Orion SpaceProbe 3 AZ Reflector Telescope & Starter Kit
SKU ID #484307
If you're looking for an affordable gift to kick-start the curiosity of your child or grandchild, 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. Not only does this inexpensive bundle include the popular Orion SpaceProbe 3 AZ Reflector Telescope, it also comes with three essential accessories for beginners. The included Astronomy book is a wonderful introduction to enjoying the night sky. Use the handy bi-fold Moon Map as a great way to become familiar with the names of craters and other neat features of the Moon. The Orion Star Target planisphere is a useful star chart wheel you can use to see "what's up" in the night sky any day of the year!
The petite SpaceProbe 3" AZ Reflector Telescope is a great choice for kids who are 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 whole family will want to join in the fun of seeing thrilling views of the Moon, bright planets, and star clusters seen through the SpaceProbe 3 AZ telescope. Even though this telescope is great for kids, it's definitely not a toy. This is a genuine reflector telescope that will help foster a lifetime of appreciation for science and astronomy.
Beginning astronomy enthusiasts seeking an affordable entry to astronomical adventure will get it in spades with an Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope. 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.
The SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope makes the night sky's treasures accessible right from the comfort of your own backyard. 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. Built around a 3" (76mm) diameter primary mirror, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope also gathers enough light to snare the faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and distant nebulas! The SpaceProbe 3's focal length of 700mm (f/9.2) provides sharp views of cosmic curiosities the whole family can enjoy.
The aluminum Newtonian reflector optical tube features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser to ensure sharp images in the telescope eyepiece. Speaking of which, each Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector includes two interchangeable 1.25" Explorer II telescope eyepieces, a 25mm and a 10mm. The 25mm eyepiece will yield 28x power magnification in the SpaceProbe 3 while the 10mm eyepiece boosts the magnification up to 70x power. A wide-field EZ Finder II reflex sight is also included to aid in locating objects and aiming the telescope. An adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray and aluminum legs is also included with the SpaceProbe 3.
The Orion SpaceProbe 3 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 on the family. (Like all reflector telescopes, the SpaceProbe 3 is not recommended for terrestrial viewing on land as the images will not be right-side up.)
For the novice keen to discover what's "out there," the affordable Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope & Starter Kit provides a wonderful opportunity!