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Orion Telescopes
Beginner
Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
$159.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 01/15/2023

  • Ideal entry-level reflector telescope sporting big optics, hassle-free operation, and grab-and-go portability
  • Ample 100mm (3.9") parabolic primary mirror optics drink in faint light to reveal lunar craters, planets, and deep-space nebulas in sharp detail
  • The SkyScanner's intuitive swivel base makes maneuvering and pointing the telescope easy for everyone in the family
  • Includes 20mm (for 20x power) and 10mm (for 40x power) 4-element eyepieces, EZ Finder II aiming device, glare-reducing Moon filter, and Orion's MoonMap 260
  • Order now for expected delivery in January 2023


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Item #  10012

Although perfect for beginning stargazers, this tabletop reflector telescope is not a toy! With its substantial, 100mm aperture parabolic primary mirror boasting a 400mm focal length, the compact Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope will amaze you and your family with gorgeous, detailed views of the night sky.

With this capable reflector, you can study the Moon's cratered surface in detail, exploring highland mountains and vast, planar lunar "seas" of dark material. Bright planets like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars shine bright in the SkyScanner 100mm Reflector, even when viewing from urban locations with mediocre seeing conditions. On especially clear evenings when viewing from areas with dark skies, the pint-sized Orion SkyScanner telescope can gather enough light for views of open and globular star clusters, bright cloudy nebulas, and even a few distant galaxies.

Set the compact SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector on table in the back yard, or even on the hood of your car in the backcountry, and comfortably view the heavens to your heart's content. Thanks to its small stature, the SkyScanner makes a great grab-and-go telescope for road trip adventures, camp-outs, and just carrying to the local park.

You get quality 20mm and 10mm 4-element eyepieces with the SkyScanner 100mm

Start with the 20mm eyepiece to see a wide view with 20x magnification. Once you've centered an object in the 20mm eyepiece, swap in the 10mm eyepiece to boost the magnification up to 40x. Both eyepieces have threaded barrels to allow use of Orion filters, including the glare-reducing Moon filter that comes with the telescope.

Dial-in details with the SkyScanner 100mm telescope's precise focuser.

The SkyScanner 100mm features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with smooth focusing control that makes it easy to obtain sharp, crisply detailed views of the Moon, planets, and more. The focuser accepts both the 20mm and 10mm included eyepieces, and will work with other, optional 1.25" telescope eyepieces.

The included Orion EZ Finder II red-dot sight makes it "EZ" to aim the telescope.

Following a simple alignment procedure, use the EZ Finder II "red dot scope" to accurately aim the SkyScanner 100mm at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Just peer through the EZ Finder's viewing window and move the telescope until the red dot is positioned on the object you want to observe. And voila! — the object will appear right in the telescope's eyepiece, ready to view. Recently upgraded with a dovetail base.

Cut the Moon's glare to see more detail on its surface with the Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter .

This popular accessory reduces glare and boosts contrast so you can enjoy more-detailed views of lunar surface features. It blocks 87% of the Moon's brightness to provide a more comfortable view and reveal subtle details. It's a neutral density filter that will not alter the natural color of the Moon, either.

Explore the Moon and identify its craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more with your telescope!

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, and "seas", the Orion MoonMap 260 is a wonderful tool for all amateur astronomers. Keep it handy while you look through the telescope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. "Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!"

What's more, if there isn't a table nearby when you want to use the SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope, you can easily attach its altazimuth base to a field tripod. A threaded 3/8"-16 socket on the bottom of the base can be coupled to a field tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" threaded post. Alternatively, the SkyScanner optical tube can be separated from its base for attachment to a Vixen-type dovetail saddle found on many equatorial and altazimuth mounts.

An excellent, easy-to-use telescope value at an affordable price, the Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector is an ideal beginner's telescope capable of providing hours of family fun exploring the cosmos.

NOTE: The SkyScanner is a reflector type telescope, and reflectors are not recommended for daytime terrestrial viewing because the image in the eyepiece is not right-side up. But reflector telescopes make great astronomical instruments, because there is no "right side up" in space!

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

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

Product Support
Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more
  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    100mm
  • Focal length
    400mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    3-Element 20.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    20x, 40x
  • Resolving power
    1.16arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    14x
  • Highest useful magnification
    200x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    200x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.7
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    15.7 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.4 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    2.8 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    6.2 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Orion MoonMap 260 reference map, Orion 1.25" Moon Filter
  • Other features
    Altitude and azimuth tension adjustment knobs, Dovetail saddle for easy attach/remove of OTA, Tripod adapter with 3/8"-16 threaded socket
  • Warranty
    One year

SkyScanner 100mm optical tube
EZ Finder reflex sight
20mm 4-element eyepiece, 1.25"
10mm 4-element eyepiece, 1.25"
3x Barlow lens
Base (assembled)
Dust cap
MoonMap 260

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.

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
Standard Delivery to Canada: $5.00
3 Day Delivery: $42.00
2 Day Delivery: $42.00
Next Day Delivery: $54.00

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