Meade's EclipseView™ Line of telescopes are ideal for “grab-and-go” observing for an excellent value! What makes EclipseView™ so great? They are for use both Day and Night! You can now view the Sun, Moon, Planets, and more with just one telescope! Both SAFE and FUN for everyone. EclipseView™ comes with a removable white-light filter for daytime use and when the Sun sets, just simply remove the filter, change the viewfinder and BAM...enjoy the night sky!
- Use BOTH Day & Night: See the craters of the Moon, planets, and the Sun!
- ISO Certified Solar filter for safely viewing the Sun: Solar filter blocks UV & IR which is perfect for viewing sunspots and more!
The entry-level class of reflecting telescopes begins with the Omegon 76/700 AZ. The Jupiter system with its four large Galilean moons or the rings of Saturn can now be seen, as can innumerable lunar craters. Even the way to the Andromeda Galaxy or to the great Orion Nebula and other heavenly bodies is opened up.
With its 76-mm objective aperture, the telescope collects about 118-times more light than the naked eye. The spherical mirror has a focal length of 700 mm, the combination of mirror diameter and focal length results in the creation of crisp images.
The barrel is equipped with a 1.25" focuser, to which all modern 1.25" eyepieces can be attached. Adjustment of the focuser makes to possible to find the optimum resolution for observations.
The telescope's base consists of a height-adjustable aluminium tripod coupled with a azimuthal fork mounting. The entire telescope can thus be moved with the greatest of ease azimuthally and at the same time adjusted in height. The great advantage for beginners is that they do not have to worry about previously adjusting the telescope. The telescope is simplicity itself to set up, and you can start straight away with your observations.
The AZ-1 Mount: This mount is very popular with beginners in astronomy as it is very simple to operate. The entire telescope is very easy to move around in both azimuth and elevation. For beginners, it has the advantage that they do not have to worry about first aligning the telescope before use. Setting up the telescope is hence very quick and straightforward: Simply erect the tripod and mount, attach the telescope to it, and you are ready to go!
The EclipseView series was launched by Meade specifically for observing the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, which was well visible in North America. Partial, annular or total solar eclipses are no global rarity. In 2019, for example, there will be three solar eclipses and one transit of Mercury. Lightweight EclipseView telescopes will fit into your luggage - make a solar eclipse your holiday goal!
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.