Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter

Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter

Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter

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Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter

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  • Removable White-Light Solar Filter
  • 82mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 300mm Focal Length, f/3.7 Focal Ratio
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 9mm and 26mm Eyepieces
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • Nighttime and Solar Finderscopes
  • 360° Swivel Tabletop Base
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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Meade 227000 overview

  • 1Description

Designed and engineered for portability and versatility, the Meade Instruments EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope can be used for conventional nighttime viewing or, with the simple installation of the included filter, solar observation. The full-spectrum white light filter fits on the front of the optical tube (OTA) and allows for safe viewing of sunspots, granulations, planetary transits, and all phases of solar eclipses. With the filter removed, the EclipseView can be used to view celestial subjects such as the Moon, planets, comets, and meteor showers.

To find subjects fast, and to make star-hopping navigation faster, Meade includes a wide-field red-dot finder; and for safe centering of the Sun in the field of view, they also provide a Sun-Finder finderscope. The OTA is attached to a manual single-arm alt-azimuth, tabletop base that smoothly swivels a full 360° to allow viewing from horizon to horizon in any direction. To get users viewing right out of the box, Meade provides two eyepieces that produce low and high magnifications, and a Barlow lens that effectively doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed in it without sacrificing eye relief.

Optical Tube
  • Removable white-light solar filter to convert from conventional nighttime viewing to safe solar observation
  • 82mm aperture
  • f/3.7 focal ratio
  • 300mm focal length
  • Max resolution: <1 arc sec
  • Sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 1.25" drawtube accepts the most popular eyepiece and accessory size
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual alt-azimuth
  • Lightweight single-arm design
  • Portable tabletop
  • Swivels 360° for viewing from horizon to horizon in all directions
  • Slip-resistant vibration-dampening rubber feet
Included Accessories
    Solar filter:
  • Broad-band full-spectrum white light
  • Fits over objective lens without tools
  • Remove to use the scope for conventional nighttime use
  • Install to use scope for solar viewing
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 26mm produces 11.5x magnification
  • 9mm yields 33x power
    Barlow lens:
  • 2x magnification doubles the power of any eyepiece installed
  • Increases magnification of eyepiece without affecting eye relief
  • Accepts most 1.25" eyepieces and accessories
  • Finderscopes:
  • Wide-field red-dot finder for nighttime use
  • Sun-Finder solar finderscope for safe telescope positioning during solar observations
UPC: 709942998443
In the Box
Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder
  • Sun-Finder Solar Finderscope
  • White-Light Solar Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Meade 227000 specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Aperture 82 mm / 3.2"
    Focal Length 300 mm
    Focal Ratio f/3.7
    Finderscope Yes
    Filtration Wavelength White Light / Broadband
    Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
    Assembled Dimensions 17.0 x 8.2" / 43.0 x 21.0 cm
    Weight 3.8 lb / 1.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.6 x 10.3 x 10.2"

    Meade 227000 reviews

    EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, performance & versatility. Bought for the solar eclipse which was 88% max at my locality. Superb visual image, sunspots very distinct, with the 9mm eyepiece. Really conveyed the 3D orb of the sun being obscured by the 3D orb of the moon. Have yet to use it for night viewing. An added bonus was that the solar filter perfectly fit the lens hood of my Canon 70-300L lens. Had a T3i body on a tripod with the flip and angle screen in Live View. Switched back and forth between taking photos and live eyeball viewing through the telescope over the course of the eclipse. The live eyeball viewing was the more satisfying and memorable experience by far.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected and perfect for my uses This was really so much better than I expected. A few other sites reviews knocked this for being 'cheap'. While being inexpensive, and maybe not up to the standards of folks that sky watch all the time, it's was absolutely perfect for our eclipse viewing trip. I've also used it since then to view sunspots, and without the sun filter, look forward to better viewing of the moon and plants. I can see this telescope being a gateway 'drug' into better optics. Maybe 2027?
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied with the value. Better than solar glasses! An inexpensive scope that was nice to use during the eclipse. Lots of folks viewing at our site enjoyed it too. A great add-on would be a means to attach a phone camera, as many other wanted to capture the image they were seeing. I bought an adapter, but had better luck holding the phone by hand, as it was really tricky over the eyepieces provided. Without the filter, I find similar looking scopes for about 2/3 the cost, but all in all, I was satisfied with the value I got from this scope.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice scope for beginner. Primary use is for solar observation. Our local astronomy club has days when we have solar observation parties for the public. I have other telescopes that I use for night time observing
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! It's obviously not the best telescope, but it's a great value at this price... especially considering the solar filter, which is included.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always trus B&H B&H Photo was the only seller not gouging the price of this scope for the eclipse. As a matter of fact it was actually considerably less than retail at the time and my teen scientists had a blast with it. I will never hesitate to go to B&H first when considering anything that they sell.
    Date published: 2017-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent first scope Used this to see the solar eclipse. What a great experience. Well designed and easy use. Love that fact it can be used for day & night use. Love it.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results! My wife loves it. She was able to take great pictures of the eclipse and plans on getting the moon filter.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
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