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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope

8,727.00 8,115.00

  • A fantastic beginner telescope the whiole family will enjoy that’s lightweight, easy to set up, and has a very affordable price tag!
  • 76mm (3″) aperture reflector telescope is large enough for wonderful views of the Moon, rings of Saturn, moons orbiting Jupiter, and even some brighter nebulas
  • Stable altazimuth mount and tripod provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion
  • Included 25mm and 10mm Kellner eyepieces provide 28x and 70x magnification options right out of the box!
  • Includes two 1.25″ telescope eyepieces, red-dot reflex sight, 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser, MoonMap 260 and more

Description

If you’re looking for an affordable gift to kick-start the curiosity of a beginning stargazer, look no further! This telescope and accessory bundle is ideal for young backyard astronomers who are just starting to explore the wonders of the night sky.

The petite SpaceProbe II 76mm AZ Reflector Telescope is a great choice for anyone who is curious about space and the stars. The telescope’s 3″ aperture (or diameter) gathers a good amount of light from the night sky, for impressively bright and detailed views of celestial wonders. The rest whole family will want to join in the fun for great views of the Moon, bright planets, and star clusters seen through the SpaceProbe II 76mm. This telescope is a complete, full-fledged reflector that will help foster a lifetime of appreciation for science and astronomy.

This inexpensive reflector telescope will amaze you with revealing views of Saturn’s picturesque rings, Jupiter’s moons, and the beautifully cratered terrain of our own Moon’s surface. Its 3″ (76mm) primary mirror gathers enough light to snare the faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and distant nebulas too. The SpaceProbe II 76mm telescope’s focal length of 700mm (f/9.2) provides sharp views of cosmic curiosities the whole family can enjoy.

Each Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm AZ Reflector includes two anti-reflection coated 1.25″ Kellner telescope eyepieces, a 25mm and a 10mm, for two different magnification options right out of the box. The 25mm eyepiece will yield 28x power magnification in the SpaceProbe II 76mm while the 10mm eyepiece boosts the magnification up to 70x power for closer looks. These 1.25″ barrel eyepieces are better and more versatile than smaller .965″ eyepieces you might find with department store telescopes.

An included red-dot sight makes aiming the telescope nice and easy. Following a simple alignment procedure that parents can help with, you can use the red-dot sight to accurately aim the SpaceProbe II 76mm telescope at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Once aligned with the telescope, just turn on the red-dot sight and peer through the small circular viewing window so you see the red dot, and move the telescope until the red dot is on the object you want to see.

Use the included 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 MoonMap 260 can be used to plan what to look at on the Moon, and to learn the official names of all the interesting lunar landscape features you see in the SpaceProbe II 76mm Reflector Telescope.

The Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope comes with an altazimuth mount which allows simple up/down and left/right motion. The altazimuth mount is lightweight and easy to use for anyone in the family. (Like all reflector telescopes, the SpaceProbe II 76mm is not recommended for terrestrial viewing on land as the images will not be right-side up.)

Great for all-around astronomical observing, this highly portable, uncomplicated telescope is just the right size and weight for all family members and just the right price for parents. For the novice keen to discover what’s “out there,” the affordable Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope is a great first telescope.

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.

Specifications:

  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    76mm
  • Focal length
    700mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/9.2
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Kellner 10.0mm,25.0mm (1.25″)
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    70x, 28x
  • Resolving power
    1.52arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    11x
  • Highest useful magnification
    152x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    152x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.1
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    1.25″ Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    19mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    25%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    6%
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    2.9 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    7.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    MoonMap 260
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Lithium Battery Weight
    0.10 grams

In the Box:

Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm f/9.2 reflector telescope optical tube
Altazimuth mount
Aluminum tripod
Accessory tray
Red dot finder scope
25mm Kellner eyepiece, 1.25″
10mm Kellner eyepiece, 1.25″

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