Orion AstroView 6EQ Reflector Telescope
If you've "graduated" from a small refractor, or you want your first scope to have more light-gathering power than the typical starter scope offers, then step up to the Orion AstroView 6 EQ Reflector Telescope.
It's hard to beat this 6"-class equatorial reflector for all-around performance at a great price. The Orion AstroView 6EQ has 150mm-diameter parabolic Newtonian optics (focal length 750mm, f/5)to pull down pleasing images of a rich variety of celestial objects. With the included 10mm Plossl eyepiece (1.25"), you'll roam detailed lunar landscapes at 75x, or see distinct, variegated cloud bands on Jupiter's disk. Pop in the 25mm Plossl for some deep-sky thrills, where modest 30x power rewards you with never-before-seen (by you) images of nebulas and star clusters framed in a wide circle of starry blackness. With additional (optional) eyepieces or a barlow lens, you can push the power to 150x or more.
Metal tube rings fasten the 27"-long optical tube to the sturdy EQ-3 equatorial mount. The manual slow-motion controls on the Orion Astroview 6EQ let you center objects in the viewing field, then manually track their motion. Or, add the optional single-or dual-axis EQ-3 DC drive to power the scope electronically. The Orion EQ-3 mount comes with a precision polar-alignment scope for aligning the telescope to track properly. The adjustable aluminum tripod provides ample stability and the leg braces are hinged at the center for quick setup and fold-up. A roomy accessory tray is also included.
The Orion AstroView 6 EQ has high-quality features for such an affordable price, such as an aluminum 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with two thumbscrews to lock the eyepiece in place, and a four-vane, adjustable secondary mirror support. The 6x30 achromatic crosshair finder scope helps you locate your target. It has easy, spring-loaded X-Y adjustment and a quick-release dovetail bracket. Collimation thumbscrews make occasional alignment of the optics an easy, tool-free procedure. And we even throw in a "collimation cap" for checking the scope's mirror alignment.
Treat yourself, your friends, and your family to some wondrous evenings under the stars with the Orion AstroView 6 EQ!
Orion Product Number: 09827
Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.
If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!