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Meade Polaris 130mm Telescope Review

7 Mar 2019, 20:52 UTC
Meade Polaris 130mm Telescope Review
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Meade’s Polaris line promises to offer decent aperture scopes on good equatorial mounts with decent accessories bundled – something that a lot of manufacturers promise and fail to deliver entirely. The Polaris line even contains a dud – the Polaris 127EQ Meade offers is identical optically to the much-derided Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ. So, one must always take caution when shopping for scopes such as these.Luckily, the Meade Polaris 130EQ has not only met but exceeded my expectations, albeit with a few quirks. Read the review to know in detail.

What Makes 130MM a Good Choice?

The Optical TubeThe Polaris 130 is a standard 130mm f/5 Newtonian, with a parabolic primary mirror – this is key, as there is at least one 130mm f/5 Newtonian on the market from a reputable manufacturer which now ships with a useless spherical primary. I have heard a few scattered reports of the Polaris 130 being shipped with a spherical primary but these ...

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