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.
AC 90/900 optics.
This optics is equipped with an achromatic objective. Because of a special combination of two lenses within the objective, most of the colour aberrations can be corrected. Thus, you do not have to face so many disturbing irregularities as usual with common Fraunhofer refractors. The aperture ratio of 1:10 has an additional positive effect.
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.