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Orion 60mm Observer Alt-Azimuth Telescope

Item # OR-11042
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Quick Overview

  • The Orion Observer 60mm Refractor Telescope offers enough aperture for great views of the Moon and nearby planets.
  • Simple Alt-Az mount means easy operation for observers of all ages.
  • The glossy optical tube of the Orion Observer 60mm Refractor Telescope is made of seamless aluminum and outfitted with a smooth-action rack-and-pinion focuser.
  • A great beginner's telescope or first telescope for children!
  • The Orion Observer 60mm Refractor Telescope includes two eyepieces, finder scope, focuser, diagonal, aluminum tripod and free Starry Night software to help you explore the heavens!

Orion 60mm Observer Alt-Azimuth Telescope

Orion Observer 60mm Refractor Telescope

Telescopes needn't be exclusively nighttime creatures. By virtue of its altazimuth mount, this one works well for both daytime terrestrial viewing and nighttime astronomical use. The Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope offers intuitive up-down, left-right motion to make maneuvering the telescope easy. Whether for panning a scenic landscape or surveying the Milky Way for star clusters, this telescope provides a pleasant experience.

The Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope is well suited to beginners of any age. It is lightweight and compact so it's easy to carry to your observing location, be it out on the lawn or an hour's drive into the hills.

Its glossy optical tube is made of seamless aluminum and outfitted with a smooth-action rack-and-pinion focuser on one end and a dew cap/glare shield on the other. Housed inside is a multi-coated, achromatic glass objective lens that's 60mm in diameter, with a focal length of 700mm (f/11.7). You'll enjoy outstanding looks at the Moon's cratered surface, Jupiter's cloud bands and moons, the majestic Orion Nebula, and the mind-boggling Andromeda Galaxy, to name just a few of the treasures you can see.

Orion specially engineered the altazimuth mount to provide much greater stability than the standard "off the shelf" altazimuth mounts. It has an altitude micro-motion control to allow very fine aiming adjustments. The tube and mount are supported on a sturdy aluminum tripod that adjusts to a comfortable height. It looks so good, you'll want to keep your Observer 60mm on display when you're not using it.

The Observer 60mm telescope comes with everything you need to start observing right away. Standard accessories include a 5x crosshair finder telescope, mirror star diagonal, 10mm (70x) and 25mm (28x) Explorer II telescope eyepieces, and a tripod accessory tray. It's a telescope that will keep any observer entranced for years. Get in on the fun, get an Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope today! One-year limited warranty.

Orion Product Number: 9854
SKU OR-11042
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion Observer
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Manual
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 2.4"
Telescope Focal Length 700mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/11.7
Highest Useful Magnification 120x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.6
Optical Coatings Coated
Tube Color or Finish Orion Teal Pearl
OTA Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 27"
Optical Tube Weight 1.8 lbs.
Mount Weight 3.9 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 5.8 lbs.
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
GPS Included? No
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm Kellner, 10mm Kellner
Case Included? No
Hand Controller Included? No
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included N/A
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
  • Optical tube assembly
  • 25mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
  • 10mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-deg mirror star diagonal
  • Tripod legs
  • Altazimuth yoke mount
  • EZ Finder II finder scope
  • Finder scope bracket
  • Tripod accessory tray
  • Dust cap
  • Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
  • Tripod attachment screws
  • Wing nuts
  • Washers
  • Accessory tray attachment wing screws
  • Leg lock knobs
  • Yoke knobs
  • Starry Night special edition software

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Good beginning scope Review by Nathan
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
I was able to see the moon pretty well. Planets were a bit fainter to see but still a fun beginning scope for future astronomers. (Posted on 9/19/13)

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