The Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope is a high-quality refractor for entry-level users. This model is perfect for observations of lunar surface and Solar system planets. The telescope is easy to handle, which makes it a great tool for the first introduction to astronomy.
The telescope creates high-quality images with great contrast. The kit includes three eyepieces. The included Barlow lens widens magnification range of the instrument even more. A Red Dot finder ensures quick and easy navigation. To better orient in the night sky, use the included Planetarium software on DVD.
The Meade Polaris 70mm model is mounted on a standard Dovetail plate. The German Equatorial mount allows you to spend less time on navigation. Such mounting system can be used for visual observations, as well as for astrophotography. The reliable steel tripod provides stable position of the instrument.
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software will help you learn the night sky. It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing session. It operates on any Windows based PC.
- Telescope comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out.
- 70mm (2.8”) refracting telescope delivers bright and detailed images that is perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects.
- Features a stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls that makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky.
- Comes with 3 eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or land).
- Bonus Autostar Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects (Windows PC only)
- Includes a red dot viewfinder to help locate objects you want to observe.
|Brand||Meade Instruments Corp.|
|Package size (LxWxH), cm||106.17×29.97×23.11|
|Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm||70.0|
|Focal length, mm||900|
|Slow-motion controls||along both axes|
|User level||beginners, for children|
|Observed object||terrestrial objects, planets of the Solar System|