This is a great telescope and accessory kit for kids interested in astronomy and space. The Orion Observer II 60mm AZ refractor telescope is a wonderful starter telescope well-equipped for visual adventures under starry skies. The extra goodies included with the Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit are ideal for beginning backyard astronomers.
A classic refractor telescope with precision glass optics and great portability, the Orion Observer II 60mm is a complete backyard telescope package that includes the refractor optical tube, a host of accessories, and an adjustable aluminum tripod. The assembled Observer II 60mm telescope weighs just 4.3 lbs. including the mount and tripod, so it's very easy for anyone in the family to transport from the house to the backyard for stargazing adventures.
Featuring an aluminum telescope optical tube and all-glass optics, including a fully antireflection-coated 60mm achromatic objective lens, the Observer II 60mm yields sharp, detailed images of the night sky. The altazimuth mount provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion, and the lightweight aluminum tripod is adjustable for crowd-pleasing performance and comfort.
Outfitted with a great set of extra accessories, the Observer II 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope Starter Kit comes with everything you need to enjoy great views of the night sky right out of the box. The telescope comes with two eyepieces to deliver two different viewing magnifications. Use the included 25mm Kellner eyepiece for wide, 28-power views. When you want more magnifying power, replace the 25mm eyepiece with the included 10mm Kellner eyepiece for stronger, 70-power views. A 90° mirror diagonal is included for comfortable nighttime viewing through the telescope, and the included red-dot sight makes it easy to aim the Observer II 60mm refractor.
Let's take a closer look at the extra goodies included in this affordable Starter Kit:
Introduce the whole family to the wonders of the night sky with Orion's exclusive Exploring the Cosmos book!
Packed with amazing facts, gorgeous illustrations and fun activities, the Exploring the Cosmos book is a great introduction to the night sky. Join our astronaut guides as we take a tour of the universe and learn fascinating facts about space and the stars along the way. We'll explore our home galaxy the Milky Way and take a closer look at the Sun and planets as we take a trip around the Solar System and beyond on an educational adventure.
The included MoonMap 260 lets you learn the names of craters and other features on the Moon.
The pleasantly portable Observer II 60mm Telescope comes with the useful Orion MoonMap 260. You'll enjoy looking at the Moon with the telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the official names of the interesting craters, mountains, and other features you've seen. It will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface!
The Orion Star Target planisphere will show you what's in the sky any night of the year.
This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the Orion Observer II 60mm Refractor, since you'll know just where to point the telescope.
This value-packed telescope and accessory kit will make a great gift for any child interested in exploring starry skies!
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 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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