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Meade Polaris 127EQ Reflector Telescope

SKU# MEA-216005

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  • 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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    Summary
    Meade Polaris 127mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope

    The Meade Polaris 127mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope is an entry-level telescope that offers outstanding value and features for all beginners with its 127mm 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 127mm 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
  • Meade Polaris 127mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope

    The Meade Polaris 127mm German Equatorial Refractor Telescope is an entry-level telescope that offers outstanding value and features for all beginners with its 127mm 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 127mm 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
  • Specifications
    Specifications
    Model 216005
    Aperture 127mm (5.0")
    Focal Length 1000mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.9
    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 127mm
    Focal Length 1000mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 254x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces 6.3mm, 9mm, 26mm & 2X Barlow Lens
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 3 Years Limited Warranty

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    Fantastic First Telescope, Highly Recommend - Review by
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    80
    This is my first telescope and I have used it so far to only align the finderscope to the main tube and I am already impressed, I found a power pole approx. 5km away from me and using the included 26mm eyepiece had the finderscope aligned in less than 3 minutes, the clarity was amazing, I could see the individual leaves of a tree next to the power pole. I have yet to take it out to do some actual stargazing but if it is this amazing already I can only imagine what it will be like with the higher magnification eyepieces.

    Bonus-
    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.

    Tips-
    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.

    Important-
    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.

    TLDR-
    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.
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