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Orion Telescopes
Orion AstroView 6" EQ Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
$599.99
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If purchased separately $622.80
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Expected Ship Date: 02/24/2023

  • Versatile 6" reflector telescope and sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount and tripod excels at all-around night-sky performance
  • 6" (150mm) aperture and 750mm focal length Newtonian reflector optics provides pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects from the close-by Moon to distant galaxies and cloudy nebulae
  • Includes sturdy adjustable-height tubular steel tripod and equatorial mount for precise slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepieces which provide 30x and 75x views respectively for a variety of magnification right out of the box
  • Special Kit includes a 2" Crayford-style focuser, EZ Finder II reflex sight, Shorty 2x Barlow, collimation cap, moon filter, smartphone adapter and more!


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Item #  20068b

If you're ready to take the next step up from a small refractor, or if you want your first telescope to have more light-gathering power than the typical starter telescope offers, then we heartily recommend the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope.

It's hard to beat this 6" aperture equatorial reflector telescope for all-around performance at a great price. Its 150mm-diameter (6") parabolic Newtonian reflecting optics (focal length 750mm, f/5) pull down pleasing views of a rich variety of celestial objects. With the included 10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25"), you'll roam detailed lunar landscapes at 75x power; or see distinct, variegated cloud bands on Jupiter's disk. Pop in the included 25mm Plossl telescope eyepiece for some deep-sky thrills, where modest 30x power rewards you with contrast-rich images of cloudy nebulas and sparkling star clusters framed in a wide field of view. With additional optional telescope eyepieces or a power-boosting Barlow lens (sold separately), you can push the power to 150x or more on clear evenings.

Metal telescope tube rings fasten the reflector optical tube to the sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount. The AstroView mount features vital slow-motion manual control knobs which let you center objects in the viewing field, then track their apparent motion as the Earth's rotation makes them appear to migrate across the sky. The adjustable steel tripod provides ample stability and variable height for crowd-pleasing performance. The tripod leg braces are hinged at the center for quick setup and fold-up. A roomy accessory tray is also included to hold your idle telescope eyepieces, while also enhancing tripod stability.

The AstroView 6" Equatorial Reflector Telescope has high-quality features that belie its affordable price, such as a 2" Crayford-style focuser with compression locks to hold the eyepieces securely in place without marring the barrels, and a four-vane, adjustable secondary mirror support. The EZ Finder II reflex finder scope helps you locate your targets easily for closer inspection through the telescope. The finder boasts easy alignment knobs and a quick-release dovetail bracket. Collimation thumbscrews make occasional alignment of the optics an easy, hassle-free procedure. We even throw in a "collimation cap" for checking the telescope's mirror alignment. This Orion AstroView 6" EQ Reflector Telescope Kit comes with these exceptional accessories to maximize your viewing experience.

Deep Map

Begin your night sky explorations with the included DeepMap 600.

Full-color star map of the night sky with clearly indicated positions of 600 of the finest celestial objects to view. Star chart conveniently folds up just like a road map for easy storage and transport. Orion DeepMap 600 shows the night sky from declination +90-deg to -60-deg. Back of chart lists essential data for all 600 objects of interest, including a brief visual description of each object — an ideal reference for beginners and advanced observers alike! Printed on dew-proof plastic for durability in the field, even in damp conditions.

Smart Phone Adapter

Take pictures of solar system objects with the included Smartphone camera adapter.

Quick and easy self-centering eyepiece clamp provides fast installation. Provides a stable platform for your smartphone to yield stable, clearly focused snapshots. Compatible with even the biggest modern smartphones as large as 3-3/4" wide. Twist-lock eyepiece clamp compatible with telescope, binocular, and microscope eyepieces measuring 25-45mm in diameter.

Cut the Moon's glare and see more detail on its surface with the Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter .

This popular accessory reduces glare and boosts contrast so you can enjoy more-detailed views of lunar surface features. It blocks 87% of the Moon's brightness to provide a more comfortable view and reveal subtle details. It's a neutral density filter that will not alter the natural color of the Moon, either.

Double the magnifying power of any 1.25" eyepiece with the Shorty 2x Barlow.

A great way to essentially double the number of telescope eyepieces in your collection, without having to buy twice as many eyepieces! Very compact - just 3" long (half the length of a standard Barlow lens). Doublet lens system is multi-coated for excellent transmission and the internal housing is baffled to eliminate unwanted reflections and increase contrast.

See what you're doing in the dark with the Orion RedBeam Mini LED flashlight.

A red flashlight is needed to read materials and illuminate astronomy equipment at night. The Orion Redbeam Mini LED keychain flashlight emits pure red light that won't spoil your night vision. Perfect for reading your planisphere or MoonMap, and for seeing what you're doing at the telescope.

OTOG book

Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide and start exploring.

This 174-page guide for new telescope users will help you find, learn about, and view a variety of celestial objects. With a full page of information dedicated to each one, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical denizens that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

Weighs 37.5 lbs. fully assembled.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    750mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    30x, 75x
  • Resolving power
    0.77arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.6
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    2" Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    52mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    34%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    12%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Counterweight bar length
    10 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    12mm
  • Weight, optical tube
    10.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    23.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    33.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Smartphone camera adapter, moon filter, 2x Barlow, Collimation cap, RedBeam LED Flashlight, DeepMap 600, MoonMap 260, Observer's Guide
  • Other features
    Vixen-style dovetail attachment bar, 2" Crayford focuser, Tubular steel legs for extra rigidity
  • Warranty
    One year

Optical Tube Assembly
Equatorial Mount head
Tripod Assembly
Slow motion control knobs (x2)
Finder Scope
Tube rings
Vixen dovetail mounting bar
25mm Plossl Eyepiece
10mm Plossl Eyepiece
Counterweights (x2)
Dust Cap
Shorty Barlow
Telescope Observer's Guide
Moon Filter
Mini Flashlight
DeepMap 600
Smartphone Camera Adapter

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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Standard Delivery to Canada: $60.00
3 Day Delivery: $50.00
2 Day Delivery: $50.00
Next Day Delivery: $50.00

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