Meade Polaris™


Explore the wonders of the sky.

The Polaris telescopes come complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. They feature a stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls that makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. Bundled with every telescope is a bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects. It will help you learn the night sky. It displays planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing session. It operates on any Windows® based PC.


Polaris 70mm Achromatic Refractor

SKU: 216001. The Polaris 70 is a 70mm (2.8”) Refracting Telescope and comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. Comes with 3 eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or land) and a barlow lens.


Polaris 90mm Achromatic Refractor

SKU: 216003. The Polaris 90 is a 90mm (3.5”) Refracting Telescope delivers bright and detailed images that is perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects. Comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. Features a larger 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) and a barlow lens.


Optional R.A. Motor Drive

SKU: 616000. The Meade Polaris Electric RA Motor Drive attaches easily and directly to the Meade Polaris EQ telescopes #216001 through #216006. With the motor drive attached and turned on, the telescope can move at the sidereal rate to track any celestial object and keep it centered in the telescopic field. With the variable speed adjustment, you can quickly and easily change the tracking speed to track the moon, planets, or stars. With the Polaris EQ mount properly aligned to the pole, (see telescope instruction manual) the motor drive will keep the object in the field of view for 10 to 20 minutes before re-centering is required. Compatible with both Northern Hemisphere and South Hemisphere operation.

Direction of tracking is controlled via a convenient N/S switch on the motor housing. Once installed, the RA motor drive may be left permanently attached to the telescope. Requires a single standard 9V battery (included) which will last many enjoyable observing sessions, approximately 40 hours total run time.


Optional Carry Bag

SKU: 616001, 616002 and 616003. The Meade Polaris Carry Bags are designed for Polaris 70, 80, and 90 telescopes. Each of these padded carry bags holds your complete telescope setup. Now you can have your Polaris mount, tripod, optical tube, and accessories all in one place, ready to travel wherever you need to go! Each carry bag comes with a shoulder strap and a one hand carry strap, as well as an accessory pouch with a drawstring to hold all of your Meade Polaris accessories.


Models and Prices

Polaris 70 Refractor Polaris 90 Refractor
Opticstar
Retail Price
£74.00 £145.00
Purchase at Opticstar.com
Product Code 216001 216003
Clear Aperture 70mm 90mm
Optical Design achromatic refractor achromatic refractor
Focal Length 900mm 900mm
Focal Ratio f/12.9 f/10
Eyepieces Three (3) 1.25” MA (26mm, 9mm & 6.3mm)
Barlow lens 2x 2x
Viewfinder Red Dot Red Dot
R.A. Motor Drive optional optional
Carry Bag optional (#616001) optional (#616001)

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