Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit - 21188

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Description

Highlights

  • 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. Bonus kit also includes a decorative poster set, the informative Explore the Cosmos book for kids, and a helpful StarTarget Planisphere for finding objects in the sky
  • Weighs just 5.3 lbs 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 (3.9") aperture parabolic glass 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 brightly in the SkyScanner 100mm Reflector telescope, even when viewing from urban locations. On clear evenings when viewing from 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 telescope on a 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.

Use the included Orion E-Series Moon Filter to enhance your viewing enjoyment of the Moon.

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.

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Introduce the whole family to the wonders of the night sky with Orion's exclusive Exploring the Cosmos book!

Packed with amazing facts, gorgeous illustrations and fun activities, the Exploring the Cosmos book is a great introduction to the night sky. Join our astronaut guides as we take a tour of the universe and learn fascinating facts about space and the stars along the way. We'll explore our home galaxy the Milky Way and take a closer look at the Sun and planets as we take a trip around the Solar System and beyond on an educational adventure.

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!"

Poster kit

Three included full-color posters are perfect for decorating and educating!

With detailed images of the 8 official planets of our solar system and the Sun, the included Solar System Poster is packed with interesting facts about each planet. You'll appreciate the Observing the Moon Poster's helpful viewing tips, including 10 close-up images of popular lunar features and informative sections on the phases of the Moon and more. The striking Meteor Showers Poster includes a useful calendar of yearly meteor showers, tips for observing showers and amazing facts.

star target

The Orion Star Target Planisphere is a useful star chart wheel for any day of the year.

This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor, since you'll know just where to point the telescope!

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!

Warranty

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 Orion at 800-447-1001.

Warning

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

Product Support

Visit Orion's product support section for instruction manuals and more

 

SPECS:

  • 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
  • Finder scope: EZ Finder II
  • Focuser: 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type: Altazimuth
  • Tube material: Steel
  • Tripod material: Wood
  • Length of optical tube: 15.7 in.
  • Weight, optical tube: 3.4 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod: 2.8 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled: 6.2 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories: Exploring the Cosmos book, Star Target Planisphere, Solar System, Moon and Meteor poster kit
  • Other features: Altitude and azimuth tension adjustment knobs, Dovetail saddle for easy attach/remove of OTA, Tripod adapter with 3/8"-16 threaded socket



IN THE BOX:
SkyScanner 100mm optical tube
EZ Finder reflex sight
20mm 4-element eyepiece, 1.25"
10mm 4-element eyepiece, 1.25"
Orion E-Series Moon Filter
Base (assembled)
Dust cap
MoonMap 260
StarTarget Planisphere
Explore the Cosmos Book
Poster Kit


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