MEADE POLARIS ELECTRONIC DIGITAL SERIES TELESCOPE. MODEL DS-114
The views of the moon were so muddy that detail was difficult even with the 25mm eyepiece. But the moon presented me with a good test subject. The provided eyepiece selection at the time this telescope was issued was poor. The Barlow lense was a. Meade DS digital telescope with AutoStar? After a few months of upgrading the eyepiece selection to a Meade 26mm super Plossel, a Celestron 40mm NexStar plossl, and a Celestron 6mm NexStar Plossl, and learning how to collimate the mirrors in this Newtonian reflector, I found the views to be much more tangible.
Just what I had feared, this was a true department store telescope. You want aperture to take advantage of it! Posted July 5, Getting Started General Help and Advice. Sign in Already have an account? The telephone cable pin plug was loose and required a piece of tape wrapped around it to wedge it into the socket tightly enough to keep it alive. I slipped the Barlow out a bit in the focuser, and noticed I could almost focus on a star.
We tested the collaminated telescope on a bird about yards away and got fairly good views. If Keade were looking for a first time telescope to learn the night sky, I would be grateful for someone steering me away from this style mount and drive gear.
You want aperture to take advantage of it! There were fuzzy halos of gray globs. No matter how well I tracked with the AutoStar, the same effect occurred. The reversed image movement was unintuitive because my only experience previous was with a red-dot finder on my refractor. A bit later the moon began to rise and spoiled the fine dark skies we diigtal just hours before. The effect was labeled ‘field rotation’.
A few weeks later he asked me up to his place which by the way has some of the darkest skies in the entire region to help him with the scope.
I then decided to hit the Double Cluster to see just what we could do with it. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. This is where I feel collamination must have been an issue. Half of the fun of learning astronomy is actually finding what you are looking for. Made instructions easily guided us through this process with simple explanations and graphics.
I refocused to no avail. The gas giant planets became wobbly and diffuse with less time to discern the features because of the motion through the field of view.
I was excited not only to help him but to get my scope out into some real dark skies. I reckon you can do better than the Meade. The lenses were a 25mm Huygenian, a 4mm Ramsden, and a 2. Granted it was extremely hard to do an alignment because the finder was so difficult to use. This might have been due to the previous owner of the telescope, so I wouldn’t consider this a normal anomaly of the telescope design.
Meade Polaris Ds-114 Reflecting Telescope Electronic Digital Series
This scope, although cheap actually looked pretty good. The planets came back into my universe and the Moon became a field trip. As I stepped up to the 4mm, I noticed a rapid drop in the brightness and ability to focus easily.
The mirror looked quite good and well as the secondary. The clarity was very good with this eyepiece on these larger objects, and I don’t remember suffering from any eyestrain while observing. Good luck with your search. I feel that telescopee. these issues are corrected there may be some hope left for this telescope.
Sign In Sign Up. After a few months of upgrading the eyepiece selection to a Meade 26mm super Plossel, a Celestron 40mm NexStar plossl, and a Celestron 6mm NexStar Plossl, and learning how to collimate the mirrors in this Newtonian reflector, I found the views to be much more tangible.
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This is where the instruction booklet was very helpful. Submitted by Curt Irwin – irwincur excite. The star alignment procedure is very important and the telescope training calibration is a must. Using the 25mm eyepiece, I became familiar with the larger nebulae and open clusters of the winter night sky. He was not lying these are some of the darkest skies I have ever seen. You just need a star atlas and a little patience.
The telephone cable pin plug was loose and required a piece of tape wrapped around it to wedge it into the socket tightly enough to keep it alive.
The Telescope and Accessories This scope, although cheap actually looked pretty dz-114.