This Meade Polaris 130mm Telescope, with included Motor Drive, has a 130mm aperture and focal length of 650mm (f/5). The stable Equatorial Mount includes slow-motion control cables that allow for easy and quick viewing across different directions. With the included accessories such as a Red-Dot Viewfinder, 2x Barlow Lens, and 3 Eyepieces that provide varying levels of magnification, this will give you versatility with short and long range distances. The Polaris 130mm comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. When fully assembled, the Polaris 130mm weighs approximately 26.4 lbs.
With the motor drive attached and turned on, the telescope can move at the sidereal rate to track any celestial object and keep it centered in the telescopic field. With the variable speed adjustment, you can quickly and easily change the tracking speed to track the moon, planets, or stars. With the Polaris EQ mount properly aligned to the pole, (see telescope instruction manual) the motor drive will keep the object in the field of view for 10 to 20 minutes before re-centering is required. Compatible with both Northern Hemisphere and South Hemisphere operation. Direction of tracking is controlled via a convenient N/S switch on the motor housing. Once installed, the RA motor drive may be left permanently attached to the telescope. Requires a single standard 9V battery (included) which will last many enjoyable observing sessions, approximately 40 hours total run time.
Each Polaris telescope also comes with AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD. This bonus DVD will help you learn the night sky and displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulae.
The Polaris Series telescopes come in a variety of apertures including 70mm, 80mm & 90mm refractors as well as 114mm, 127mm & 130mm reflectors. The 70mm & 80mm models feature a smaller style while 90mm and above get a larger design. These telescopes deliver bright and clear images with the greatest detail and enables observation of the craters of the Moon, Saturn’s rings, and even Jupiter’s surface. Meade’s Polaris telescopes are perfect for the astronomer who wishes to manually observe and discover the night sky with ease.
Series: Polaris Telescopes
Warranty: 1 Year
Experience Level: Intermediate
Clear Aperture: 130mm (5.1")
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Focal Length: 650mm
Focal Ratio: 5.0
Viewfinder: Red Dot
Eyepiece(s): 3, 1.25" MA (26mm, 9mm & 6.3mm)
Focuser Mechanism: Rack and Pinion
Diagonal: 90 Degree Erect Image
Tripod: Pre-Assembled Full-Height Stainless-Steel Tube Legs
Assembled Product Dimensions: 870mm x 870mm x 1555mm
Assembled Product Weight: 12kg
Battery Lifetime: Up to 40 hours (depending on motor speed and temperature)
- One DC Motor drive with flexible coupler and mounting bracket
- One 9v battery
- One 3/8" hex wrench
- Instruction sheet
For use on Polaris mounts only
Product Dimensions: including bracket 90 x 63 x 94mm
Product Weight 8.75 oz