Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Manufactured by: Orion
Model: 9843


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Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

  • A great beginner's reflector telescope for all-around astronomical observing at a great price!
  • 3" aperture and 700mm focal length provides wonderful views of the Moon, planets, and even some bright nebulas and star clusters
  • Includes sturdy adjustable aluminum tripod and equatorial (EQ) mount for easy manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects with included slow-motion controls
  • Includes two Explorer II 1.25" telescope eyepieces - 25mm and 10mm focal lengths for viewing at 28x and 70x magnification respectively
  • Also includes finder scope, focuser, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

Great for all-around astronomical observing, the highly portable, uncomplicated Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector telescope is just the right size and price for your beginning astronomers and their families. Weighing just 16lbs. total, the SpaceProbe 3 boasts features and viewing capabilities usually reserved for much more expensive instruments. 

The Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope lets the whole family enjoy beautiful night sky treasures from the backyard. With this telescope and its 700mm focal length (f/9.2) you can view the cratered surface of the Moon, breathtaking rings of Saturn, and gigantic Jupiter along with its brightest moons.  The SpaceProbe 3 Reflector’s 3” diameter optics gathers enough light to view all of these things and more! You can even catch faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and nebulas of deep-space!

The aluminum Newtonian reflector telescope tube features a smooth-adjusting 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser to ensure precise focus adjustments and sharp views in the eyepiece. Speaking of which, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector comes with two interchangeable Explorer II eyepieces (1.25")—25mm (28x) and 10mm (70x)—as well as a wide-field, and Orion EZ Finder II Reflex Sight to aid in locating objects. An adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray and aluminum legs is also included with this feature-packed telescope.

The SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope comes with the EQ-1 equatorial mount. This mount mimics our planets rotational axes, and allows easy manual "tracking" of celestial objects with included slow-motion control cables.  (The SpaceProbe 3, like all Newtonian Reflector telescopes, is not recommended for terrestrial viewing as images seen through it will appear upside-down).

For the beginner who’s excited to discover what’s "out there," the inexpensive SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope provides a lot of performance for a modest investment!


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

Warning - Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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