The beginner can explore the planets, moon, and bright deep-sky objects with the Orion ShortTube 80 EQ. It is easy to take outside and set up and can be used on a tripod as a daytime spotting scope. Track objects easily with the slow motion controls.
An indispensable reference to the equipment and techniques used by modern astronomy enthusiasts, The Backyard Astronomers Guide, Third edition should be part of your library. A user friendly how-to guide for purchasing and using various telescopes.
Stargazing Basics gives good advice on purchasing and using affordable binoculars, telescopes and accessories. And once you've purchased something, it takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Sun, Moon, stars, planets and more.
Since 1975 Orion Telescopes & Binoculars has been offering telescopes for sale direct to customers, with an unswerving commitment to best quality products, value and unmatched customer care. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee says it all.
At Orion, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for astronomy and astrophotography with the amateur astronomy community. Visit the Orion Community Center for in-depth information on telescopes, binoculars, and astrophotography. You can find astrophotography "how to" tips and share your best astronomy pictures here. Submit astronomy articles, events, and reviews, and even become a featured Orion customer!