Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector TelescopeAll-around performance at a great price for those who want to move beyond the typical starter scope150mm aperture and 750mm focal length for pleasing images of a rich variety of celestial objectsIncludes sturdy tripod and equatorial mount for hands-free celestial trackingIncludes 2 eyepieces, finder scope, focuser, polar scope, and FREE Starry Night astronomy softwareOne-year limited warranty
If you've "graduated" from a small refractor, or you want your first telescope to have more light-gathering power than the typical starter telescope offers, then step up to the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope.
It's hard to beat this 6"-class equatorial reflector telescope for all-around performance at a great price. Its 150mm-diameter parabolic Newtonian optics (focal length 750mm, f/5) pull down pleasing images of a rich variety of celestial objects. With the included 10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25"), you'll roam detailed lunar landscapes at 75x, or see distinct, variegated cloud bands on Jupiter's disk. Pop in the 25mm Plossl for some deep-sky thrills, where modest 30x power rewards you with never-before-seen (by you) images of nebulas and star clusters framed in a wide circle of starry blackness. With additional (optional) telescope eyepieces or a barlow lens, you can push the power to 150x or more.
Metal tube rings fasten the 27"-long optical tube to the sturdy EQ-3 equatorial mount. The manual slow-motion controls let you center objects in the viewing field, then manually track their motion. Or, add the optional single-or dual-axis EQ-3 DC drive to power the scope electronically. The EQ-3 mount comes with a precision polar-alignment scope for aligning the telescope to track properly. The adjustable aluminum tripod provides ample stability and the leg braces are hinged at the center for quick setup and fold-up. A roomy accessory tray is also included.
The AstroView 6 Equatorial has high-quality features for such an affordable price, such as an aluminum 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with two thumbscrews to lock the telescope eyepiece in place, and a four-vane, adjustable secondary mirror support. The 6x30 achromatic crosshair finder scope helps you locate your target. It has easy, spring-loaded X-Y adjustment and a quick-release dovetail bracket. Collimation thumbscrews make occasional alignment of the optics an easy, tool-free procedure. And we even throw in a "collimation cap" for checking the telescope's mirror alignment.
Treat yourself, your friends, and your family to some wondrous evenings under the stars with the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope! Weighs 39 lbs. One-year limited warranty.