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Orion Telescopes
Orion Observer 60mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Sun & Moon Kit
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  • Experience the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse like a pro with this complete kit packed with gear to help you enjoy safe views of the Sun and sharp views of the Moon and starry skies at night
  • The Observer 60mm refractor utilizes a 60mm glass lens (not plastic) and includes two fully-coated 1.25" telescope eyepieces for two different viewing magnification options
  • Install the included film solar filter for safe views of the Sun, and prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse with the included 5-pack of Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses, and the Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide
  • Also includes an Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book, Orion MoonMap 260, and an 1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter
  • CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument

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Item #  24788

This complete kit is packed with everything you need to enjoy safe telescopic views of the Sun during the day and stunning views of the Moon, planets and starry skies at night. This Sun & Moon Kit includes the Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope, a 3.68" ID Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter, Orion MoonMap 260, Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter, Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book, 5-pack of Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses, and the Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide.

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 useful accessories, and an adjustable aluminum tripod. Two included 1.25" eyepieces provide two different magnification options out of the box. Start out with wide-field 28x views with the 25mm eyepiece, and boost the power all the way up to 70x by using the 10mm telescope eyepiece. 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. 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.

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3.68" ID Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter

Attach this Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter to the Observer 60mm telescope to enjoy completely safe views of the Sun. The white-light Solar Filter features Baader AstroSolar Safety Film in a sturdy, clear-anodized aluminum cell. Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filters display a natural, neutral white view of the Sun's surface. Once attached to a telescope, this filter provides sharp, scatter-free views of sunspots, solar eclipses, planetary transits, and other solar phenomena. Four 1/16" thick, and four 1/8" thick adhesive foam tabs are included with each filter to achieve a proper friction-fit with the telescope. A tight press fit is required for safe solar viewing.

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Are you "totality" ready?

We're already excited about the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! Events like eclipses certainly don't happen every day, and it's even rarer for the path of totality to be in our own backyard, or just a road trip away. If you want the best views of this rare event, you're in luck! Orion carries a full assortment of glass and safety film solar filters for telescopes and binoculars. We're your one-stop Solar Eclipse shop!

Eclipse Glasses

Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses, 5-Pack

Each set of Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses feature solar polymer film for safe direct viewing of the Sun. The solar film filters out 100% of harmful ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths of light, and they block 99.999% of intense visible light for a relaxing, comfortable and completely safe view of the Sun and the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Since five pairs are included, you can safely share this rare experience with friends and family so no one feels left out!

Eclipse Guide

Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide

The detailed Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide is packed with useful hints and viewing tips written by eclipse enthusiast Stephen James O'meara to help you enjoy this rare spectacle from beginning to end. From first contact through totality and fourth contact, this guide explains everything you need to know and describes what to look for so you can understand and appreciate this awe-inspiring event.

Moon Filter

Once the Sun sets, use the included Moon Filter for great lunar views.

After sunset, you'll love using the Observer 60mm Refractor telescope to explore the Moon and many other interesting celestial targets. The included Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter helps improve your views of the Moon by reducing glare and enhancing contrast of lunar features like craters, mountains and valleys. The threaded filter is easy to install on the included 25mm and 10mm eyepieces.

The Orion Observer 60mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Sun & Moon Kit also includes an Orion MoonMap 260 and Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book. The included Orion MoonMap 260 is a useful reference map of the Moon's surface that will help the whole family learn the names and locations of more than 260 craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and other interesting lunar features you can explore with your telescope. With a full page of information dedicated to each interesting object, the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book will lead you on a detailed tour of over 60 fascinating astronomical objects that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.


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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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Coatings
    Fully coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
  • Eyepieces
    Kellner 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    28x, 70x
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • 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.
  • Additional included accessories
    Safety film solar filter, Solar eclipse viewing glasses, Solar eclipse guide
  • Other features
    Altitude fine adjustment
  • Warranty
    One year
  • For Kids?

Orion 60mm f/11.7 refractor telescope optical tube assembly
3.68" ID Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter
Pack of five Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses
Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide
Orion MoonMap 260
1.25" Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter
Orion Telescope Observer's Guide
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
Accessory tray attachment wing screws
Leg lock knobs
Yoke knobs
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software download card

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3 Day Delivery: $41.00
2 Day Delivery: $41.00
Next Day Delivery: $52.00

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