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Meade Polaris 60AZ-D Instruction Manual

60mm (2.4”) altazimuth refracting telescope
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Instruction Manual
Polaris 60AZ-D:
60mm (2.4") Altazimuth Refracting Telescope
Meade Instruments Corporation
6001 OAK CANYON, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA 92618-5200 U.S.A.
(949) 451-1450
FAX: (949) 451-1460
www.meade.com
© 2003
Rev. C
0603

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  • Page 1 Instruction Manual Polaris 60AZ-D: 60mm (2.4”) Altazimuth Refracting Telescope Meade Instruments Corporation 6001 OAK CANYON, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA 92618-5200 U.S.A. (949) 451-1450 FAX: (949) 451-1460 www.meade.com © 2003 Rev. C 0603...
  • Page 2 Every Polaris telescope, spotting scope, and telescope accessory is warranted by Meade Instruments Corporation (“Meade”) to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase in the U.S.A. Meade will repair or replace a product, or part thereof, found by Meade to be defective, provided the defective part is returned to Meade, freight-prepaid, with proof of purchase.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using the Telescope ........
  • Page 4: Telescope Overview

    Figure 1: Polaris 60AZ-D Altazimuth Refracting Telescope Inset A: Accessory Tray Mounting Bolt Hole; Inset B: Close up of the Viewfinder Assembly 1. Eyepiece 2. Viewfinder 3. Viewfinder collimation screws 4. Optical tube assembly 5. Vertical lock knobs 6. Horizontal lock knob 7.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    StarLocator astronomy software (separate instructions supplied in software package) UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY First time assembly of the telescope should require a set up of about 15 minutes. To set up the telescope, follow this procedure: 1. Remove and identify the telescope’s components, using the listing above.
  • Page 6: Viewfinder Focusing And Alignment

    PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO THE TELESCOPE ITSELF. 2. To center an object in the main telescope, first use the aligned viewfinder to find the object you wish to observe. If necessary, slightly loosen the vertical lock (5, Fig. 1) and the altitude rod lock knob (17, Fig.
  • Page 7: Calculating Power

    This movement is caused by the rotation of the Earth and makes an object appear to be moving in the telescope’s field of view. To keep astronomical objects centered in the field, simply move the telescope on one or both of its axes (vertical and/or horizontal) as appropriate.
  • Page 8: Maintenance

    (1, Fig. 1). Refocus until the image is sharp. POWER AND EYEPIECES The useful higher magnification with any 60mm diameter telescope is in the range of 80 to 120 power. The general rule to follow with any telescope, regarding power: Only use as much magnification as a steady, well-defined image supports.