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AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope [09827]

Orion   ——   SKU: 09827
$565.00 CAD
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About the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope...

If you''re ready to take the next step up from a small refractor, or if you want your first Orion Telescope to have more light-gathering power than the typical starter telescope offers, then we heartily recommend the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope.

 

It''s hard to beat this Orion Telescope 6" aperture equatorial reflector for all-around performance at a great price. The Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope has 150mm-diameter (6") parabolic Newtonian reflecting optics (focal length 750mm, f/5) which will pull down pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects. With the included 10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25"), you''ll roam detailed lunar landscapes at 75x power; or see distinct, variegated cloud bands on Jupiter''s disk. Pop in the included 25mm Plossl telescope eyepiece for some deep-sky thrills, where modest 30x power rewards you with contrast-rich images of cloudy nebulas and sparkling star clusters framed in a wide field of view. With additional optional telescope eyepieces or a power-boosting Barlow lens (sold separately), you can push the power to 150x or more on clear evenings.

 

Metal telescope tube rings fasten the 27"-long Orion Telescope reflector optical tube to the sturdy Orion AstroView equatorial (EQ) mount. The AstroView Orion Telescope Mount included with the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope features vital slow-motion manual controls which let you center objects in the viewing field, then manually track their apparent motion as the Earth''s rotation makes them appear to migrate across the sky. Or, add the optional single-or dual-axis EQ-3 electronic motor drive to power the scope electronically. The AstroView EQ Orion Telescope Mount comes with a precision internal polar-alignment scope for aligning the telescope to the North Star for proper and accurate tracking. The adjustable aluminum tripod provides ample stability and variable height for crowd-pleasing performance. The tripod leg braces are hinged at the center for quick setup and fold-up. A roomy accessory tray is also included to hold your idle telescope eyepieces, while also enhancing tripod stability.

 

The Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope has high-quality features that belie its affordable price, such as an aluminum 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with two thumbscrews to lock the telescope eyepieces in place, and a thin four-vane, adjustable secondary mirror support. The 6x30 achromatic crosshair finder scope helps you locate your targets easily for closer inspection through the Orion Telescope. The finder boasts 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. We even throw in a "collimation cap" for checking the telescope''s mirror alignment.

 

Treat yourself, your friends, and your family to some wondrous evenings under the stars with the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope!

 

Don''t forget... We carry many fine Orion Telescope Accessories, including Orion CCD Cameras and Orion Telescope Mounts!

 

 

Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope Features...

 

  • Versatile 6" reflector telescope and sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount and tripod excels at all-around night-sky performance

     

     

  • 6" (150mm) aperture and 750mm focal length Newtonian reflector optics provides pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects from the close-by Moon to distant galaxies and cloudy nebulas

     

     

  • Includes sturdy adjustable-height aluminum tripod and equatorial mount for precise slow-motion manual tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky

     

     

  • Includes 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepieces which provide 30x and 75x views respectively for a variety of magnification right out of the box

     

     

  • Also includes a 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack & pinion focuser, polar alignment scope, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

 

 

Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope Specifications...

Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky

Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary

User level: Intermediate

Optical design: Reflector

Finder scope magnification: 6x

Optical diameter: 150mm

Finder scope lens diameter: 30mm

Focal length: 750mm

Focal ratio: f/5.0

Optics type: Parabolic

Glass material: Soda-lime plate

Eyepieces: Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm

Magnification with included eyepieces: 30x, 75x

Resolving power: 0.77arc*sec

Lowest useful magnification: 21x

Highest useful magnification: 300x

Highest theoretical magnification: 300x

Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.6

Optical quality: Diffraction limited

Finder scope: 6x30

Focuser: 1.25" Rack-and-pinion

Secondary mirror obstruction: 52mm

Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 34%

Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 12%

Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide

Mount type: Equatorial

Astro-imaging capability: Lunar & planetary

Dovetail bar system: Yes

Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive sold separately

Computerized compatibility: Not compatible

Bearing material: Friction bearings

Latitude range: 18-63

Setting circles: Yes

Polar-axis scope: Included

Counterweights: One 7.5 lb., one 4 lb.

Tube material: Steel

Tripod material: Aluminum

Counterweight bar length: 10 in.

Diameter of counterweight shaft: 20mm

Height range of mount: 36.00 in. - 56.00 in.

Length of optical tube: 26.5 in.

Weight, optical tube: 9.1 lbs.

Weight, mount/tripod: 16.5 lbs.

Weight, fully assembled: 37.1 lbs.

Additional included accessories: Collimation cap, Polar alignment scope

Warranty: One year

Orion Product Number: 09827