Here's a versatile refractor telescope designed to pack up and go whenever you hit the road, the trail, or the air. It excels for daytime birding, nature study, and scenic long-distance viewing, and will take you way beyond the Earth's horizon after sunset for some casual nighttime stargazing and Moon viewing. The Orion GoScope 70 Backpack Refractor Telescope features a 70mm achromatic lens system for high-resolution images of distant subjects. The telescope sets up in seconds on the retractable aluminum tripod,newly upgraded to provide smoother motion and a wider, more stable stance. The three-way pan head allows smooth, easy pointing of the telescope. It comes with a correct-image prism diagonal, quality 20mm and 10mm Kellner telescope eyepieces (1.25-inch), and EZ Finder II red dot finder scope. It's a complete observational system that tucks away neatly in the specially designed backpack! Includes Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software. Weighs just 6 lbs.
The included Stargazer's Kit increases the versatility of your viewing experience with three very useful accessory items. The bestselling Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens, Orion LensPen Mini Pro cleaning tool, and the popular Orion Beginning Stargazers Toolkit.
A 2-power (2x) Barlow lens is an extremely versatile eyepiece accessory that doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed. For example, using the GoScope 70 refractor telescope with its 350mm focal length, using a 10mm eyepiece will yield a view with 35-power magnification. If you installed the same 10mm eyepiece into the Shorty 2x Barlow Lens and used the same 350mm telescope, your viewing magnification would be increased to 70-power magnification (35 x 2). Barlows are great accessories for beginning astronomers since they allow you to double the power of the eyepieces included with your telescope. They?re a great and affordable way to add to your arsenal of viewing magnifications. What?s more, the Orion Shorty 2x Barlow gets it's "Shorty" moniker from its compact size compared to other Barlow lenses, so it's easier to find a spot for it when packing your gear for a night under the stars.
The Orion LensPen Mini Pro Cleaning Tool is a must-have accessory for any amateur astronomer. Imagine how many times you will be touching your eyepieces to switch them out to achieve different magnifications. Each time, oily fingerprints can easily be left on your eyepieces. Prolonged exposure to these oils and other contaminants can adversely effect an eyepiece's performance. Dust accumulation is always a concern, since too much dust on an eyepiece can also degrade view quality. With the Orion LensPen Mini Pro, these concerns can be wiped clean. The handy pen-shaped cleaning tool features a retractable camel-hair brush for safe removal of large dusty or dirty particles, and an ingenious flexible chamois-pad cleaning tip to eliminate pesky fingerprints and smudges. The cap contains a specially formulated non-liquid spill-proof cleaning compound designed to never dry out. Just place the cap onto the cleaning tip and give it a half-twist to replenish the cleaning compound. The pen shape is conveniently compact so you can take it anywhere you'll be using your gear. LensPen works wonders on binocular eyepieces and objective lenses also.
With the included Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit, you'll never be "lost in space!" It contains four items designed to help new astronomers find their way around the heavens.
- Star Target Planisphere - Dial in your local date and time and it shows you the locations of the constellations and popular, bright deep-sky objects in the night sky
- Discover the Stars - A wonderfully written and illustrated observer's guide
- Moon Map - Identify craters and other lunar features with your telescope
- Orion RedBeam Mini LED Astro Flashlight - Emits pure red light that won't spoil your night vision. Perfect for reading your planisphere or seeing what you're doing at the telescope, while keeping your eyes optimized for viewing
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.
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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