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 N 127/1000 instrument is a reflecting telescope following the classical design by Isaac Newton (1643-1727). The mirror collects more than 300 times as much light as the naked human eye alone and focuses it at a point located at the front end of the OTA. A small secondary mirror then deflects the light out of the side out of the OTA, where an eyepiece is used to comfortably view astronomical objects.
The Newtonian telescope design shows its strengths when observing objects such as the Moon or planets - unlike a lens telescope of comparable price range, these astronomical objects appear without any chromatic aberration and hence without any irritating colour fringing at their edges.
Wander across the surface of the Moon, explore Jupiter with its banded atmosphere and its large Moons or marvel at the magnificent sight of Saturn's ring system. The telescope's 1000 millimetres focal length allows useful magnifications for such observing.
And its 127 millimetres aperture means that the brighter objects outside our solar system are also accessible - the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula and the large globular cluster in Hercules for example
The EQ-1Mount: This parallactic mount provides the possibility of aligning the optics to the Pole Star. The correct polar elevation can be set for any observing site or geographical latitude. Slow motions on the Right Ascension and Declination axes allow objects to be precisely adjusted in the field of view and followed, with a counterweight provided for precise counterbalancing of the optics.
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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.