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

BH #MEEV82RT • MFR #227000
Meade
Meade EclipseView 82mm f/3.7 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter
Key Features
  • Removable White-Light Solar Filter
  • 82mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 300mm Focal Length, f/3.7 Focal Ratio
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
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.
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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 EclipseView Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

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

    Mount:
  • Manual alt-azimuth
  • Lightweight single-arm design
    Base:
  • 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
    Eyepieces:
  • 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

Meade EclipseView Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignReflector
Aperture82 mm / 3.2"
Focal Length300 mm
Focal Ratiof/3.7
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes
Filtration
Filtration WavelengthWhite Light / Broadband
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Assembled Dimensions17.0 x 8.2" / 43.0 x 21.0 cm
Weight3.8 lb / 1.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.6 x 10.3 x 10.2"
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Date published: 2019-12-05

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I'm thinking of buying this telescope to record the next solar eclipse in Chile (South America), using a T-Mount adapter to put my Sony A6500. My question is, how to control the light level? no aperture control on the telescope makes me think that it is not necessary. I want to record in 4k but I do not want to change the shutter speed 1/50.
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In theory you could use a t-adapter to mount your camera but i wouldn't recommend trying it. I recently bought this telescope for the upcomming eclipse and it is surprisingly light. I'm guessing your camera would almost weigh as much as the telescope. When adding the adapter and the focuser adjustment, it would put the center of mass way to the aide and i would ne worried of the scope tipping over.
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