Astronomy enthusiasts seeking an entrée to astronomical adventure will get it in spades with an Orion SpaceProbe 3. Great for all-around astronomical observing, these highly portable, uncomplicated scopes are just the right size and price for your beginning telescope.
Orion SpaceProbe 3 EQ Reflector Telescope
SpaceProbe 3 reflector telescopes make the night sky's treasures accessible right from the backyard. They will reveal Saturn's picturesque rings, Jupiter's moons, and the incredibly cratered terrain of our own Moon's surface. Their 3"-diameter (76mm) primary mirror also gathers enough light to snare the faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and nebulae!
The aluminum Newtonian optical tube features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser to ensure sharp images in the eyepiece. Speaking of which, each scope now comes with two interchangeable Explorer II eyepieces (1.25")—25mm (28x) and 10mm (70x)—as well as a wide-field, and EZ Finder II Reflex Sight to aid in locating objects. An adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray and aluminum legs is also included standard.
The SpaceProbe 3 EQ comes with the EQ-1 equatorial mount. It allows easier manual "tracking" of celestial objects, once you get the hang of it. (The SpaceProbe 3 is not recommended for terrestrial viewing as the images will not be right-side up).
For the novice keen to discover what's "out there," the affordable SpaceProbe 3 reflector provides a wonderful opportunity! Focal length 700mm (f/9.2). One-year limited warranty. Weighs 16 lbs.
Orion Product Number: 9843
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SKU OR-9843 Manufacturer Orion Telescope Series Orion Space Probe Optical Design Newtonian Reflector Mount Type Equatorial - Manual Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 3" Telescope Focal Length 700mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/9.2 Highest Useful Magnification 152x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.1 Optical Coatings Aluminum Tube Color or Finish Orion Teal Pearl OTA Mount Type Not Provided by Manufacturer Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer Length of Optical Tube 27" Optical Tube Weight 4 lbs. Mount Weight 7.5 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 16.6 lbs. Objects in Database N/A Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm, 10mm Diagonal Included? No - Not Required Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power Counterweights Included (1) 4.8 lbs. Finder Included Red Dot Finder
- Included Items
- Reflector optical tube assembly
- 25mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- 10mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- Tripod legs
- Orion equatorial telescope mount
- EZ Finder II finder scope finder scope bracket
- Collimation cap
- Counterweight shaft
- Tripod accessory tray
- Slow-motion control knobs
- Dust cap
- Tripod attachment screws
- Wing nuts
- Leg lock knobs
- Starry Night special edition software
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