Meade EclipseView 76mm f/9.2 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter

BH #MEEV76RT • MFR #227003
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Meade EclipseView 76mm f/9.2 AZ Reflector Telescope with Solar Filter
Key Features
  • Removable White-Light Solar Filter
  • 76mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/9.2 Focal Ratio
  • Manual Alt-Az Mount with Control Rod
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Designed and engineered for versatility, the Mead Instruments EclipseView 76mm f/9.2 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 and planets; and deep-sky objects like clusters, binary stars, galaxies, and nebulae.
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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 versatility, the Mead Instruments EclipseView 76mm f/9.2 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 and planets; and deep-sky objects like clusters, binary stars, galaxies, and nebulae.

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 alt-azimuth mount equipped with a slow-motion rod to increase tracking precision and reduce vibrations. Supporting the mount and OTA is an adjustable height tripod with an accessory try to hold the two included eyepieces, plus optional gear like Barlows and filters.

Optical Tube

  • Removable white-light solar filter to convert from conventional nighttime viewing to safe solar observation
  • 76mm aperture
  • f/9.2 focal ratio
  • 700mm 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
  • Stable and sturdy yoke design
  • Slow motion control bar for more precise tracking with reduced vibration
    Tripod:
  • Adjustable height
  • 2-section aluminum legs
  • Secure tightening knobs holds legs at proper height
  • Accessory tray with eyepiece holder

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 30x magnification
  • 9mm yields 78x power
  • Finderscopes:
  • Wide-field red-dot finder for nighttime use
  • Sun-Finder solar finderscope for safe telescope positioning during solar observations
    Software:
  • Autostar Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD
  • Includes over 10,000 celestial objects
  • For Windows PCs only
UPC: 709942998474

Meade EclipseView Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignReflector
Aperture76 mm / 3"
Focal Length700 mm
Focal Ratiof/9.2
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes
Filtration
Filtration WavelengthWhite Light / Broadband
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Assembled Dimensions32.4 x 13.4 x 7.7" / 82.3 x 34.0 x 19.6 mm
Weight7.2 lb / 3.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33.9 x 14.5 x 9.2"
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