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Orion Telescopes
Beginner
Orion Observer II 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope Starter Kit
$75.99
If purchased separately $82.97
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  • This affordable beginner's kit includes a complete 60mm Refractor telescope and useful accessories for kids interested in astronomy
  • Explore the Moon's rugged surface, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons and much more at two different magnifications with the included 25mm and 10mm eyepieces
  • The included MoonMap 260 identifies over 260 interesting features on the Moon
  • Use the included Star Target planisphere to see what's in the night sky any day of the year
  • The included Exploring the Cosmos book provides a wonderful introduction to space and the stars for any beginning stargazer


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Item #  29507

This is a great telescope and accessory kit for kids interested in astronomy and space. The Orion Observer II 60mm AZ refractor telescope is a wonderful starter telescope well-equipped for visual adventures under starry skies. The extra goodies included with the Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit are ideal for beginning backyard astronomers.

A classic refractor telescope with precision glass optics and great portability, the Orion Observer II 60mm is a complete backyard telescope package that includes the refractor optical tube, a host of accessories, and an adjustable aluminum tripod. The assembled Observer II 60mm telescope weighs just 4.3 lbs. including the mount and tripod, so it's very easy for anyone in the family to transport from the house to the backyard for stargazing adventures.

Featuring an aluminum telescope optical tube and all-glass optics, including a fully antireflection-coated 60mm achromatic objective lens, the Observer II 60mm yields sharp, detailed 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 lightweight aluminum tripod is adjustable for crowd-pleasing performance and comfort.

Outfitted with a great set of extra accessories, the Observer II 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope Starter Kit comes with everything you need to enjoy great views of the night sky right out of the box. The telescope comes with two eyepieces to deliver two different viewing magnifications. Use the included 25mm Kellner eyepiece for wide, 28-power views. When you want more magnifying power, replace the 25mm eyepiece with the included 10mm Kellner eyepiece for stronger, 70-power views. A 90 mirror diagonal is included for comfortable nighttime viewing through the telescope, and the included red-dot sight makes it easy to aim the Observer II 60mm refractor.

Let's take a closer look at the extra goodies included in this affordable Starter Kit: 

51441 cover

Introduce the whole family to the wonders of the night sky with Orion's exclusive Exploring the Cosmos book!

Packed with amazing facts, gorgeous illustrations and fun activities, the Exploring the Cosmos book is a great introduction to the night sky. Join our astronaut guides as we take a tour of the universe and learn fascinating facts about space and the stars along the way. We'll explore our home galaxy the Milky Way and take a closer look at the Sun and planets as we take a trip around the Solar System and beyond on an educational adventure.

MoonMap 260

The included MoonMap 260 lets you learn the names of craters and other features on the Moon.

The pleasantly portable Observer II 60mm Telescope comes with the useful Orion MoonMap 260. You'll enjoy looking at the Moon with the telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the official names of the interesting craters, mountains, and other features you've seen. It will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface!

Star Target

The Orion Star Target planisphere will show you what's in the sky any night of the year.

This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the Orion Observer II 60mm Refractor, since you'll know just where to point the telescope.

This value-packed telescope and accessory kit will make a great gift for any child interested in exploring 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 800-447-1001.

Warning

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.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • 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
    71x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    120x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    11.6
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • 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
    29.00 in. - 46.25 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    27.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    1.2 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    2.7 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    4.3 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Moon Map 260
  • Other features
    Altitude fine adjustment
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Observer II 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
Red-dot sight
Tripod accessory tray
Dust caps
Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
Tripod attachment screws
Wing nuts
Washers
Leg lock knobs
Yoke knobs
Orion MoonMap 260
Orion Star Target Planisphere
Orion Exploring the Cosmos: An Introduction to the Night Sky book

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A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $27.00
2 Day Delivery: $27.00
Next Day Delivery: $33.00

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