Meade Polaris 127EQ Reflector Telescope
Regular Price: $349.95
Sale Price $314.90
Retail Price $359.95
|User Level||For Beginners|
|Highest Practical Magnification||254x|
|Eyepieces||6.3mm, 9mm, 26mm & 2X Barlow Lens|
|Mount Type||Equatorial Mount|
|Warranty||3 Years Limited Warranty|
- Fantastic First Telescope, Highly Recommend
The scope comes with an included 2x Barlow Lens which is not stated on this page but trust me its in the box. Speaking of the box it is a beautifully printed piece of cardboard and couldnt be any better packed, everything comes in its own individual boxes with bubble wrap. And OzScopes packs the whole thing is this beast of a cardboard box. The whole thing is a tad heavy at 13ish kgs, but still managable.
I must commend OzScopes on the delivery time, I ordered the scope on Thursday Evening and it had arrived at my door on Monday Morning, keep in mind I live in SA.
The instruction manual could use a bit of fixing but other than that I am more than pleased with the overall product, I hadnt taken a look at the disc included but there is a supposed 42min overview on the scope and how to assemble it.
Dont use the included software it is highly confusing and hard to navigate through, instead download stellarium, its a free program and uses your computers gps and interent to figure out where you are, you simply wait until night time for it to show the stars etc. and then use the built in compass symbols and an app on your phone of any sort of compass and line the two up and voila, instant fun for the night.
The box recommends that people aged 13+ buy this product and I would say that is partially true, unless you have some minor experience with what the parts are it can be a little confusing. However a few youtube videos from the likes of Orion will help you out. They have a fantastic video on how to balance your scope on this type of mount.
The manual misses this part as far as I can tell, I may not have looked hard enough but there is a bolt that is included with a handle on the end, that gets threaded into the hole in the bottom of the head, and allows adjustment of the "angle of the telescope." Without this screw you will be left wondering why the counterweight keeps pulling the telescope to a horizontal position.
All in all its a fantastic first telescope and has a learning curve to it but would work well as a christmas present and a family bonding device. (Posted on 6/10/2017)