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.