Meade Instruments 216002 Polaris 80 EQ Refractor Telescope (Blue)
Style: Polaris 80 EQ Refractor Telescope
- Product Dimensions: 35 x 34 x 54 inches
- Item Weight: 18 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 23.3 pounds
- Item model number: 216002
- Aperture: 80mm (3.15-Inch) Focal Length: 900mm, Focal Ratio: f/11.3
- Refractor optical design. German Equatorial Mount.
- Three 1.25″ Eyepieces (MA 6.3mm, MA 9mm and MA 26mm), 2X Barlow, Red Dot Viewfinder
- Includes Bonus Astronomical Software and Instructional DVD
- 1 year limited warranty
Style: Polaris 80 EQ Refractor Telescope Developed for beginner and amateur astronomers, the Meade Polaris Seriesdelivers an experience that will have you looking to the skies for many nightsto come. Combining an equatorial mount and quality optics with superb value,the Meade Polaris refracting and reflecting telescopes are your gateway to thecosmos. The Polaris 80 refracting telescope is great for beginners and amateurs whowant to discover more. With an 80mm (3.1″) aperture size, the Polaris 80 willdeliver bright, clear images for the aspiring astronomer to enjoy. Whetheryou’re viewing details on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter,polar caps on Mars, or terrestrial objects, the Polaris 80 Refractor allowsthe first-time observer to explore the world, solar system, and beyond. Pros: Right-side up image means you can use it for daytime observing (birds,hunting, ocean, etc) Once polar aligned, the equatorial mount allows you to locate and trackcelestial objects because it rotates with the Earth, instead of the up-downleft-right directions of an altazimuth Refractor means you don’t have mirrors to align (collimate); it’s ready to goout of the box Cons: Not as much detail seen from deep-sky objects when compared to our reflectingtelescopes Q: How is this telescope different than other Polaris models (127, 114, 90, etc)? A: The differences between each model are aperture size and telescope type. The bigger the aperture, the more light-gathering power the telescope will have, resulting in brighter, detailed images. The Polaris 114, 127, and 130 are reflecting telescopes, meaning they use mirrors to produce an image. The Polaris 70, 80, and 90 are refracting telescopes, which use lenses to produce an image. The Polaris 80 has an 80mm aperture, smaller than the Polaris 130, 127, and 114 reflectors, but it is the second largest refracting telescope of the series. From the Manufacturer Meade Polaris 80 German Equatorial Refractor Telescope comes complete witheverything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out.80mm (3.2″) Refracting Telescope delivers bright and detailed images that isperfect for viewing both land and celestial objects. Features a stableequatorial mount with slow motion controls that makes it easy to trackcelestial objects as they move across the night sky. Comes with 3 eyepiecesthat provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a widerange of objects (Moon, planets, or land). Bonus Autostar Suite Astronomyplanetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects (Windows PC only). One YearWarranty.
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