We saw Meade’s new EclipseView Line of Solar Safe telescopes first this year in January at CES in Las Vegas, then again at NEAF in April, and now they are ready for shipment.
What makes them so great? They are dual-purpose instruments, ready for use during the day for solar viewing and at night for celestial observing. You can now view the Sun, Moon, planets, and more with the same telescope. All EclipseView telescopes come with a removable white-light filter for daytime use, and when the Sun sets, just simply remove the filter, change the view finder and enjoy the night sky.
EclipseView 82-mm Reflecting Solar Telescope
Meade’s EclipseView 82-mm Newtonian Reflector Solar Telescope allows you to set up and share the Sun gazing experience in seconds. This table-top telescope is the ideal grab-and-go telescope offering easy and portable observation, and price at just $79.99US, it represents an exceptional value.
Features and specifications include: Removable white-light Solar Filter for use both day and night; Newtonian reflector with an 82-mm (3.2-inch) aperture to give you a great view of the Moon, planets, and the Sun; lightweight (3.8 pounds) and a compact 300-mm (f/3.7) focal length for ultimate portability; comes with 26-mm and 9-mm eyepieces for low and high magnifications; includes a 2x Barlow lens to double the magnifying power of your eyepieces; 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use.
EclipseView 114-mm Reflecting Telescope
Meade’s EclipseView 114-mm Newtonian Reflector Solar Telescope delivers all the attributes of its 82-mm reflector, but with greater aperture. The telescope is grab-and-go easy, still perfect for both daylight solar and nighttime celestial viewing with its removable white-light solar filter, and still admirably intuitive to use. It is priced at $189.99US.
Features and specifications include: Parabolic Newtonian Reflector with a larger 114-mm (4.5-inch) aperture for a great view of planets, nebulae, and the Sun; lightweight (10.8 pounds) and compact with a removable 450-mm (f/3.95) optical tube for portability; comes with 26-mm and 9-mm eyepieces for low and high magnifications; 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use.
EclipseView 60-mm Refractor Telescope
The EclipseView 60-mm comes complete with everything you need to view the day and night wonders of the sky. This classic refracting telescope comes with a removable white-light solar filter and is a safe and fun way to view the August 21 total solar eclipse. It’s affordably priced at $99.99US.
Features and specifications include: 60-mm (2.4-inch) refracting telescope delivers bright images that is ideal for viewing both land and celestial objects; includes two eyepieces for viewing a wide range of objects, plus a 2x Barlow that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece; supported by an altazimuth mount with slow-motion control rod for tracking celestial objects as they move across the night sky; plus, bonus Autostar Suite astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects.
EclipseView 76-mm Reflector Telescope
As with all other telescopes in this series, Meade’s EclipseView 76-mm reflector telescope comes complete with everything you need to view day and night sky wonders, including a removable white-light solar filter. It is priced at $129.99US.
Features and specifications include: 76-mm (3-inch) reflecting telescope with included removable white-light solar filter, plus two eyepieces and easy to use viewfinders for day-time and night-time use, an altazimuth mount with slow-motion control rod for tracking celestial objects as they move across the night sky, and a bonus Autostar suite astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects.
For more information on Meade’s EclipseView series products, visit www.meade.com.
The Astronomy Technology Today editorial staff would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the availability of our Solar eclipse equipment guide – The Definitive Equipment Guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Our goal with the 40 page publication is to provide an easy-to-consume introduction to the technological options for viewing and imaging the Great Solar Eclipse. We cover the gamut of options available including building you own solar viewer, solar glasses, smart phones, DSLR cameras, using astronomy telescopes, solar telescopes, using binoculars, solar filters (including a DYI filter option), CCD astro cameras, astro video cameras, webcams and much more. You can view the guide on our website here – its free and there is no requirement to sign up to read the guide.