DescriptionAdd this small, easy-to-install DC motor drive to your Meade Polaris equatorial mount and your telescope will automatically track the stars as they move from east to west through the sky. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, you will only be required to make occasional adjustments in declination (north/south movements) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time.
The Meade Polaris RA motor drive runs on a 9V battery (included), so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply flip the North/South (N/S) switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A knob is located just under the power indicator, and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since the Sun, Moon, planets, and deep-space objects move through the sky at different speeds, this gives you the ability to match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.
The included 9V battery will provide approximately 40 hours of run time. Keep an extra battery in your telescope accessory case so you’ll always have telescope tracking, because once you add this Meade DC Motor Drive to your Polaris equatorial mount, you won’t want to be without it.
- Meade Polaris RA Motor Drive
- 9V Battery
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