Orion 10021 FunScope 76mm Tabletop Reflector Telescope (Blue)
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- A fantastic lightweight and portable reflector telescope designed for the beginner to test the waters of stargazing affordably
- Observe craters and mountains of the Moon, bright planets in our solar system, sparkling star clusters, and even some bright nebulas and galaxies
- 76mm diameter reflector optics collect 60 percent more light than a typical 60mm beginner's telescope to provide brighter, more pleasing views
- Portable and compact table-top base can be easily mounted on a tripod equipped with a 3/8 inch or 1/4 inch-20 threaded post if desired
- Weighs only 4 lbs. - can be taken camping, on a field trip, or just out to the backyard with ease
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|Item Dimensions||13.5 x 8 x 8 inches|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase.|
|Shipping Weight||6.45 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
My first impression when opening the box was "Oh crap, this is a kids toy!" I put it together and waited for sunset.
Holy Crap! I was surprised to say the least. In aligning the spotting scope during the day i thought I'd be better off just giving it to the kids, since it barely magnified the side of the hills nearby. But when I pointed it up after sunset I was amazed at the amount of stars between the ones I saw normally.
I'm in the process of getting a parts list and plans for a much larger dobsonion telescope. I'm seeing a lot of stars, but I doubt any detail on Saturn or Venus will be visible. I'm getting a higher level of barlow and a video eyepiece until I build the big one.
If you have a kids curiosity, even when your old like me, this is worth it to test the waters.
The one con I have is the telescope is badly out of commilation, I got a commilation eyepiece and after multiple tries I have yet to get the full main mirror into view of the secondary, which is the only adjustment option. This was a big bummer, but I wont build that flaw into the one I build.
I was able to get some good views of stars, and then also saw a blurry fuzzy (larger) ball looking thing, which I'm guessing was a star cluster or a galaxy or something.
I'm happy with it. I already feel like I got my $$ worth, and I've only had it a couple of days.
Possible Con ... the red dot finder seems a little unstable when mounted, but as long as you don't carry the telescope around by it I suppose it will stay in place enough.
This wasn't very expensive, but for about the same price, you can get a usable pair of binoculars that work better, are more versatile, and are very sturdy. That's what I did, then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an amazing product for an amazing price! No complaints.Published 18 months ago by Tip Gates
If you're looking for a beginner telescope, this is a good one. Tabletop design and moves easily. Easy to site in initially and we were able to see the craters of the moon.Published on August 9, 2013 by cmh
The lazer only lasted for ten minutes. I can see a planet clearer better with just my eyes. Think I will return it.Published on August 7, 2013 by dennis ferguson
Delivered a week prior to the promised date. I was impressed by the quality of the packaging and of the Orion eyepieces. The scope is perfect for my 7 year old granddaughter ... Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by Alexander Diament
Works as advertised. Good value. Young ones might need a little help to find the stars they want. Since this is a reflecting telescope, everything is reversed and it is not... Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Godric
This is excellent for my 10 yr. old Grandson. Him and his Papa love going outside at night and watching all the stars. I do recomend this telescope.Published on January 8, 2013 by Beth
I bought it for my granddaughter but it is not as easy to see through it as a table top telescope. Can this be put on some type of telescope tripod? Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Linda Pacheco
My 4 1/2 year old nephew loves it. He can see the moon. He does need assistance with the lenses and focusing but spends lots of times looking through his new telescope. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Janis Wolfson
Very poor to see through scope. You can see about as good through a pair of cheap binoculars. Not worth buying. Returned quickly with no problems.Published on October 15, 2012 by woodworking65