Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
Item #21502
$199.99
Pop it on a picnic table or the hood of your car. This pint-sized powerhouse will show the whole family an array of celestial wonders on any clear night. Value-added Kit includes a Moon filter, book, and planisphere to enhance your experience.
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    • Compact reflector telescope offers beginning stargazers hands-on ease of use for scanning the night sky
    • With this value-added Kit you get three additional, helpful accessories: a Moon Filter, our Star Target Planisphere, and Orion's 174-page Telescope Observer's Guide
    • Big 102mm (4") primary mirror collects enough light to view the Moon, Saturn, bright star clusters and nebulas in wondrous detail
    • Comes with quality 25mm Kellner and 10mm Plossl eyepieces that deliver 26x and 64x magnifying power, and a 3x Barlow lens that triples the magnification
    • Also includes red dot LED finder scope and Orion's MoonMap 260 to help you identify craters, mountains, and more on the lunar surface

    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.

    star target

    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.

    OTOG book

    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).

    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

  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • User level:
      Beginner
    • Optical design:
      Reflector
    • Optical diameter:
      102mm
    • Focal length:
      640mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/6.3
    • Optics type:
      Spherical
    • Glass material:
      Soda-lime plate
    • Eyepieces:
      Kellner 25.0mm,Plossl 10.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      26x, 64x
    • Resolving power:
      1.14arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      15x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      204x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      204x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      12.7
    • Finder scope:
      Reflex sight
    • Focuser:
      .965"/1.25" Rack-and-pinion
    • Secondary mirror obstruction:
      31mm
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter:
      31%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area:
      9%
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings:
      Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type:
      Dobsonian
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Simple moon shots
    • Tube material:
      Steel
    • Length of optical tube:
      21.5 in.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      10.4 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      3x Barlow lens, MoonMap 260, Moon filter, Telescope Observer's Guide, planisphere, Dual Phillips/Flat screwdriver included
    • Other features:
      Eyepiece rack, Adjustable altitude and azimuth tension knobs, Center-marked primary mirror for collimation
    • Warranty:
      One year
    • Lithium Battery Weight:
      0.10 grams
  • In The Box

    SkyScanner BL 102mm optical tube
    Red dot finder scope
    25mm Kellner eyepiece, 1.25"
    10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    3x Barlow lens
    Base components
    Base assembly hardware
    Screwdriver (flat and Philips drives)
    Dust cap
    MoonMap 260
    Orion Telescope Observer's Guide
    Orion Star Target Planisphere
    1.25" Orion E-Series 13% Transmission Moon Filter

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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
    Standard Delivery to Canada: $25.00
    3 Day Delivery: $25.00
    2 Day Delivery: $25.00
    Next Day Delivery: $25.00