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Orion Telescopes

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Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
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  • The perfect gift for the beginner astronomy enthusiast, the Oberver 60mm refractor offers jaw-dropping views of the Moon's craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter and it's moons, and more!
  • Utilizes a 60mm glass lens (not plastic) and includes two fully-coated 1.25" telescope eyepieces for two different viewing magnification options
  • Includes a red-dot EZ Finder II reflex sight to make aiming the telescope at celestial objects easy
  • The aluminum telescope tripod is sturdy yet lightweight, making the Observer 60 a very portable refractor
  • With the included Starry Night software, you can print out detailed maps of the sky to make locating objects to view even easier


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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. The whole family will appreciate the crisp views of celestial wonders provided by this capable 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. 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.  

Get the affordable Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope and discover how much fun you and your family can have exploring the starry skies!

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.

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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 Refractor 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
Starry Night special edition software

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