This is a great telescope and accessory kit for kids interested in astronomy and space. The Orion Observer 60mm AZ refractor telescope is a wonderful starter telescope well-equipped for visual adventures under starry skies. The three goodies included with the Starter Kit are ideal for beginning backyard astronomers. The Astronomy book is a wonderful introduction to enjoying the night sky. The bi-fold Moon Map provides a great way to become familiar with the names of craters and other neat features of the Moon. The Orion Star Target planisphere is a useful star chart wheel you can use to see "what's up" in the night sky any day of the year! This value-packed telescope and accessory kit will make a great gift for any child interested in exploring starry skies!
The Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope is an excellent choice for beginning stargazers looking for a well-built, complete backyard telescope that can display wonderful views of the night sky at an affordable price. This is a great telescope for young beginners who are interested in looking at the stars. Its affordable price, high quality, and ease-of-use make the Observer 60 AZ Refractor an ideal telescope for curious kids and their families. The Observer 60 is not a toy, but is a genuine refracting telescope with real glass optics - not plastic lenses - capable of providing clear and sharp views of the Moon and more on any cloud-free night. Having a real telescope with as much quality as the Observer 60 AZ will allow your child's interest in astronomy to grow as they begin to explore the night sky.
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. It is especially popular with junior astronomy enthusiasts, thanks to its simple operation and traditional appearance. The Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope 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.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at the sharp celestial sights you can see with an Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope. For starters, Saturn and its rings, Jupiter and its dancing moons, and the changing phases of Venus all display nicely in the Observer 60. Close-up views of the Moon's rocky, cratered surface will give you and your family a new way of looking at our planet's nearest neighbor in the night sky. Even the contrasting blue and gold gems of the double star Albireo can be detected with the Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor, not to mention dozens of "deep-sky" gems, including the magnificent Orion Nebula and the glittering Pleiades and Beehive star clusters.
The Orion Observer 60 Refractor Telescope offers higher quality and more reliable performance than any telescope you'd find in a department store. Featuring an aluminum telescope optical tube and all-glass optics, including a fully antireflection-coated 60mm achromatic objective lens, the Observer 60 yields crisp, bright images of the night sky. The altazimuth mount provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion, and 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.
Outfitted with a great set of accessories, the Observer 60mm Altazimuth refractor comes with two telescope eyepieces: quality 25mm and 10mm Kellner oculars with 1.25" barrels, instead of inferior .965" barrels. The included telescope eyepieces will provide 28x power magnification, and 70x power magnification options right out of the box! The included Orion 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. With these accessories and the included Moon Map, Astronomy book, and Star Target planisphere, your little astronomer will love exploring the skies and learning about astronomy.
Help support and encourage your child's interest in the stars and space with the Observer 60 AZ and Starter Kit. We have a feeling the whole family will want to join in the fun - just don't let them know it's educational too!
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 the telescope in this product kit is compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and is intended for children 9 years of age and older.
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Orion 60mm, f/11.7 refractor telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Kellner telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Kellner telescope eyepiece (1.25")
90º Mirror star diagonal
Altazimuth yoke mount
Orion EZ Finder II finder scope
Finder scope bracket
Tripod accessory tray
Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
Tripod attachment screws
Accessory tray attachment wing screws
Leg lock knobs
Starry Night special edition software
Orion Star Target planisphere
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