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Beginner
Orion Lunar Explorer Telescope Bundle
$129.99
If purchased separately $162.95
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  • A complete 60mm refractor telescope bundle with great accessories for exploring the Moon
  • Our Observer 60mm AZ refractor telescope yields amazing views of the Earth's nearest neighbor in space with it's 60mm glass lens and long 700mm focal length
  • Included Shorty 2x Barlow Lens provides a 2x power-boost to any 1.25" telescope eyepiece for high-magnification closeup views of craters and mountains on the Moon
  • Included Moon Filter helps tone down glare from the Moon's surface so you can improve contrast and see details more easily
  • Two very useful reference tools - Orion MoonMap 260 and Orion Star Target Planisphere - are also included so you can learn the names of the craters you see on the Moon, and learn about other sights to see in the night sky


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Item #  24445

This value-packed telescope bundle comes with a great set of accessories which are ideal for exploring the cratered and mountainous surface of the Moon. The affordable Orion Lunar Explorer Bundle is built around our Observer 60 AZ refractor telescope which will provide great views of the moon with its 60mm aperture glass objective lens and long 700mm focal length. We also include a power-boosting 2x Shorty Barlow Lens, a glare-fighting Moon Filter, a handy Orion MoonMap 260, and a useful Orion Star Target planisphere star chart.

Let's take a closer look at each included item in this value-packed telescope bundle:

Orion Observer 60 AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope

A classic refractor telescope with precision glass optics and great portability, the Orion Observer 60 is a complete backyard telescope package that includes the refractor optical tube, a host of accessories, and an adjustable aluminum tripod. The Observer 60 AZ weighs just 5.8 lbs. total when assembled, including the mount and tripod, making it very easy for anyone in the family to transport from the house to the backyard for a night full of stargazing adventure. Close-up views of the Moon's rocky, cratered surface seen through the Observer 60 will give you and your family a new way of looking at our planet's nearest neighbor in the night sky.

The Orion Observer 60 Refractor Telescope offers higher quality and more reliable performance than any telescope you would find in a department store. Featuring an aluminum telescope optical tube and all-glass optics, including a fully anti-reflection coated 60mm aperture achromatic objective lens, the Observer 60 yields crisp, bright views of the night sky. The included altazimuth mount provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion. The sturdy yet lightweight aluminum tripod is adjustable for crowd-pleasing performance and comfort. There's even a handy accessory tray included that attaches to the tripod so you have a convenient spot to place your eyepieces and other astronomy accessories that come with this affordable Lunar Explorer Telescope Bundle.

The Observer 60 Refractor Telescope itself comes with two telescope eyepieces: quality 25mm and 10mm Kellner oculars with 1.25" barrels. the included telescope eyepieces will provide 28x and 70x power magnification options. The included EZ Finder II reflex sight makes aiming the telescope nice and easy following a simple alignment procedure. A 90 mirror diagonal is included for comfortable nighttime viewing. The versatile Observer 60 refractor's 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser adjusts smoothly and can also accept a 1.25" correct-image diagonal (sold separately) if you wish to use the telescope for daytime terrestrial viewing of wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens

The very versatile Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25" eyepiece, essentially dividing the eyepiece's focal length by a factor of 2. For example: using a 25mm eyepiece in the Shorty 2x Barlow provides the same magnification a 12.5mm eyepiece would normally exhibit (25 / 2 = 12.5). Using this simple formula, you can easily determine how each of your 1.25" telescope eyepieces will perform when inserted in the Shorty 2x Barlow. A 25mm ocular will behave like a 12.5mm eyepiece; a 10mm eyepiece will provide the magnification of a 5mm eyepiece, and so on. Using the Orion Shorty Barlow Lens is easy. Simply insert the Shorty 2x Barlow into the Observer 60 AZ telescope focuser or diagonal, and then insert any 1.25" eyepiece into the Shorty, gently securing it in place with the two thumbscrews on the Barlow housing. Then, adjust the telescope focus wheels to enjoy double the magnification of the eyepiece used. Presto!

Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter

When looking at the Moon through any telescope, bright reflected sunlight can produce significant glare. The Moon's disk, even at partial phases, is in fact so intensely bright with reflected sunlight that observing surface details can be challenging due to the overwhelming glare. This glare can be so bright that it washes out most of the interesting lunar features such as craters rilles, mountains, and valleys. The considerable brightness also reduces contrast on our nearest neighbor in the solar system.

To improve contrast and tone down glare easily, we recommend using a neutral-density 1.25" Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter. This inexpensive accessory threads directly into a 1.25" eyepiece barrel and blocks 87% of the light gathered by the telescope, making for more comfortable lunar views exhibiting higher contrast. Once installed on a 1.25" telescope eyepiece, the Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter will bring out considerably more lunar surface details thanks to the boosted contrast. Not only will more surface features and details pop out, but you can study them in greater comfort, thanks to Moon Filter reducing overall brightness without altering color. This neutral-density telescope eyepiece filter reduces irradiation, which is the distortion at the boundary between light and dark areas, such as along the lunar terminator. Using a Moon filter also helps conserve dark-adapted vision while viewing the lunar surface, so you can enjoy the view for longer periods of time.

Orion MoonMap 260

The included Orion MoonMap 260 is a useful reference map of the Moon's surface that will help the whole family learn the names and locations of more than 260 craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and other interesting lunar features you can explore with your telescope. Use the MoonMap 260 to identify craters you've observed, or use it before you go out with a telescope to plan a night full of Moon-watching family fun. 

Orion Star Target Planisphere 

For finding your way around the starry sky, there is no better tool than a star wheel, also called a planisphere, like the affordable Orion StarTarget Planisphere.

Whether you are skywatching with just your eyes, with binoculars, or with a telescope, a planisphere star chart is an essential tool you will use time and time again. It is an invaluable reference tool for learning the constellations, identifying stars, and locating popular bright celestial objects such as galaxies, open and globular star clusters, and diffuse and planetary nebulas.

The easy to use Orion Star Target Planisphere is a rounded star chart map which you rotate in its housing to dial in the date and time. Once the preferred date and time is dialed in, the Star Target displays a nicely detailed map of the current night sky. You can then rotate the Star Target to get a sneak peek of what objects will become visible as the night goes on, or to see when objects will be ideally positioned in the sky for observation through a telescope or pair of binoculars. It is easy to plan an entire night of stargazing fun in advance with the handy Orion Star Target, since it can tell you when and where your favorite objects and constellations will be visible. 

Warranty

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.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractors
  • Optical diameter
    60mm
  • Focal length
    700mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/11.7
  • Coatings
    Coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    Kellner 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    28x, 70x
  • Resolving power
    1.93arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    9x
  • Highest useful magnification
    120x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    120x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    11.6
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction Limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Height range of mount
    29.50 in. - 50.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    27.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    1.8 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    3.9 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    5.8 lbs.
  • Other features
    Altitude fine adjustment
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion 60mm f/11.7 refractor telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Kellner telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Kellner telescope eyepiece (1.25")
90 Mirror star diagonal
Tripod legs
Altazimuth yoke mount
Orion EZ Finder II finder scope
Finder scope bracket
Tripod accessory tray
Dust cap
Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
Tripod attachment screws
Wing nuts
Washers
Accessory tray attachment wing screws
Leg lock knobs
Yoke knobs
Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens, 1.25"
Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, 1.25"
Orion MoonMap 260
Orion Star Target Planisphere
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

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