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Orion 9024 AstroView 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope

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  • A powerful, high-quality refractor telescope at a jaw-dropping low price
  • 90mm (3.5") aperture and 910mm focal length for crisp views of deep-sky objects, the Moon, and planets
  • Included EQ-2 adjustable tripod and equatorial mount for manual slow-motion celestial tracking
  • Includes two Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, smooth-adjusting 1.25" rack & pinion focuser, 90-degree mirror diagonal for comfortable nighttime performance, Starry Night astronomy software, and more
  • Can also be used for pleasing daytime terrestrial viewing with a correct-image diagonal (correct-image diagonal sold separately)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Orion
  • Model: 9024

Product Details

Product Manual [109kb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 32.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0000XMSKC
  • Item model number: 9024
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

Now you can have the virtues of refractor-sharp images without having to break into your piggy bank. Our remarkable AstroView 90 gives big returns for a small investment! This is a powerful refractor featuring a multi-coated 90mm objective lens of 910mm focal length (f/10) housed in an enameled aluminum tube. You won't have any trouble gathering enough light for bright, crisp views of deep-sky objects, the Moon, and planets. Even better, we've upgraded the AstroView 90 package with two Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm)! The AstroView 90 comes equipped with a 6x30 finder, 90° star diagonal, adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray, and an EQ-2 equatorial mount with slow motion controls for manual tracking. One-year limited warranty.

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Orion’s AstroView 90 equatorial refractor telescope is a classic Achromatic refractor with excellent optics and an unusually good accessory package. Bigger and more impressive than it looks in pictures, the AstroView 90 is an adult size telescope that stands nearly five feet high and weighs almost 25 pounds. With fully illustrated instructions the telescope is easy to assemble, and the package includes two Sirius Plossl eyepieces, a 6x30 optical finder scope, and Orion’s Starry Night planetarium software for your computer.

Refractors are known for their crisp, high contrast views of the Moon and planets and the AstroView 90 delivers sharp views right out of the box. The low power 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (36X magnification) nicely frames the moon, while the high power 10mm eyepiece (91X magnification) delivers a crisp close up image full of detail. The sharp Achromatic optics of the AstroView 90 EQ also give me delightful views of deep space objects. On a moonless night I like the way the 25mm eyepiece frames the ghostly glow of the Orion Nebula. Zooming in with the 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, I can easily pick out all four stars of the Orion Nebula’s embedded quadruple star the Trapezium. Another night I used an Ultima 2X Barlow with the 10mm plossl eyepiece for a total magnification of 182X while viewing the planet Jupiter. I was rewarded with a clear view of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot.

The Equatorial mount included with the AstroView 90 EQ is designed to help track stars and planets at high power. When I set up the telescope, I simply point the polar axis at Polaris, the North Star. This makes it easy to keep celestial objects in the field of view by turning one slow motion knob. Orion also offers the EQ-2M Electronic Telescope Drive which features a battery powered motor for automatic tracking. The EQ-2 equatorial mount is a little wobbly when the legs are fully extended, but that’s normal for any large telescope in this price range.

With excellent optics, classic design, and a very good accessory package, Orion‘s AstroView 90 Equatorial Refractor is an excellent introduction to the world of Astronomy. --Jeff Phillips

Pros:

  • Classic refractor design
  • Crisp clear views of the Moon and planets
  • Two Sirius Plossl eyepieces and 6x30 finder
  • Starry Night planetarium software included
Cons:
  • Equatorial mount wobbles a bit while focusing
First quarter Moon shot at 36x with Powershot camera
First quarter Moon shot at 36x with Powershot camera
First quarter Moon shot at 90X with Powershot camera.
First quarter Moon shot at 90X with Powershot camera.
Crater Ptolemeaus shot at 350X with NexImage camera and Ultima barlow.
Crater Ptolemeaus shot at 350X with NexImage camera and Ultima barlow.
Planet Jupter shot at 350X with NexImage camera and Ultima barlow.
Planet Jupter shot at 350X with NexImage camera and Ultima barlow.

Customer Reviews

This one's worth it.
K Jordan
Can see Jupiter, Saturn, mars and the moon all in great depth.
Michio
Everything feels very solid and well made.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 2004
This scope gives incredible views. I haven't noticed any extra color, even on bright objects. I have viewed inside and outside the solar system and have been amazed at all the views. This is now my favorite scope that I own. It's ready to go at a moments notice, no collimation, minor setup and you are viewing. Saturn's rings are no problem, Jupiter's moons, easy. The mount is extremely stable. I can't say enough about this scope. At any price, this scope is well worth it, for it to be less than $300 makes it the best bargain out there.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jim on September 24, 2012
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Definitely a step above department store scopes, and a good value for the price. Decent eyepieces to start with, but the 10mm is not too user friendly. Plan on spending $60 to $125 dollars or so to get a wide expanse eyepiece in the 12mm to 15mm range. It will make it much easier to locate and keep a fix on the planets. An alternative would be a barlow lens, but the images are still a little fuzzy around the edges. I was able to find Jupiter this evening with the 25mm lens, and although it is small, the detail was excellent and I could distinguish the bands and three of it's moons. The only problem that I had was the light shield on the tube was loose and would come off when the scope was pointed below vertical. Tech support was very nice and said that I could return it, but a piece of duct tape between the tube and the light shield gave the housing enough friction to stay in place and does not show. Overall, a good telescope for the beginner or intermediate astronomy buff.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Robert M. Oreilly on February 5, 2009
Right off the bat, Yeah, I`m a beginner but I have had in my lifetime 3 of the department store variety of telescopes that easily cost 150.00 or better and they will never be anything like this Orion Astroview. Hear this. I tracked a jumbo jet you could barely see with the naked eye except for the vapor trail with the slow motion control for 15 seconds and it was awesome. Saw it from almost a head on view and could see all the engines wings and tail wing with clarity I couldn`t believe. Joked with my brother that I could see the pilot picking his nose. ( Kidding of course ). This with a barlow lense. It sucks that I work nights and have to hope for clear weekends but let me tell you the price for this kind of viewing can`t be beat as far as I`m concerned. I`m going to take it to my brother`s this weekend and show him how to polar align the scope then watch his expression when he sees Saturn. I bet he`ll want one. I bet he`ll get one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on April 19, 2014
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This is the one, you can stop your research now! Classy and well built scope delivers the best images possible in this scopes range and specs. Dont think your saving money by getting one with same specs at a cheaper price, this one is very solid telescope! Crystal clear imaging, yes get a refractor! All planets look excellent, I recommend adding a 6mm and a Arlowx2 to your e yepieces to get in a lil closer. I pushed the magnification with my 3.6mm and it worked! Dont be scared of the equatorial mount. It works and here's a tip, take your smart phone get a compass app. Find north and line polar axis up with north on compass and bingo that's it! Dont worry about finding Polaris and all that. Don't need to! Like any scope it vibrates a lil while focusing and settles down after a couple secs. Would like to add a autofocuser down the line to eliminate most of that. Bottom line buy this one and add from there you'll be glad you did!! Enjoy the sky:)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sorek on October 3, 2008
This telescope has performed exceptionally well for me, consistently living up to expectations. With a moon filter and some extra eyepieces I've purchased, this scope has provided hours of easy and satifsying use. It's yielded excellent images of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn, and other phenomena of interest. The equatorial mount is remarkably easy to use and it's quite steady. I highly recommend this telescope to dedicated amateurs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Prince iii on February 19, 2014
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arrived in great condition!
easy to assemble. sexy looking telescope.
great for planetary viewing! Jupiter and Saturn look great!
the tripod is cheap (the legs. that why i took off one star), but does the job well. the equatorial part is great though.
its heavy too, not very portable, but i expected that.
i do recommend it!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 3, 2012
My fiance bought this for me for christmas after much research and I think this is probably the best refractor unless you jump way up the price point. The tracking is great I don't know why others are saying its rough. Unless you plan on hooking up expensive astrophotography equipment which costs more than the telescope you wont notice or have any issue with this telescope. Also the picture is so clear and crisp! Everything feels very solid and well made. Im very glad I ended up with this scope. Best future wife ever!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tobyus on January 21, 2014
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My wife got this telescope for me for Christmas, and I am pretty pleased with it for the price. I waited almost a whole month to post a review so I would have time to try it out on different kinds of objects and have enough experience with it to give a fair review.

This was my first equatorial mount, and I haven't had too much trouble with that except for the Dec Axis, which always seems to be hitting its limit when I am changing targets, but that is something explained in the instruction manual so I expected it, it is just slightly annoying.

The scope itself seems to be well made, and the 25mm eyepiece that comes with it is awesome in my opinion. The 10mm seems to be OK, but I am much happier with the 6mm Orion Expanse eyepiece I bought to go along with this scope to get closer to the "maximum" magnification and to have a wider view at higher magnification. The finder scope seems to stay on target better than my last telescope (a Meade 114mm reflector goto scope). And I have seen much more color and detail through this scope than my slightly larger aperture reflector.

So far I have seen Jupiter (2 distinct orangish bands) and 4 of its moons. I even managed to spot the shadow of Europa during transit. I have seen the Orion Nebula (M42) and it blew me away since this was the first time I had ever seen it, and it actually had color! I also have "seen" M81, M82, and M1. Which all looked like puffs of smoke, except the Cigar Galaxy which looked more like a smoky line in the sky. I saw M45 too, which is naked eye visible, but looked great through this scope.

I am thinking of buying a Narrowband filter to see if that helps with the deep sky objects, because they are barely visible with the light pollution in my area. I may update my review if/when I get one.

The reason I didn't give the scope 5 stars is because of the EQ mount, which seems to stick/slip at times.
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