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Meade Polaris 70
Explore the Wonders of the Sky
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade Polaris 70.
  • Achromatic Refractor
  • Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Length: 900mm (f/12.9)
  • Diagonal: 90 degree erect image
  • Eyepieces: 1.25" MA:
    • 26mmm
    • 9mm
    • 6.3mm
  • Barlow Lens: 2X
  • Viewfinder: Red Dot
  • Focuser: Rack and Pinion
  • Mount: German Equatorial
  • Tripod: Full-height stainless-steel tbe legs
  • Bonus: AutoStar Suite® Astronomer Edition Software on DVD
  • UK Warranty: 1 year
  • Meade SKU: 216001
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Meade Polaris 70
Package includes:
  • Polaris 70mm (2.8") optical tube, 900mm f/12.9.
  • Equatorial mount and tripod.
  • Red Dot Finder.
  • 3 x 1.25" MA Eyepieces: 26mm, 9mm & 6.3mm.
  • Barlow Lens 2X.
  • DVD with Planetarium software and instructions.
  • FREE: High quality Moon Filter with 13% light transmission.
Optional Accessories
Meade Telescope Carry Bag for Polaris 70/80/90. + £33.00
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Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
Polaris 70 Flyer
Polaris Manual
Meade & Coronado
catalogue (PDF)

The Polaris telescopes come complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. They feature a stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls that makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. Bundled with every telescope is a bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects. It will help you learn the night sky. It displays planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing session. It operates on any Windows® based PC.

Polaris 70mm Achromatic Refractor
The Polaris 70 is an 70mm (2.8") Refracting Telescope that delivers bright and detailed images that is well suited for viewing both land and celestial objects. Comes with 3 eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or land).

Carries full one year Meade Factory Limited Warranty.

Meade Polaris Specification Chart
Specifications Polaris 70
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Clear Aperture 70mm (2.8")
Focal Length Focal Ratio 900mm f/12.9
Mount Type German Equatorial with slow motion controls
Setting Circles 2 axis, RA and DEC
Latitude Control Includes scale
Optical Coatings Fully coated glass
Focuser Rack and Pinion
Diagonal 90 degree erect image
Eyepieces Three (3) 1.25" MA (26mm, 9mm, & 6.3mm)
Barlow Lens 2X
Viewfinder Red Dot
Tripod Pre-assembled full height stainless-steel tube legs
Accessory Tray Quick locking design
Assembled Dimensions 910 x 870 x 1370mm
Assembled Product Weight 7.56 kg
Shipping Weight 10.6 kg
Shipping Carton Dimensions 1062 x 300 x 230mm

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We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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