The Polaris 70mm Telescope has a 70mm aperture and focal length of 900mm (f/12.9). 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 70mm comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. When fully assembled, the Polaris 70mm weighs approximately 16.6 lbs.
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: 70mm (2.8")
Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
Focal Length: 900mm
Focal Ratio: 12.9
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: 910mm x 870mm x 1370mm
Assembled Product Weight: 7.56kg