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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope

SKU : OR-10276

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  • Grab-and-go, Day & Night Refractor Telescope
  • Lightweight Aluminum Tripod 
  • Rugged, Specially Designed Backpack 
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.7
  • 5 x 24 Finder Scope
  • Two 1.25-inch telescope eyepieces 
  • Orion's MoonMap 260

Product Details

  • With Orion's GoScope III 70 mm (2.76-Inch) Aperture Refractor Travel Telescope the whole family can still enjoy sharp daytime terrestrial views and night sky observations while on the road, and save storage space in the car by bringing along the pleasantly portable GoScope III 70 mm Telescope.

    This is a versatile 70 mm-aperture refractor telescope designed to pack up and go whenever you hit the road, the trail, or even the air. The GoScope III's custom backpack and small stature makes portable stargazing and daytime spotting a convenient reality, without compromising quality.

    Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope-scope in hand

    The affordable GoScope III Telescope features a 70 mm achromatic lens system for sharp images of distant subjects. The entire refractor telescope setup and all included accessories fit in the custom-designed backpack carry case, making the GoScope III an ideal grab-and-go refractor. It is light weight at just 4.25-pounds, which makes it easy to take anywhere.

    It excels for daytime birding, nature study, and scenic long-distance viewing, and can also take you on visual adventures beyond the Earth's horizon after sunset for some casual nighttime stargazing and Moon-watching. The included compact tripod can be adjusted to hold the GoScope III refractor optical tube as low as 17.75-inches up to a 43.5-inches maximum height when the tripod legs are fully extended. For taller stargazers, the lightweight GoScope III can easily be placed on a table or other raised surface for comfortable use.

    The GoScope II 70 mm includes two anti-reflection coated 1.25-inch Kellner eyepieces to provide two different magnification options right out of the box. The included 20 mm eyepiece provides a 20-power image, and a shorter 9 mm focal length eyepiece that yields more powerful 44x views. Using both eyepieces is a great way to learn about magnification, and helps you enjoy interesting sights in the sky. Beginners can start observing with the lower-power eyepiece to scan the skies easily, and then boost power up to 44x with the 9 mm eyepiece for closer looks.

    The included 5x24 finder scope makes it easy to aim the GoScope III.

    The 5 x 24 finder scope has a 24 mm lens in the front that collects light, and it has 5-power magnification so you can aim the telescope easily. After following a simple alignment procedure, use the 5 x 24 finder scope to aim the GoScope III at interesting objects like the Moon and stars at night, and at daytime targets like birds, boats on water, and scenery.

    A 45-Degree Correct-Image Diagonal provides a bright, correctly oriented daytime view.

    This convenient diagonal makes it easy to track moving birds and wildlife during the day, and also planets and the Moon at night since it gives you a view that matches your regular vision. Just insert the diagonal into the telescope's focuser, and then put one of the two included eyepieces into the 45-degree diagonal and you're ready to focus on stars, the Moon, and more!

    The included MoonMap 260 lets you learn the names of craters and other features on the Moon.

    The pleasantly portable GoScope III 70 mm Travel Telescope comes with the useful Orion MoonMap 260.  You'll enjoy looking at the Moon with the GoScope III 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 GoScope III and included accessories all fit in the specially designed backpack case.

    The Orion GoScope III 70 mm Refractor Travel Telescope is a complete observational system that tucks away neatly in its specially designed backpack. With the 70 mm telescope, tripod, 45-degree diagonal, two eyepieces, 5 x 24 finder scope and MoonMap 260 packed inside, the backpack remains nice and light for easy portability.

    You will find a lot of uses for the respectable optics of the Orion GoScope III 70 mm Refractor Travel Telescope, and a lot of times and places to use them, day or night. For the price, it's hard to beat this nifty little refractor telescope!


    Manufacturer's 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.

    Manufacturer's Warning:

    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.

  • specifications

    Aperture70 mm (2.75")
    Focal Length400 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
  • included items

    • Orion GoScope III 70 mm (2.76-Inch) f/5.7 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
    • Alt-Azimuth Mount
    • Aluminum Tripod (can be adjusted to hold the telescope as low as 17.75-inch up to a 43.5-inch maximum height with the tripod legs fully extended)
    • 5 x 25 Finder Scope
    • 20 mm Kellner Eyepiece, 1.25", anti-reflection coating
    • 9 mm Kellner Eyepiece,1.25", anti-reflection coating
    • 45-Degree Correct-Image Diagonal
    • Backpack (holds the 70 mm telescope, tripod, and all accessories)
    • Orion MoonMap 260

     Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope-in the box


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    Great little Telescope Great value for the Money

    Having purchased the Celestron First Scope and the Celestron AstroMaster LT 70 AZ Telescope, I then purchased the Orion GoScope III 70 mm Refractor Travel Telescope. I love the telescope because it's compact and light and easy to use. Unfortuatly the Tripod is very hard to use and I can't raise it to use the Telescope but all in all the Telescope is very nice to use. I have added the following things to the Telescope such as the Celestron Photographic & Video Tripod and then I attach the Orion Tritech LT - 1 Travel Tripod, I also took off the Finders Scope that came with the GoScope and added a Celestron Star Pointer Red - Dot Finders Scope. By using these two Astronomy items the Orion GoScope III wil be improved much better. All I can say the back pack is great too eventhough I won't use the Ripod the Orion Tritech has it's own carry bag I will use the back pack to hold the telescope I will have the Quick Release Show attached to the tube. All in all I like looking at the Moon and stars the Telescope is cool to use during the day to look at the Birds and trees and chimmineys. It's a great Telescope and really educational and really fun to use for daytime terrestrial and night time Observation.