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Category: Telescopes

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Orion Observer 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope by Orion

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  • A great entry-level refractor telescope at a very affordable price
  • Reveals detailed views of the Moon and bright planets such as Jupiter and Saturn
  • 70mm (2.75″) aperture and 700mm focal length provides great views of bright night-sky objects
  • Includes sturdy tripod and equatorial (EQ) mount for convenient manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects
  • Includes two eyepieces, finder scope, focuser, 90-degree mirror diagonal for comfortable viewing
  • Free Starry Night astronomy software and DVD, and more!


This tried-and-true refractor goes the extra distance in introducing the novice to the wonders of the night sky. The Observer 70 features a 70mm fully anti-reflection coated achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm. Its 700mm focal length (f/10) will show you the stark beauty of the lunar surface, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's atmospheric belts, or the billowy clouds of the Orion Nebula. The included EQ-1 equatorial mount comes equipped with dual slow-motion controls for manual star tracking and adjustable aluminum tripod. Includes an EZ Finder II finder scope to help you zero in on your celestial targets, two eyepieces – 25mm (1.25″) and 10mm (1.25″) – and 90-deg star diagonal. One year limited warranty.

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