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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit

Brand: Orion

SKU : OR-21505

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  • This wonderfully capable equatorial reflector telescope gives beginning stargazers an exciting look at the many jewels of the night sky
  • Its 134mm (5.3") parabolic mirror and 650mm focal length provide sharp, wide-field views of the lunar surface, Saturn's rings, and deep-sky gems like the Lagoon and Orion nebulas
  • The sturdy EQ3-class equatorial mount and aluminum tripod is a big upgrade from the mounts that comparable telescopes on the market come with
  • Two quality 1.25" Plossl eyepieces are included: a 25mm for low-power views at 26x, and a 10mm for getting in tight at 65x. You also get a "red dot" finder scope
  • This value-packed kit includes essential extras like Orion's MoonMap 260, RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight, power-doubling Shorty 2x Barlow Lens, Star Target Planisphere, and our helpful 174-page Telescope Observer's Guide

Product Details

  • Things that can end up discouraging first-time telescope users: small aperture severely limits what you can see, a wimpy mount makes the image shaky, and cheap eyepieces make the image blurry. Well lucky for you, none of those problems applies to the Orion Observer 134mm EQ Reflector telescope. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    This family friendly telescope boasts a big 134mm (5.3") parabolic primary mirror, which collects ample light to show faint celestial objects in impressive detail. The mirror's 500mm focal length serves up a wide field of view, delivering bright, sharp images of the lunar surface, Saturn's rings, and deep-sky denizens like the Lagoon and Orion nebulas and the Andromeda galaxy.

    Unlike most similarly sized telescopes on the market, the Observer 114mm EQ Reflector includes a beefy EQ3-class equatorial mount rather than the less robust EQ1 mount. This means you'll enjoy steadier images. With its dovetail mounting saddle, you can pop the optical tube on or off quickly, for easy setup and transport. The optical tube is held in a pair of tube rings that can be quickly loosened to allow you to rotate the tube for comfortable focuser orientation. Dual slow-motion cables let you track objects manually to keep them centered in the eyepiece.

    Two quality 1.25" Plossl eyepieces are included - a 25mm provides low-power views at 26x, and a 10mm gets in tight at 65x. Both eyepieces are threaded for optional Orion filters. The 1.25" rack and pinion focuser lets you dial in the perfect focus. A non-magnifying "red dot" finder scope is also included to help you locate your target object.

    Double the magnifying power of 1.25" eyepieces with the Shorty 2x Barlow

    A 2-power (2x) Barlow lens is a versatile telescope accessory that doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed. What's more, you can use the compact Shorty 2x Barlow with any other 1.25" eyepieces you already have, or any you purchase in the future.

    Learn "what's up" on any night with the Orion Star Target Planisphere

    This handy star wheel makes it easy to see "what's up" in the night sky any night of the year. Dial in your local date and time and it shows you the locations of the constellations and deep-sky objects in the night sky. Use it to plan a stargazing session or see what time of year your favorite constellation will be visible. Designed for use in 30°-50° latitudes.

    Explore the Moon and identify its craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more with your telescope

    With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for all amateur astronomers. Keep it handy while you look through the telescope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. "Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!"

    See what you're doing in the dark with the Orion RedBeam Mini LED flashlight

    A red flashlight is needed to read materials and illuminate astronomy equipment at night. The Orion Redbeam Mini LED keychain flashlight emits pure red light that won't spoil your night vision. Perfect for reading your planisphere or MoonMap, and for seeing what you're doing at the telescope.

    Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide and start exploring

    This 174-page guide for new telescope users will help you find, learn about, and view a variety of celestial objects. With a full page of information dedicated to each one, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical denizens that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

    Specs:

    • Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
    • User level: Beginner
    • Optical design: Reflector
    • Optical diameter: 134mm
    • Focal length: 650mm
    • Focal ratio: f/4.8
    • Optics type: Parabolic
    • Glass material: Soda-lime plate
    • Eyepieces: Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces: 26x, 65x
    • Resolving power: 0.86arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification: 19x
    • Highest useful magnification: 268x
    • Highest theoretical magnification: 268x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.3
    • Finder scope: 6x30
    • Focuser: .965"/1.25" Rack-and-pinion
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 40mm
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 30%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 22%
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type: Equatorial
    • Dovetail bar system: Yes
    • Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive sold separately
    • Setting circles: Yes
    • Polar-axis scope: Not available
    • Counterweights: One 4 lb.
    • Tube material: Steel
    • Tripod material: Aluminum
    • Counterweight bar length: 8 in.
    • Diameter of counterweight shaft: 13mm
    • Height range of mount: 37.50 in. - 69.50 in.
    • Length of optical tube: 24.0 in.
    • Weight, optical tube: 6.7 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod: 12.8 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled: 19.5 lbs.
    • Other features: Dual slow-motion cables, Dovetail saddle for easy attach/detach of OTA, Center-marked primary mirror for collimation
  • specifications

    Aperture134mm (5.25")
    Dawes Limit0.86 arcseconds
    Focal Length650mm
    Focal Ratiof/4.8
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification268x
    Secondary Obstruction40 mm/ 2.5 inches
    Tube Weight6.7 lb
  • included items

    • Optical tube assembly
    • EQ mount
    • 25mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    • 10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    • Aluminum tripod
    • Accessory tray
    • 6x30 finder scope with bracket
    • Counterweight
    • Counterweight shaft
    • Slow-motion cables (x2)
    • Tube ring and dovetail mounting bar assembly
    • Orion MoonMap 260
    • Orion Telescope Observer's Guide
    • Orion Star Target Planisphere
    • Orion RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight
    • Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens

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