There's a whole lot of universe to explore with this pint-sized powerhouse of a telescope. The Orion SkyScanner BL 102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit - which includes extra must-have items described below - will let you survey celestial sights like the Moon, the Orion nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, and so much more.
The telescope features a compact, user-friendly design that offers simple up-down and left-right motion ("alt-azimuth"). Use your hand to point it, then view. It's that easy. The optical tube rotates smoothly in both axes, and each has a tension adjustment knob to let you set just the right amount of friction.
Optically, the SkyScanner BL 102mm TableTop Reflector has a 102mm (4") aperture primary mirror with a 640mm focal length (f/6.3). That means you'll get bright, wide-field views of your celestial targets and they will be easier to locate than with longer focal length telescopes. The included interchangeable 25mm Kellner and 10mm Plossl eyepieces provide 26x and 64x magnifying power, respectively. Keep the one you're not using in the convenient eyepiece rack. These eyepieces are a definite cut above the typical cheapie jobs found in most competing beginner telescopes. And their barrels are threaded to accept optional Orion 1.25" filters.
Also included is a 3x Barlow lens, which triples the magnification of any eyepiece it's used with. It's a great tool for getting in tight on your observing target. The non-magnifying red dot finder scope makes aiming the telescope a cinch. And to aid in your viewing of our favorite celestial object - the Moon - we include the Orion MoonMap 260. It shows the locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, and "seas".
In addition to the accessories noted above, the SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit comes with three more must-have items, making it an unbeatable deal for the new astronomer.
Cut the Moon's glare and 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.
Learn "What's Up" on any night with the Orion Star Target Planisphere
This handy star wheel makes it easy to see "what's up" in the night sky any night of the year. Dial in your local date and time and it shows you the locations of the constellations and deep-sky objects in the night sky. Use it to plan a stargazing session, or see what time of year your favorite constellation will be visible. Designed for use in 30°-50° latitudes.
Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide and start exploring
This 174-page guide for new telescope users will help you find, learn about, and view a variety of celestial objects. With a full page of information dedicated to each one, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical denizens that can easily be seen with a small telescope.
Boasting great portability (it even has a built-in carry handle) and sharp optics, the Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Kit is an ideal beginner's telescope package capable of providing hours of family fun scanning the cosmos.
Meets or exceeds California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).
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.
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