Orion Skyscanner

The Orion Skyscanner is a great first telescope as an introduction to astronomy. This tabletop telescope is lightweight and will provide you with great views of the moon and planets.

It has a 100mm parabolic primary mirror and comes with two 1.25 inch eyepieces providing x20 and x40 magnification.

The telescope comes with an Orion EZ Finder II to allow you to locate objects quickly and easily.

As a first telescope the Orion SkyScanner table-top reflector is ideal.

Orion SkyScanner Telescope Accessories

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Orion SkyScanner TableTop Telescope Information

  • Details
  • Specs
  • Reviews
  • Ideal entry-level reflector telescope
  • 100mm parabolic primary mirror optics
  • Easily portable tabletop telescope
  • Includes two 1.25" telescope eyepieces
  • EZ Finder II aiming device
  • Starry Night software
Specifications SkyScanner TableTop
Price $99.95
User Level Beginner
Best Viewing Brighter deep sky
Best Imaging Lunar & planetary
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
Magnification with included eyepieces 20x, 40x
Resolving Power 1.16arc*sec
Highest useful magnification 200x
Limiting stellar magnitude 12.7
Finder scope EZ Finder II
Focuser 1.25 inch rack and pinion
Mirror coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount Type Altazimuth
Tube material Steel
Tripod material Wood
Length of optical tube 15.7 inch
Weight, fully assembled 6.2 lbs
Warranty One year

Orion SkyScanner customer reviews at Amazon

Here's an interesting post at the Astronomy Forum comparing the Orion Skyscanner to a number of other similar telescopes.

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