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Orion Telescopes
Orion 8x20 Compact Monocular with 30x Microscope Stand
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  • Super-compact mini monocular fits in the palm of your hand
  • Delivers 8x magnification on-the-go
  • Attach the included 30x Microscope Stand to examine small objects in detail
  • Fully coated optics and 20mm objective lens help optimize contrast
  • Three optical tools in one; 8x20 monocular, 3x magnifying loupe, and 30x field microscope

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Item #  05639

This super-small monocular is so compact and portable, you'll want to take it everywhere you go. The truly pocket-sized 8x20 Compact Monocular delivers 8x magnification to make distant objects appear 8 times closer. Use it anywhere you go for close-up views without hassling with a larger, more bulky instrument. This pint-sized performer is perfect for travel, hiking, camping, sports events, trips to the theater, or just exploring around the backyard.

The Orion 8x20 Compact Monocular features a helical focus mechanism to fine-tune focus for sharp, detailed views. Fully coated optics throughout the monocular ensure high light transmission to take full advantage of light gathered by its 20mm objective lens. Featuring a 5.5 field-of view (288 feet at 1000 yards) the monocular has a 2.5mm exit pupil. Measuring just 2-7/8" long and weighing only 2.3 oz., the 8x20 Compact Monocular is ideal for all types of daytime viewing, and its small size makes it easy to stow in a pocket.

This multi-purpose device includes a handy Microscope Stand which can be used on its own or in combination with the monocular. On its own, the Microscope Stand performs as a 3x magnifying loupe, perfect for studying maps, charts, and more at 3-power magnification with helical focus control. For more powerful performance, attach the included thread-on Microscope Stand to the 8x20 Monocular to turn it into a 30x field microscope. A built-in clear plastic base positions the attached monocular at the perfect height for 30-power examinations of small objects such as insects, coins, leaves, seeds, plants, and much, much more. The clear plastic base allows subjects to be illuminated with ambient light, while helical focus mechanisms on both the Monocular and Microscope Stand allow you to obtain amazingly sharp, detailed views.

A fun and unique gift for inquisitive families, gadget-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys exploring, the multi-purpose Orion 8x20 Compact Monocular with 30x Microscope Stand is sure to encourage the curious nature of anyone who gets their hand on it!


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.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Magnification
  • Optical diameter
  • Field of view - angular
  • Field of view - linear
    288.0 ft./1000 yd
  • Apparent field of view
  • Exit pupil
  • Coatings
    Fully coated
  • Diopter adjustment
  • Weight
    0.1 lbs.
  • Height
    3.0 in.
  • Additional included accessories
    Included accessories may vary for 2nds, Substitutions may be made
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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