Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Item #55027
$549.99
The Orion AstroView 6 EQ reflector is not only excellent for solar system viewing (lunar and planetary), but the 6" mirror pulls in enough light for beautiful views of distant nebulae and galaxies. Includes a 2" Crayford focuser and sturdy EQ mount.
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  • More Info
    • Versatile 6" reflector telescope and sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount and tripod excels at all-around night-sky performance
    • 6" (150mm) aperture and 750mm focal length Newtonian reflector optics provides pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects from the close-by Moon to distant galaxies and cloudy nebulae
    • Includes sturdy adjustable-height tubular steel tripod and equatorial mount for precise slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
    • Includes 25mm and 10mm Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepieces which provide 30x and 75x views respectively for a variety of magnification right out of the box
    • Also includes a 2" Crayford-style focuser, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, smartphone adapter and more!

    If you're ready to take the next step up from a small refractor, or if you want your first telescope to have more light-gathering power than the typical starter telescope offers, then we heartily recommend the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope.

    It's hard to beat this 6" aperture equatorial reflector telescope for all-around performance at a great price. Its 150mm-diameter (6") parabolic Newtonian reflecting optics (focal length 750mm, f/5) pull down pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects. With the included 10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25"), you'll roam detailed lunar landscapes at 75x power; or see distinct, variegated cloud bands on Jupiter's disk. Pop in the included 25mm Plossl telescope eyepiece for some deep-sky thrills, where modest 30x power rewards you with contrast-rich images of cloudy nebulas and sparkling star clusters framed in a wide field of view. With additional optional telescope eyepieces or a power-boosting Barlow lens (sold separately), you can push the power to 150x or more on clear evenings.

    Metal telescope tube rings fasten the reflector optical tube to the sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount. The sturdy equatorial mount features vital slow-motion manual control knobs which let you center objects in the viewing field, then track their apparent motion as the Earth's rotation makes them appear to migrate across the sky. The adjustable steel tripod provides ample stability and variable height for crowd-pleasing performance. The tripod leg braces are hinged at the center for quick setup and fold-up. A roomy accessory tray is also included to hold your idle telescope eyepieces, while also enhancing tripod stability.

    The AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope has high-quality features that belie its affordable price, such as a 2" Crayford-style focuser with compression locks to hold the eyepieces securely in place without marring the barrels, and a four-vane, adjustable secondary mirror support. The EZ Finder II reflex finder scope helps you locate your targets easily for closer inspection through the telescope. The finder boasts easy alignment knobs and a quick-release dovetail bracket. Collimation thumbscrews make occasional alignment of the optics an easy, hassle-free procedure. We even throw in a "collimation cap" for checking the telescope's mirror alignment.

    Also included in the package are the following accessories designed to enhance your viewing experience:

    Deep Map

    Begin your night sky explorations with the included DeepMap 600.

    Full-color star map of the night sky with clearly indicated positions of 600 of the finest celestial objects to view. Star chart conveniently folds up just like a road map for easy storage and transport. Orion DeepMap 600 shows the night sky from declination +90-deg to -60-deg. Back of chart lists essential data for all 600 objects of interest, including a brief visual description of each object — an ideal reference for beginners and advanced observers alike! Printed on dew-proof plastic for durability in the field, even in damp conditions.

    Use the Orion MoonMap 260 to learn more about the lunar features you see in the telescope.

    With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the included Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for beginning astronomers. This detailed map will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface! The whole family will enjoy looking at the Moon with the telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the names of the craters and other features observed.

    Smart Phone Adapter

    Take pictures of solar system objects with the included Smartphone camera adapter.

    Quick and easy self-centering eyepiece clamp provides fast installation. Provides a stable platform for your smartphone to yield stable, clearly focused snapshots. Compatible with even the biggest modern smartphones as large as 3-3/4" wide. Twist-lock eyepiece clamp compatible with telescope, binocular, and microscope eyepieces measuring 25-45mm in diameter.

    Treat yourself, your friends, and your family to some wondrous evenings under the stars with the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope!

    Weighs 37.5 lbs. fully assembled.

    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
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & planetary
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Reflector
    • Optical diameter:
      150mm
    • Focal length:
      750mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/5.0
    • Optics type:
      Parabolic
    • Glass material:
      Soda-lime plate
    • Eyepieces:
      Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      30x, 75x
    • Resolving power:
      0.77arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      21x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      300x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      13.6
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      EZ Finder II
    • Focuser:
      2" Crayford
    • Secondary mirror obstruction:
      52mm
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter:
      34%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area:
      12%
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings:
      Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type:
      Equatorial
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar & planetary
    • Dovetail bar system:
      Yes
    • Motor drive compatibility:
      Clock drive sold separately
    • Bearing material:
      Friction bearings
    • Setting circles:
      Yes
    • Polar-axis scope:
      Not available
    • Tube material:
      Steel
    • Tripod material:
      Steel
    • Counterweight bar length:
      10 in.
    • Diameter of counterweight shaft:
      12mm
    • Weight, optical tube:
      10.0 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      23.0 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      33.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Smartphone camera adapter, Collimation cap, DeepMap 600, MoonMap 260
    • Other features:
      Vixen-style dovetail attachment bar, 2" Crayford focuser, Tubular steel legs for extra rigidity
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion AstroView 6 EQ reflector telescope
    25mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    Tripod leg assembly
    Equatorial mount head
    Slow motion control knobs (x2)
    Finder scope
    Tube rings
    Vixen dovetail mounting bar
    Counterweights (x2)
    Dust cap

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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: $60.00
    3 Day Delivery: $50.00
    2 Day Delivery: $50.00
    Next Day Delivery: $50.00