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1. Meade NG60 60mm Refractor Telescope
2. Meade DS-60 Telescope
3. Meade Telestar NGC-60A Achromatic
4. Meade DS-70 Telescope
5. Meade DS-60EC Telescope
6. 51501/51503

1. Meade NG60 60mm Refractor Telescope
by Meade
Electronics (30 November, 2002)
list price: $200.00
Asin: B000077VV7
Sales Rank: 6793
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Altazimuth mount for smooth movement
  • Great for terrestrial and space viewing
  • 2 eye pieces (78x and 28x)
  • 700mm focal length
  • Aluminum tripod with accessory tray

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Poor Starter Scope
This scope is not a good starter scope for anyone interested in astronomy.Here's why:
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2. Meade DS-60 Telescope
by Meade
Electronics
list price: $179.00
Asin: B00004SPCG
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

For almost as long as amateur astronomy has been in existence as a field of study, refracting telescopes of 60-millimeter (2.4 inches) aperture and larger, and reflecting telescopes of about 114 millimeters (4.5 inches) and larger, have been considered ideal telescopes for the serious beginning or intermediate observer. But never in their long history have microprocessor technology and the latest in electromechanical design been applied to telescopes of this class. Meade Digital Electronic Series (DS) telescopes are one of the most important advances in beginning to intermediate telescopes in 100 years.Read more

Features

  • 60mm (2.4 inch) aperture; 700mm objective lens focal length
  • Smooth, precise altazimuth mounting for easy object location
  • 2-element achromatic objective lens with multicoating
  • Includes full-length, adjustable aluminum tripod
  • Compatible with Autostar computer controller and electronic control system

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars A great beginner's telescope
I have purchased the Meade DS-60 for my son.I am very impressed with the quality of the product after comparing it to similarly priced telescopes available for purchase from local retail outlets in Australia.The mounting is of a significantly superior quality than those of its competitors in this price range and this is important for the novice astronomer to gain some real enjoyment from their hobby.The instructions packaged with the product could be improved by rewriting them with a younger user in mind.I highly recommend "The Starry Night" software which comes packaged with the telescope.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor support
I purchased a DS-60 for my son and have been trying to locate the accessories necessary to get it to perform with a motor since December.I have been unable to purchase the #493 series kit (not specified on the box as a necessary component)either online or at any stores.There is no online customer support and the information provided by the manufacturer was incorrect.The accessories for the telescope are not readily available.I am very dissatisfied with this product.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cheap Plastic Parts
The lenses to this scope seem to be pretty good quality, but there are a number of problems which make it less attractive. Several threaded parts are made of plastic, and at least on mine, which had apparently been opened before, they were all stripped. Manual controls are ok, but the horizontal controls are hard to operate. When you stop turning, the scope continues to move about 1-2 degrees, unless you turn the knob back the other way. Spend the extra money and get a good telescope! ... Read more

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3. Meade Telestar NGC-60A Achromatic Refractor Telescope
by Meade
Electronics
list price: $320.00
Asin: B000077VWY
Sales Rank: 39095
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Refractor telescope with 60mm objective lens and computer controller to help locate celestial objects
  • Pair of 1.25-inch eyepieces (MH9mm and MA25mm) ensure a wide field of view in varying conditions
  • Focal length of 700mm (f/11.7 focal ratio); adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray and altazimuth single-arm mount
  • Manual slow-motion controls on both axes for tracking fast-moving objects; 200x max practical visual power
  • 5x24 mm viewfinder; optical tube measures 27 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the beginner or casual celestial observer!
This is not the best telescope on the market, but for the price, you definitely can't go wrong. I was amazed at the quality and clarity. With the 9mm lens, you can easily see the rings of Saturn as well as the clouds of Jupiter. With the purchase of a stronger lens and even a magnifier, you are able to get even more definition of celestial objects including but not limited to planets, nebula, and lunar craters. If you are a beginner, or just enjoy the night sky as I do, this is a great way to enhance the experience and maybe learn something along the way.
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4. Meade DS-70 Telescope
by Meade
Electronics
list price: $240.00
Asin: B00004SPCE
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

With its relatively large 70mm aperture, yet affordable price, Meade's DS-70 refracting telescope makes a perfect instrument for the serious beginner. It features a multicoated, achromatic two-element objective lens and precise, smooth altitude and azimuth movements for easy object location. It includes Meade's StarNavigator software, which displays more than 10,000 celestial objects for help in locating galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars, and planets. It also includes a full-length adjustable aluminum tripod.Read more

Features

  • 70mm (2.8 inch) aperture; 700mm objective lens focal length
  • Smooth, precise altazimuth mounting for easy object location
  • 2-element achromatic objective lens with multicoating
  • Includes full-length, adjustable aluminum tripod
  • Compatible with Autostar computer controller and electronic control system

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Scope
It's a very nice scope and has an excellent range of view. 4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Beginner/Intermediate Telescope
After going through two very disappointing experiences with department store telescopes over the years, I decided to move up to something more capable. Yes, it cost more, but this telescope, especially when equipped with the optional 495 Autostar computer, is far more capable than others I tried. It is easy to setup out of the box and comes with an excellent tripod. The Autostar computer is easy to use and assists in finding all of the major planets, stars and other interesting items without numerous star charts to refer to. The optics are very good for a telescope of this price, but you do have to focus a lot after changing eyepieces. Views of the moon are simply incredible, views of Venus, Mars and Saturn very good. Highly recommended if this is all you can afford - as a first scope you wont be disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mike, good scope
This a good entry level scope. I got it for my 11th birthday. Here is what you can see with this scope: Mercury: Looking hard, you can see its phases. Venus: You can easily see its everchanging phases. Moon: Hundreds of craters. Mars: During oppisition you can easily see Syrtis Major. (Dark spot) and looking closely, might be able to see a polarcap. You'll pick up more detail the more you look. Jupiter: You can see three bands.(Can't see great red spot)You can also see its four moons. Saturn: Rings are easy at High power. No bands resolved. You cansee bright moon Titan. No Cassini Division. (maybe) Uranus, Neptune, Pluto: Can see small disks. Pluto invisible. Ifyou expect flashy visuals, why do youthink they sent a billion dollar probe to get great images. This telescope is only good for the bright deep sky objects. I only recommend Autostar if you have no time and only want to see photos. I think you get more pride if you find it yourself than a computer. This is a pretty good beginners telescope. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mead    2. DS70   


5. Meade DS-60EC Telescope
by Meade
Electronics
list price: $389.00
Asin: B00004SPCF
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Meade's DS-60EC refracting telescope offers high-quality optics and easy push-button electronic operation, making it a perfect instrument for the serious beginner. It features a multicoated, achromatic two-element objective lens and precise, smooth altitude and azimuth movements. It includes the Meade handheld electronic controller, which allows for four-speed push-button operation and easy object location and tracking. It also includes Meade's StarNavigator software, which displays more than 10,000 celestial objects for help in locating galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars, and planets. Additionally, the telescope comes with a full-length adjustable aluminum tripod.Read more

Features

  • 60mm (2.4 inch) aperture; 700mm objective lens focal length
  • Includes electronic controller for easy push-button object location and tracking
  • Smooth, precise tracking with altazimuth mounting
  • 2-element achromatic objective lens with multicoating
  • Includes full-length, adjustable aluminum tripod

Reviews (6)

1-0 out of 5 stars Where in the world is Jean Francois Champollion?
Two hundred years ago Jean Francois Champollion decpihered the Rosetta Stone and unleashed the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphics.You'll wish you had old Jean by your side when you tackle Meade's pictographic nightmare called the "instructions."Any revision that Meade makes to the instructions should contain the following warnings: 1) Send your spouse, kids, and pets to bed.2)Remove yourself to the most remote corner of the house.Bring along a large, but unopened bottle of asprin.....The instruction booklet is 10 pages.The first half of the booklet contains 24 separate pictographs labeled A to Z (hey, I thought that there were 26 letters in the alphabet?).Oh, and just so you know, steps I and O don't exist.I think that Meade wants you to make them up on your own.Steps C, E, and F have nothing at all to do with the DS 60 so it is a mystery why they are included.Step "W" contains 16 different parts that require assembly.Oh, I failed to mention the joys of assembly.The telescope comes almost fully assembled except for the tripod.You'll need to disassemble almost the entire telescope so you can add a part or two.And, if part 5 points to a widget in diagram "T", then part 5 in diagram "U" is something completely different.I've assembled a lot of toys in my day, but by far, this one was the worst.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
I was given the DS-60EC telescope as a gift for Christmas and was excited to put it together and try it out. As soon as it was dark, I went into the back yard and had a wonderful time looking at stars, planets and the moon. Although I had little trouble putting the telescope together, one of the motors that came with the telescope did not work. I called Meade that evening and listened to a recording that told me to leave a message and that they would contact me within twenty-four hours. Almost exactly twenty-four hours later, I received a call from Meade inquiring about my telescope. Less than one week later, I received my new motor in the mail.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Gift!!!!
When my husband asked for a telescope for Christmas, I was apprehensive about spending a lot of money on something that might not work.I bought this model based on other reviews, and it turned out great!We were able to get a really close look at the moon that very night.Due to the glare from Christmas lights on our street and the bright moon, we couldn't see much else but plan to search the skies some more in the future.He was able to get it assembled without too much effort, and the tripod is sturdy.The electronic tracking will take some practice to master, but we have only just started to use it.This definitely a real telescope, not a toy, and we are very pleased with it and looking forward to learning how to use it.I purchased the book "Nightwatch: a guide to viewing the stars" which is also very helpful.The author of the book criticizes the $...telescope as being cheap and flimsy, but I really don't think his comments apply to this model.I'm only giving it 4 stars right now because we haven't used it enough to tell how well it works on smaller and more distant objects than the moon, but I expect it will do quite well.I think this was an EXECELLENT INVESTMENT for two COMPLETE BEGINNNERS!!!!! ... Read more


6. 51501/51503
by MEADE


Asin: B00004TDPP
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

The Meade Polaris 60 AZ-D is a quality refracting telescope for land or sky viewing. It is perfect for observing celestial objects like Saturn, Jupiter,and the moon. It has an attractive design and fits in any room. The Polaris 60AZ-D is a cost-efficient telescope for the beginner. ... Read more

Features

  • Model Number: 4304
  • Objective Lens: 60 Millimeters
  • Focal Length: 700 Millimeters

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars "Should and Could be Better."
With a Name like Mead, one would think they would not corrupt their product with such useless optics.It is not as good as my Astrolon: (see Review here at Amazon in Toys) and that,s saying some; has a giant diffraction ring in the objective glass. (Bad) and the Equatorial Mount sags unbeleivably when trying to focus an object in the eyepeice. In short, ahorrid experience.I,m sending mine back to Heartland America before the 30 days are up.Better for someone to spend a little more money and get a better scope;something like the Celestron 80MM Powerseeker (...)

2-0 out of 5 stars Telescope
Its nice and you can look at the stars and its so fun.

3-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for
with this cheap and cheerful 'scope from Meade. I liked their 90-AZ-F model far more, but it's [$$$] more expensive and you have to purpose build a stable viewing platform out of red brick in order to use it, so as a compromise, the 60-AZ-D is a much better choice. For children wishing to spy on school friends two blocks down you can't go wrong with this. Does exactly what it says on the box - "Warning - this product may contain nuts." ... Read more


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