Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope - 10012

OrionSKU: 10012

Sale price$206 CAD

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  • Ideal entry-level reflector telescope sporting big optics, hassle-free operation, and grab-and-go portability
  • Ample 100mm (3.9") parabolic primary mirror optics drink in faint light to reveal lunar craters, planets, and deep-space nebulas in sharp detail
  • The SkyScanner's intuitive swivel base makes maneuvering and pointing the telescope easy for everyone in the family
  • Includes 20mm (for 20x power) and 10mm (for 40x power) 4-element eyepieces, EZ Finder II aiming device, glare-reducing Moon filter, and Orion's MoonMap 260
  • Weighs just 5.3lbs fully assembled, and stands 16" tall when aimed at the zenith

Although perfect for beginning stargazers, this tabletop reflector telescope is not a toy! With its substantial, 100mm aperture parabolic primary mirror boasting a 400mm focal length, the compact Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope will amaze you and your family with gorgeous, detailed views of the night sky.

With this capable reflector, you can study the Moon's cratered surface in detail, exploring highland mountains and vast, planar lunar "seas" of dark material. Bright planets like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars shine bright in the SkyScanner 100mm Reflector, even when viewing from urban locations with mediocre seeing conditions. On especially clear evenings when viewing from areas with dark skies, the pint-sized Orion SkyScanner telescope can gather enough light for views of open and globular star clusters, bright cloudy nebulas, and even a few distant galaxies.

Set the compact SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector on table in the back yard, or even on the hood of your car in the backcountry, and comfortably view the heavens to your heart's content. Thanks to its small stature, the SkyScanner makes a great grab-and-go telescope for road trip adventures, camp-outs, and just carrying to the local park.

You get quality 20mm and 10mm 4-element eyepieces with the SkyScanner 100mm

Start with the 20mm eyepiece to see a wide view with 20x magnification. Once you've centered an object in the 20mm eyepiece, swap in the 10mm eyepiece to boost the magnification up to 40x. Both eyepieces have threaded barrels to allow use of Orion filters, including the glare-reducing Moon filter that comes with the telescope.

Dial-in details with the SkyScanner 100mm telescope's precise focuser.

The SkyScanner 100mm features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser with smooth focusing control that makes it easy to obtain sharp, crisply detailed views of the Moon, planets, and more. The focuser accepts both the 20mm and 10mm included eyepieces, and will work with other, optional 1.25" telescope eyepieces.

The included Orion EZ Finder II red-dot sight makes it "EZ" to aim the telescope.

Following a simple alignment procedure, use the EZ Finder II "red dot scope" to accurately aim the SkyScanner 100mm at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Just peer through the EZ Finder's viewing window and move the telescope until the red dot is positioned on the object you want to observe. And voila! ? the object will appear right in the telescope's eyepiece, ready to view. Recently upgraded with a dovetail base.

Cut the Moon's glare to see more detail on its surface with the Orion E-Series Moon Filter .

The Orion E-Series 1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter reduces glare and boosts contrast so you can see enjoy more detailed views of lunar surface features. It blocks excessively bright glare to provide a more comfortable view of the Moon's surface, the neutral density filter will not alter the natural color of the Moon and the eyepiece filter transmits only 13% of the incoming light, improving contrast and detail.

Explore the Moon and identify its craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more with your telescope!

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, and "seas", the Orion MoonMap 260 is a wonderful tool for all amateur astronomers. Keep it handy while you look through the telescope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. "Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!"

What's more, if there isn't a table nearby when you want to use the SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope, you can easily attach its altazimuth base to a field tripod. A threaded 3/8"-16 socket on the bottom of the base can be coupled to a field tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" threaded post. Alternatively, the SkyScanner optical tube can be separated from its base for attachment to a Vixen-type dovetail saddle found on many equatorial and altazimuth mounts.

An excellent, easy-to-use telescope value at an affordable price, the Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector is an ideal beginner's telescope capable of providing hours of family fun exploring the cosmos.

NOTE: The SkyScanner is a reflector type telescope, and reflectors are not recommended for daytime terrestrial viewing because the image in the eyepiece is not right-side up. But reflector telescopes make great astronomical instruments, because there is no "right side up" in space!

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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What's in the Box

  • SkyScanner 100 optical tube & base
  • 20mm 4-element eyepiece
  • 10mm 4-element eyepiece
  • EZ Finder II reflex sight
  • 3/8"-to-1/4"-20 thread adapter
  • Orion E-Series Moon Filter
  • Orion MoonMap 260


  • Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
  • User level: Beginner
  • Optical design: Reflector
  • Optical diameter: 100mm
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • Focal ratio: f/4.0
  • Optics type: Parabolic
  • Glass material: Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces: 3-Element 20.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces: 20x, 40x
  • Resolving power: 1.16arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification: 14x
  • Highest useful magnification: 200x
  • Highest theoretical magnification: 200x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 12.7
  • Optical quality: Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope: EZ Finder II
  • Focuser: 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 39mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 39%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 15%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type: Altazimuth
  • Tube material: Steel
  • Tripod material: Wood
  • Length of optical tube: 14.2 in.
  • Weight, optical tube: 2.4 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod: 2.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled: 5.3 lbs.
  • Focuser height at zenith: 16 in.
  • Additional included accessories: Orion MoonMap 260 reference map, Orion 1.25" Moon Filter
  • Other features: Altitude tension adjustment knobs, Dovetail saddle for easy attach/remove of OTA, Tripod adapter with 3/8"-16 threaded socket
  • Warranty: One year

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