Orion Astroview

Orion AstroView

The Orion AstroView range of telescopes are aimed at both the novice and intermediate amateur astronomer alike. From the entry-level 90mm Equatorial Refractor through to the 120ST ideal for astrophotography there's a telescope to suit everyone's experience and wallet.

The AstroView range consist of three refractors, namely the 90, 100 and 120ST, plus a single reflector, the AstroView 6. The refractors come in three optical sizes, 90mm, 100mm and 120mm, with the refractor boasting a 150mm optical diameter. All the telescopes come with an equatorial mount for easy tracking of the night sky.

Whilst the smaller 90mm and 100mm refractors are ideal for lunar and planetary observing, the 120ST and AstroView 6 are great for observing the brighter deep sky objects. All the telescopes come with two eyepieces, a 10mm and 25mm Sirius Plossl, focussing is operated by a rack-and-pinion system and each has a 6x30 finder scope. Plus each telescope comes with a copy of the Starry Night astronomy software.

Orion AstroView Telescope Accessories

Orion AstroView TableTop Telescope Information

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  • Great telescopes for both the beginner and intermediate astronomer
  • Equatorial mount and slow motion controls for easy tracking of nightsky objects
  • Includes two 1.25" telescope eyepieces
  • Starry Night software
Specifications 90mm Refractor 100mm Refractor 120ST Refractor AstroView 6 Reflector
Price $329.95 $449.95 $549.95 $429.95
Best Viewing Lunar & planetary Lunar & planetary Brighter deep sky Brighter deep sky
Best Imaging Lunar & planetary Deep Sky Deep Sky Lunar & planetary
Optical Design Refractor Refractor Refractor Reflector
Finder scope mag 6x 6x 6x 6x
Optical diameter 90mm 100mm 120mm 150mm
Focal length 910mm 600mm 600mm 750mm
Focal ratio f/10.1 f/6.0 f/5.0 f/5.0
Optics Type Air-spaced doublet Air-spaced doublet Air-spaced doublet Parabolic
Glass material Crown/Flint Crown/Flint Crown/Flint Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces 36x, 91x 24x, 60x 24x, 60x 30x, 75x
Resolving Power 1.29arc*sec 1.16arc*sec 0.97arc*sec 0.77arc*sec
Highest useful magnification 180x 200x 240x 300x
Limiting stellar magnitude 12.5 12.7 13.1 13.6
Finder scope 6x30 6x30 6x30 6x30
Focuser 1.25 inch rack and pinion 2 inch rack and pinion 2 inch rack and pinion 1.25 inch rack and pinion
Mirror coatings       Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount Type Equatorial Equatorial Equatorial Equatorial
Astro-imaging capability Lunar & planetary Lunar & planetary Lunar & planetary Lunar & planetary
Latitude range 16-72 18-63 18-63 18-63
Tube material Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium Steel
Tripod material Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium
Length of optical tube 35.5 inch 24.5 inch 24.5 inch 26.5 inch
Weight, fully assembled 23.7 lbs 29.0 lbs 36.3 lbs 37.1 lbs
Warranty One year One year One year One year

Customer reviews of the 90mm AstroView at Amazon

User review of the 100mm AstroView

Another user review of the 100mm model at Astromart

A full user review of the 120ST at tripod.com

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