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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope

SKU : OR-52598

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  • Compact reflector telescope offers beginning stargazers hands-on ease of use for scanning the night sky
  • Big 102mm (4") primary mirror collects enough light to view the Moon, Saturn, bright star clusters and nebulas in wondrous detail
  • Super portability and built-in carry handle so you can take it anywhere
  • Comes with quality 25mm Kellner and 10mm Plossls eyepiece that deliver 26x and 64x magnifying power, and a 3x Barlow lens that triples the magnification
  • Also includes red dot LED finder scope and Orion's MoonMap 260 to help you identify craters, mountains, and more on the lunar surface

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  • There's a whole lot of universe to explore with this pint-sized powerhouse of a telescope. The Orion SkyScanner BL 102mm TableTop Reflector will let you survey celestial sights like the Moon, the Orion nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, and so much more.

    Its compact, user-friendly design offers simple up-down and left-right motion ("alt-azimuth"). Use your hand to point it, then view. It's that easy. The optical tube rotates smoothly in both axes, and each has a tension adjustment knob to let you set just the right amount of friction.

    Optically, the SkyScanner BL 102mm TableTop Reflector has a 102mm (4") aperture primary mirror with a 640mm focal length (f/6.3). That means you'll get bright, wide-field views of your celestial targets and they will be easier to locate than with longer focal length telescopes. The included interchangeable 25mm Kellner and 10mm Plossl eyepieces provide 26x and 64x magnifying power, respectively. Keep the one you're not using in the convenient eyepiece rack. These eyepieces are a definite cut above the typical eyepieces found in most competing beginner telescopes. And their barrels are threaded to accept optional Orion 1.25" filters.

    Also included is a 3x Barlow lens, which triples the magnification of any eyepiece it's used with. It's a great tool for getting in tight on your observing target. The non-magnifying red dot finder scope makes aiming the telescope a cinch. To aid in viewing the Moon, we include the Orion MoonMap 260. It shows the locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, and "seas".

    Boasting great portability (it even has a built-in carry handle) and sharp optics, the Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector is an ideal beginner's telescope capable of providing hours of family fun scanning the cosmos.

    Specs:

    • Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
    • User level: Beginner
    • Optical design: Reflector
    • Optical diameter: 102mm
    • Focal length: 640mm
    • Focal ratio: f/6.3
    • Optics type: Spherical
    • Glass material: Soda-lime plate
    • Eyepieces: Kellner 25.0mm,Plossl 10.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces: 26x, 64x
    • Resolving power: 1.14arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification: 15x
    • Highest useful magnification: 204x
    • Highest theoretical magnification: 204x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude: 12.7
    • Finder scope: Reflex sight
    • Focuser: 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 31mm
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 31%
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 9%
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type: Dobsonian
    • Astro-imaging capability: Simple moon shots
    • Tube material: Steel
    • Length of optical tube: 21.5 in.
    • Weight, fully assembled: 10.4 lbs.
    • Other features: Eyepiece rack, adjustable altitude and azimuth tension knobs, center-marked primary mirror for collimation
    • Lithium Battery Weight: 0.10 grams
  • specifications

    Aperture102mm (4")
    Focal Length640mm
    Focal Ratiof/6.3
    Highest Magnification204x
    Optical DesignDobsonian
    Secondary Obstruction31 mm/ 2.5 inches
  • included items

    • SkyScanner BL 102mm optical tube
    • Red dot finder scope
    • 25mm Kellner eyepiece, 1.25"
    • 10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    • 3x Barlow lens
    • Base components
    • Base assembly hardware
    • Screwdriver (flat and Philips drives)
    • Dust cap
    • MoonMap 260

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