Polaris - affordable telescopes with a wide range of accessories, everything you need to get started!
Meade's Polaris telescopes range offer small telescopes on an equatorial mount at a very reasonable price. The mount is used with one axis aligned on the Pole Star, meaning you only need to move the telescope on one axis to compensate for the movement of the night sky. This tracking can be done by hand, using the flexible slow-motions provided, or via a small motor which is available as an optional accessory.
Polaris telescopes come with a steel tube tripod for better stability.
The AC 70/900 optics: With an aperture of 70mm, this refractor collects 100 times as much light as the naked eye alone, and also substantially more light than classical beginner's telescopes with apertures of only 60mm. This also means it has a higher resolution and with a maximum magnification of 140X will already show you the first details when observing the large disc planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Also, it is well worthwhile observing the moon; here you can beautifully observe the ever-changing cratered moonscape which, depending on the phase, always appears different. Nature watching in daylight is also possible with an erecting lens or an amici prism. Focusing takes place by means of a focus wheel on the rack-and-pinion focuser. So the sharpness can always be precisely adjusted and remains reliably fixed during the observation.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- easily set up in a few minutes
- collects 36% more light than a 60mm telescope
- very clear and high-contrast image
- 1.25” focuser for all standard eyepieces
Refractor telescopes such as this are also particularly suitable for children, as the eyepiece is located nearer the ground and can be reached without needing a ladder. Also, operation is very intuitive and no collimation is necessary - a telescope for beginners and the entire family!
Included as a bonus - AutoStar Suite® Astronomer Edition software on DVD. This Windows operating systems software can show you over 10,000 astronomical objects. You can also use it to plan your observing and even print out star charts using it.
It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.
We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.