Orion SkyView Pro 100ED GoTo Refractor TelescopeDelivers images remarkably free of chromatic abberation, ideal for both visual and photographic use. 100mm aperture and 900mm focal length (f/9.0) is ideal for planetary and lunar study. GoTo computerized control locates over 13,400 fascinating celestial objects with pushbutton ease. Includes 2" mirror diagonal, two Sirius Plossl eyepieces, 6x30 finder scope, tube rings, and more. One-year limited warranty
The Orion SkyView Pro 100ED GoTo Apochromatic Refractor Telescope is a complete equatorial observing package featuring the ED100 apochromatic refractor optical tube assembly paired with the venerable SkyView Pro equatorial mount/tripod, now with GoTo computerized control — at an unprecedented low price.
The "ED100" delivers astrophotos remarkably free of chromatic aberration, thanks to its fully multi-coated 100mm objective doublet. It's crafted with one element of FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) optical glass from Japan. The 100mm aperture gives it 56% greater light grasp than our ED80. And the 900mm focal length (f/9.0) excels at visual planetary and lunar study and imaging work as well.
The new GoTo hand controller powers the optical system to any of 13,400+ celestial objects in the GoTo database. Bright ED optics, rock-solid mount and GoTo computerized control. This telescope packs a lot of performance for the price!
Media BuzzAstronomy Magazine — October 2008"The SkyView [100ED Go-To] is great for visual use and rudimentary astrophotography. The heavy-duty equatorial head and tripod of the Sirius mount is perfect for intermediate amateurs with digital cameras."
Astronomy Magazine — April 2007"Optically, the 100ED is exceptional. The optics proved every bit as good as some other two-element ED apochromatic refractors costing significantly more."
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
For owners of the SkyView Pro EQ GoTo Mount whose version of the GoTo hand controller is 3.0 or greater, the GoTo hand controller's firmware can be updated over the internet.