Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
Orion's StarSeeker IV 150 mm GoTo f/5 Newtonian Reflecting Telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance at an unbelievably low price. This smart GoTo telescope will lead you and your family on a guided tour of the stars on any clear night.
Featuring a large reflector optical tube with a 750 mm focal length and moderate f/5.0 focal ratio, the versatile StarSeeker IV 150 mm Reflector collects a ton of light with its 6-inch aperture, parabolic reflecting optics for very bright, wide-field views. The entire telescope setup weighs 22.3-pounds for easy transport, whether you're heading down the road or just out to the backyard.
Following a simple two-star alignment process, the Orion StarSeeker IV 150 mm telescope can guide you to interesting sights on any clear night with its GoTo database of over 42,000 objects. A handy, built-in "Tour" mode feature of the included GoTo hand controller makes it easy for anyone to explore the wonders of starry skies, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with the night sky. Once the StarSeeker IV 150 mm GoTo Reflector locates a target for you to explore, the single-arm Alt-Azimuth mount's internal motors will automatically track the object's apparent motion and keep it centered so you can enjoy the view as long as you wish.
This fourth generation StarSeeker telescope features dual optical encoders on each axis of motion which allow you to move the telescope tube either manually by hand, or electronically by using the directional arrows on the GoTo hand controller. To save time, battery life, and reduce motor wear, you can manually point the telescope towards the general area of a target object, then engage the tube lock and use the hand controller to let the GoTo mount finish the fine-centering of the object electronically.
This complete GoTo telescope setup includes a thorough assortment of useful accessories:
The StarSeeker IV GoTo mount and its slanted, single-arm Alt-Azimuth design provides attached telescopes with 360-degrees of Azimuth motion and 90-degrees of Altitude motion for horizon-to-zenith pointing. A quick-release narrow dovetail saddle makes telescope attachment nice and easy. The StarSeeker IV 150 mm features an upgraded cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that is much sturdier than previous models and adjusts in height for comfortable use. Tripod stability is further enhanced with the included dual-purpose spreader plate/accessory holder, which keeps the tripod rigid and provides a handy area for stowing idle eyepieces and accessories.
Since the StarSeeker IV 150 mm Reflector can locate and track celestial objects with its motorized GoTo system, you can use it along with a camera or smartphone to take impressive pictures of the night sky. Capture stunning snapshots of the Moon, planets and more by attaching a dedicated astrophotography camera, or a combination of an Orion SteadyPix accessory and your own point-and-shoot camera or smartphone to the StarSeeker IV 150 mm to explore the rewarding hobby of astrophotography. (Cameras and SteadyPix accessories sold separately.)
Each StarSeeker IV telescope is powered by 8 internally stored AA user supplied batteries. A 12V DC auto-lighter plug is included for use of optional 12V DC field batteries.
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.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
|Aperture||150 mm (6")|
|Dawes Limit||0.77 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||750 mm|
|Glass Type||Low thermal expansion|
|Light Gathering Power||459x|
|Tube Weight||8.3 lbs|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
- Orion StarSeeker IV 150 f/5 Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
- StarSeeker IV GoTo Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Orion AZ/EQ Computerized GoTo Hand Controller (Synscan)
- Orion EZ Finder II Reflex Sight
- 23 mm Wide-Field 60-degree AFOV Eyepiece (1.25-inch)
- 10 mm Wide-Field 60-degree AFOV Eyepiece (1.25-inch)
- Accessory Tray
- PC Interface (Serial) Cable
- 12V DC Power Cable (Auto Lighter Plug to 2.1/ 5.5 mm Plug)
- Hand Controller Holder Bracket and Strap
- Quick-Collimation Cap
- Liquid-Filled Compass
- Starry Night SE Astronomy Software Digital Download Insert
After using this telescope for a while, I would say it is very good. I have gotten detailed views of Saturn with its rings but mars is only a bright circle. I haven’t seen Jupiter yet though and there are great views of the moon. It is not too bad for deep sky viewing considering I live in a very light polluted area. I have seen a few galaxies but with very little to no detail but you can see them. I haven’t seen any nebulas so I am hoping to see one soon. Overall, if this is your first telescope, it is worth it. But if you are looking for deep sky images, I suggest you get something with an 8 to 10 inch reflector. Also to start the alignment process press enter 2 times... it took me a little while to realize this lol.