Meade Polaris 130EQ Reflector Telescope

  • Entry Level Telescope Suited for Beginners
  • All-Metal German Equatorial Mount
  • Slow-Motion Controls, Setting Circles, Latitude Control w/ Scale
  • Rack and Pinion Focuser
  • Steel Tripods
  • Comes with 3 eyepieces for low, medium and high powered magnifications
  • Astronomical Software and Instructional DVD Included
  • 3 Years Australian Warranty
  • SKU: MEA-216006
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    Regular Price: $399.95

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    Meade Polaris 130mm German Equatorial Reflector Telescope

    The Meade Polaris 130mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope is an entry-level telescope that offers outstanding value and features for all beginners with its 130mm refracting optical tube and stable German Equatorial Mount. The steady equatorial mount is also equipped with slow motion control features so you could slowly gaze upon deep sky space, Moon and planets. The Meade Polaris telescope comes with 3 eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnifications suitable for viewing both terrestrial objects and space objects such as Moon and Planets. A red dot finder scope is also included in this telescope to locate objects for observation.

    Meade Polaris 130mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope Features:

  • Entry Level Telescope Suited for Beginners
  • All-Metal German Equatorial Mount
  • Slow-Motion Controls, Setting Circles, Latitude Control w/ Scale
  • Rack and Pinion Focuser
  • Steel Tripods
  • Comes with 3 eyepieces for low, medium and high powered magnifications
  • Astronomical Software and Instructional DVD Included
  • 3 Years Australian Warranty
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    Additional Information
    Specifications
    Model 216006
    Aperture 130mm (5.1")
    Focal Length 650mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Focuser Rack-and-Pinion
    Mount German Equatorial Mount
    Eyepieces 1.25" MA6.3mm, MA9mm & MA26mm
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Tripod Adjustable Height w/ Accessory Tray
    Extras Astronomical Software & Instructional DVD
    Warranty 3 Years Australian Warranty
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Reflector
    Aperture Size 130mm
    Focal Length 650mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Highest Practical Magnification 260x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces 6.3mm, 9mm, 26mm & 2X Barlow Lens
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 3 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (2)
    Need a better eyepiece
    Overall Score
    Basically i love this scope except for the eyepieces come with the box, so i will suggest to get plossl eyepiece with a scope of this quality Review by Ervin (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great scope to get started
    Overall Score
    So I was driving around the NT over easter, and the stars were so amazing. All I had was a pair of binoculars, but that made so much difference. And I thought if only I had a telescope!
    Basically, I purchased this scope because it was the biggest of the cheapest end of scopes (after this, they become very expensive very rapidly).
    The first time I pointed it up I found Jupiter, I saw its cream and red colour bands, which was very unexpected and amazing because I hadn't expected that I would be looking at it. Literally, first I pointed at a nearby oil-refinery to calibrate the finderscope then I pointed it up at the brightest object in the sky, Also I saw 4 moons orbiting it. I've also seen Venus, it's too white to make much detail out but it is interesting how you can see its phase. I set it up by the sea to look out and it became a great social point with dog walkers and joggers coming up to tell me what's good to look at. I did read a review online on another website and one person said that they couldn't get this telescope to aim properly, however all I can work out is that they didn't calibrate the finderscope before using because you need an object before dark to focus on.
    Practice makes perfect, aiming and tracking does take some skill but you pick it up. Looking at the milky way was amazing because it looks like some biology experiment looking down a microscope. Second time I used it I saw a bluish white planet (not quite sure which one that was).
    Next stop I need to work out how to aim it properly to go through the Messier catalogue. I've now got a compass and I found my old ipod with an accelerometer on it - I think that should be enough if I mount them both on the tripod.
    Review by Dan (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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