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10012 Skyscanner 100Mm Tabletop Reflector Telescope (Burgundy)
Although perfect for beginning stargazers, this tabletop reflector telescope is not a toy! With its substantial, 100mm aperture parabolic primary mirror boasting a 400mm focal length, the compact Orion StarSeeker 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope will amaze you and your family with gorgeous, detailed views of the night sky. With this capable ...
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10012 Skyscanner 100Mm Tabletop Reflector Telescope (Burgundy)

BCD344
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BCD344
Description

Although perfect for beginning stargazers, this tabletop reflector telescope is not a toy! With its substantial, 100mm aperture parabolic primary mirror boasting a 400mm focal length, the compact Orion StarSeeker 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 bright in the SkyScanner 100mm Reflector, even when viewing from urban locations with mediocre seeing conditions. On especially clear evenings when viewing from areas with 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. The SkyScanner includes two 1.25 inch eyepieces for magnification variety right out of the box. The included 20mm eyepiece provides moderate 20 x power magnification, while the 10mm eyepiece boosts the view up to 40 x power for higher magnification observations. Both eyepieces accept 1.25 inch Orion eyepiece filters (sold separately) so you can enhance views easily with specialty filters. An included Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight makes aiming the SkyScanner nice and easy. After a simple alignment procedure, simply place the EZ Finder II's red-dot on top of the area or object you want to see, and it will appear in the reflector telescope's field of view. The Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector is just the right size - large enough to see night sky objects yet compact enough to sit on a desk. Thanks to its small stature, the SkyScanner is a great grab-and-go telescope for visual adventures as close as the backyard table, or as far as your favorite remote dark sky site.

  • An ideal entry-level reflector telescope with 100mm parabolic primary mirror optics - no plastic lenses as found in some other telescopes made for beginners
  • See hundreds of craters on the Moon, detail on Jupiter and other planets, even when viewing from relatively bright city locations
  • A tabletop telescope big enough to find and observe objects in the night sky, but small enough to easily store in a closet or display on a desk
  • Perfect reflector telescope for wide-angle, low-power viewing of the Milky Way and other deep sky objects when viewing from relatively dark skies
  • Includes two 1.25 inch telescope eyepieces: 20mm (for 20 power magnification) and 10mm (for 40 power magnification), EZ Finder II aiming device, Starry Night astronomy software, and more
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Saw moon clearly without glasses.
by Valued Customer on August 03, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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My first telescope which I chose from reviews for less than $200. Easy to set up and use from the well-packaged box. Had to watch a few easy-to-find videos on youtube about the assembly and viewing to make sure I did it right and got some tips - made it much simpler. Got the telescope to see what I could view of mars while it was closer to moon, still, was only a small disc not even worth seeing with my vision (slightly blurry with glasses on and off). Glasses were actually in the way. According to manual, I need to look into additional eyepieces that have �longer eye relief when wearing glasses. Also, may need that for viewing other small (far away) planets such as jupiter and saturn with glasses on. Next was the view of the moon which was a late riser on 08/01/18. Waited till after midnight to see it which was 3/4ths full on a clear night. Got a great view of it and look forward to a full moon. I put my iphone 5 camera up to lens as best and as steady as I could, posted couple pics. Used 10mm eyepiece with 2x Barlow (sold separately). Moon was bright, but was able to view without a moon filter (sold separately). If it were a full moon on a clear night, may need a moon filter with that Barlow 2x. Have not looked at Jupiter and saturn yet. I am 56. Could see moon very clearly without glasses (2.0 R/2.75 L, Farsighted). First-timer seeing the moon so close in a telescope was like wow! And woughhhhh! And awesome And freakish! I am only 5'2 so sitting on ground with telescope in front on ground made scope too long for me to lean over to look into eyepiece without nudging it out of focus. Was easier and steadier for me to sit on ledge of cushioned lawn chair with a steady foot stool in front of me with telescope on it. Did not use EZ Finder 2 Reflex Sight. I will later get a 4mm eyepiece and a Barlow 3x in hopes for larger/closer views of Saturn, etc.Very satisfied for the price and excited about more viewing. Will enjoy this as long as it lasts. Praise God for telescopes and outer space wonders!

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Orion tabletop telescope
by Valued Customer on July 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I'm a beginner. Telescope is very durable and easy to use. Living in Arizona, it took me over a week to view certain planets due to the monsoon weather. Finally was able to view the moon. Great detail. Smaller planets took considerable time to focus and were very small. Appears I need to buy stronger eye piece. Over all, great product and I would recommend.

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Four Stars
by Valued Customer on July 09, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Great for looking at the moon, but don't expect to get views of other planets. Good beginner scope.

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Great scope
by Valued Customer on June 13, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I live in Central Missouri and I was able to see Jupiter/moons and Saturn, using a 3x barlow and 10 and 17mm lenses

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Great Telescope for Beginners and Families
by Valued Customer on May 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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We are not experts in astronomy or with telescopes. Probably the most amateur of almost anyone out there. We bought this for my 13-year-old son for Christmas. He has really enjoyed it; even when it was cold outside he would go out and look at the moon. While you do have to have patience and hold still while looking through, what you see is pretty amazing! So far we have only looked at the moon, so I can't tell you how good it is for looking at other things, but we are hoping to try to broaden our horizons this summer. Our whole family has loved it. This telescope is easy to use. It is solidly built and can be used on a tabletop or on a tripod. It fits perfectly on our camera tripod. It is not too big to handle or too complex to figure out. We are really excited to use it this summer when we are camping away from light pollution. This telescope is also very affordable compared to others that are similar.

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Great scope. I'm a beginner and I wanted something
by Valued Customer on May 14, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Great scope. I'm a beginner and I wanted something not complicated. Read the reviews and like what I read. I bought a Orion Tritech tripod to attach the scope to. I preferred this to the tablet top mount. Nothing wrong with the tabletop mount, it is well made, rotates. With the tripod, viewing is eyelevel now.Scope is pretty straight forward. Take out 1 lens put in the other. For a beginner, this is exactly what I wanted. I wanted to view the moon, some planets, without getting into something complicated. Plus, for the price, if it was something I find I don't want to do, then I'm not out hundreds of dollars. Over a great scope.

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Three Stars
by Valued Customer on March 16, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Meh.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on February 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Grand kids love it.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on February 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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nice for the money

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My students and my family love it! Easy to adjust
by Valued Customer on October 21, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I am using this at home and in my classroom. My students and my family love it! Easy to adjust, light weight but sturdy.

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Great little telescope
by Valued Customer on October 19, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Nice telescope. It can easily be adapted to a tripod. Don't expect any answers from Orion's Telescope.com website. Wrote two emails to ask a question about the finder scope and finally had to figure it out myself. Battery cover needs to be popped off gently with a small screw driver. Cover could eventually get to the point where it would not stay on. Poor engineering there, but if you are careful it could be alright.Red dot was right on target and I did not need to adjust. I am still concerned about the support that holds the secondary mirror as it shows up as a dot if you look straight into the lens. Might need to be collimated, but not sure how.Update: Had the support at Orion been more helpful I would have known about how a person's pupil size was the problem with seeing the spider vanes and the secondary mirror. Then I would not have returned the scope thinking it was defective. I only found this out when I had purchased the Meade LightBridge 103 mm and experienced the same problem. A representative from Meade explained to me that as a person gets older their pupil is smaller. The pupil to eyepiece size can be calculated by a formula found on Wikipedia. The long and short of it is, if a person uses a low powered lens with a wide opening chances are you will see the spider vanes and the secondary mirror only. The higher powered lens will not show them. The unfortunate thing for me was the Meade scope came with a 26mm and a 9mm lens and I was not able to use the 26mm lens as it only showed me the spider vanes and mirror.

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I like it actually
by Valued Customer on October 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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As a beginner, this telescope is very helpful! I like it actually. This is how the Moon in (Twenty-third night) looks like using 10mm eyepeice.

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