70mm f/12.9 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
  • 70mm aperture
  • 900mm focal length
  • f/12.9 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: 709942996944
In the Box
Meade Polaris 70mm f/12.9 Equatorial Refractor Telescope
  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • Equatorial Mount with Control Cables
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm Eyepieces
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • Red dot Finder with Bracket
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • Autostar Suite Astronomy Planetarium DVD for Windows
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Meade 216001 specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 70 mm / 2.8"
    Focal Length 900 mm
    Focal Ratio f/12.9
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Erecting
    Finderscope Yes
    Type German Equatorial
    Type Adjustable
    Tripod Height Adjustment Range 39.5 to 51.5" / 1.0 to 1.3 m
    Material of Tripod Stainless Steel
    Weight 12.8 lb / 5.9 kg (Tripod)
    3.0 lb / 1.4 kg (OTA)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 12.0 x 8.9"

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