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I need the Eyepiece, Diagonal Mirrot and Focus Draw Tube for a Polaris Model 60AZ D=60 MM.

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Contact Meade's customer service department here:

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

  • AlaskaHomes Sep 19, 2011

    No way to contact them. I am in Alaska, their 800 number only works in the lower part of the US??? No parts info or way to order on line without writing to them. Good lead, but didn't pan out, I need the same piece that Robert does.

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    Meade will sell you common items like eyepieces and diagonals but they probably will not sell you a "part"--- they will ship these via US mail and or FedX-- however:

    If you just need an eyepiece or a diagonal dozens of retailers can be found on the internet -- including who sell eyepeieces and diagonal.

    The most important thing is to order the correct size-- eyepieces come in 3 sizes .965 inch, 1.25 inch, and 2 inch---- measure the hole in the focuser --- the diagonal comes in the same 3 sizes also. So buy the correct one for your scope.

    Other than

    Here are two other retailers that sell eyepieces and diagonals-- there are many other:

    Remember that if it is a part SPECIFIC to Meade telescopes like the mount head for example-- only Meade will have this exact part-- and they normally DO NOT sell parts. If your scope is broken they want you to send the scope back to them for repair.



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