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!
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 yearOrion Product Number: 09827