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SpaceProbe 3 Telescope
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Lightweight and Easy To Use with Awesome Views
Not your average TOY scope!
Astronomy enthusiasts seeking an affordable astronomical adventure will get it in spades with the SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope. Great for UFO hunting and all-around astronomical observing, this highly portable, uncomplicated telescope is just the right size and weight for all family members, and just the right price.
Built around a 3" (76mm) diameter primary mirror, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope also gathers enough light to snare the faint glows of some very exotic star clusters and distant nebulas! The SpaceProbe 3’s focal length of 700mm (f/9.2) provides sharp views of cosmic curiosities.
The aluminum Newtonian reflector optical tube features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser to ensure sharp images in the telescope eyepiece. It includes two interchangeable 1.25” Explorer II telescope eyepieces, a 25mm and a 10mm. The 25mm eyepiece will yield 28x power magnification in the SpaceProbe 3 while the 10mm eyepiece boosts the magnification up to 70x power. A wide-field EZ Finder II reflex sight is also included to aid in locating objects and aiming the telescope. An adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray and aluminum legs is also included. The Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope comes with an altazimuth mount which allows simple up/down and left/right motion.
Optical design - Reflector
Optical diameter - 76mm
Focal length - 700mm
Focal ratio - f/9.2
Optics type - Spherical
Glass material - Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces - Explorer II 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces - 28x, 70x
Resolving power - 1.52arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification - 18x
Highest useful magnification - 95x
Highest theoretical magnification - 152x
Limiting stellar magnitude - 12.1
Optical quality - Diffraction limited
Finder scope - EZ Finder II
Focuser - 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Secondary mirror obstruction - 20mm
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter - 26%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 7%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings - Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount type - Altazimuth
Astro-imaging capability - Simple moon shots
Computerized compatibility - Not compatible
Bearing material - Friction bearings
Setting circles - Yes
Tube material - Steel
Tripod material - Aluminum
Length of optical tube - 27.0 in.
Weight, optical tube - 4.0 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod - 4.4 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled - 8.4 lbs.
Additional included accessories - Collimation cap, Altitude fine adjustment
Warranty - One year
Orion Reflector optical tube assembly
25mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Oriion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Altazimuth yoke telescope mount
EZ Finder II finder scope
Finder scope bracket
Tripod accessory tray
Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
Tripod attachment screws
Accessory tray attachment wing screws
Leg lock knobs
Starry Night special edition software
A fantastic telescope that's lightweight, easy to set up, and has a very affordable price tag!
76mm (3") aperture reflector telescope is large enough for wonderful views of the skies
Stable altazimuth mount and tripod provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion
The included EZ Finder II reflex sight makes finding celestial objects a breeze - once aligned, just place the red-dot on the object, and you're ready to view!
Includes two 1.25" telescope eyepieces, EZ Finder II reflex sight, smooth rack and pinion focuser, reflector collimation cap, and Starry Night astronomy software
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