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Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit



 
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Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
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  • Telescope Kit includes extra value-packed accessories for a fun stargazing experience
  • 70mm (2.75") aperture telescope collects enough light from the night sky for wonderful views of the Moon, bright planets like Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter, and the brightest nebulas and star clusters
  • Altazimuth telescope mount provides smooth up/down and left/right panning motion across the sky, and the adjustable-height tripod helps make your viewing sessions comfortable
  • Standard accessories include two eyepieces (25mm, and 10mm) for viewing at 28x or 70x magnification through the telescope, an EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming, and a 90-degree mirror diagonal for clear and comfortable views of the night sky
  • Value-packed kit also includes a 2x Shorty Barlow, MoonMap 260, Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book, Star Target planisphere, and RedBeam Mini LED keychain flashlight

Thanks to its sturdy altazimuth mount and quality refractive optics, the Orion Observer 70mm refractor telescope works well for both daytime terrestrial viewing and nighttime astronomical use. The included altazimuth mount offers intuitive up/down (altitude) and left/right (azimuth) motion to make maneuvering the telescope easy. Thanks to its versatility and simple, easy-to-use design, the Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope is well suited to beginning astronomers. It is a very lightweight and compact telescope, weighing just 6.5 lbs. once assembled, so it's easy to carry to any observing location, be it out on the lawn or an hour's drive into the hills.

The telescope's glossy black refractor optical tube is made of seamless aluminum and outfitted with a smooth-action rack-and-pinion focuser which accepts 1.25" accessories and eyepieces. Housed inside the telescope tube is a multi-coated, achromatic glass objective lens that is 70mm in diameter, with a focal length of 700mm (f/10). This lens takes in 36% more light than a 60mm lens, meaning you'll be able to see more detail on both celestial and terrestrial objects. Compared to a 60mm refractor, the Orion Observer 70mm and its larger optics will reward you with brighter images and a larger repertoire of astronomical objects to see. You'll enjoy outstanding looks at the Moon's cratered surface, Jupiter's cloud bands and moons, Saturn and its rings, the majestic Orion Nebula, and the mind-boggling Andromeda Galaxy, to name just a few of the treasures you can see. A dew and glare shield on the objective end (or front of the telescope) helps prevent dew from forming on the optical lens and also helps block unwanted stray light. The specially engineered altazimuth telescope mount and tripod provides much greater stability than standard "off the shelf" altazimuth mounts found in many department stores. It has an altitude micro-motion control to allow very fine aiming adjustments. The refractor telescope tube and mount are supported on a sturdy aluminum tripod that adjusts to comfortable heights for the whole family to use.

The Observer 70mm Telescope Kit comes with everything you need to start observing the night sky right away:


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