The petite SpaceProbe 3" AZ reflector telescope is a great choice for kids who are curious about space and the stars. The telescope's 3" aperture (or diameter) gathers a good amount of light from the night sky, for impressively bright and detailed views of celestial wonders. The whole family will want to join in the fun of seeing thrilling views of the Moon, bright planets, and star clusters seen through the SpaceProbe 3 AZ telescope. Even though this telescope is great for kids, it's definitely not a toy. This is a genuine reflector telescope that will help foster a lifetime of appreciation for science and astronomy.
Beginning astronomy enthusiasts seeking an affordable entry to astronomical adventure will get it in spades with an Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope. Great for all-around astronomical observing, this highly portable, uncomplicated telescope is just the right size and weight for all family members, and just the right price for parents.
The SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope makes the night sky's treasures accessible right from the comfort of your own backyard. This inexpensive reflector telescope will amaze you with revealing views of Saturn's picturesque rings, Jupiter's moons, and the beautifully cratered terrain of our own Moon's surface. Built around a 3" (76mm) diameter primary mirror, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope also gathers enough light to snare the faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and distant nebulas! The SpaceProbe 3's focal length of 700mm (f/9.2) provides sharp views of cosmic curiosities the whole family can enjoy.
The aluminum Newtonian reflector optical tube features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser to ensure sharp images in the telescope eyepiece. Speaking of which, each Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector includes two interchangeable 1.25" Explorer II telescope eyepieces, a 25mm and a 10mm. The 25mm eyepiece will yield 28x power magnification in the SpaceProbe 3 while the 10mm eyepiece boosts the magnification up to 70x power. A wide-field EZ Finder II reflex sight is also included to aid in locating objects and aiming the telescope. An adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray and aluminum legs is also included with the SpaceProbe 3.
The Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope comes with an altazimuth mount which allows simple up/down and left/right motion. The altazimuth mount is lightweight and easy to use for anyone on the family. (Like all reflector telescopes, the SpaceProbe 3 is not recommended for terrestrial viewing on land as the images will not be right-side up.)
For the novice keen to discover what's "out there," the affordable Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth reflector Telescope provides a wonderful opportunity!
Sky & Telescope Magazine - December 2005
"If getting the most scope for the least money is the primary goal, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth reflector has much to recommend it. Simply put, this is a nice telescope. It provided sharp images and was a joy to use."
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 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 3" Reflector optical tube assembly
25mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Oriion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Altazimuth yoke telescope mount
EZ Finder II finder scope
Finder scope bracket
Tripod accessory tray
Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
Tripod attachment screws
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