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Orion Telescopes
Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
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  • This complete telescope kit with a backpack to hold everything is perfect for stargazing on-the-go
  • Includes 5x24 finder scope for easy aiming and two 1.25" Kellner telescope eyepieces (20mm and 9mm) for 20-power and 44-power views right out of the box
  • The included Orion Exploring the Cosmos book is packed with beautiful illustrations and educational info about the stars and space
  • Use the included Star Target planisphere to see which constellations will be visible any night of the year
  • Identify hundreds of interesting craters and lunar features with the included Orion MoonMap 260

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Item #  20045b

A perfect choice for kids and curious families, the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit includes a complete telescope and extra accessories to keep beginners and parents entertained night after night.

The pleasantly portable Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope is designed to pack up and go whenever you hit the road, the trail, or the air. It's an ideal optical intrument for daytime birding, nature study, and scenic long-distance viewing, and will take you way beyond the Earth's horizon after sunset for some casual nighttime stargazing and Moon-watching. Plus, this value-packed Telescope Kit is loaded with fun extra accessories every stargazer will enjoy.

Built around a 70mm-aperture lens system, the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor is designed to obtain portable and detailed images of distant subjects. The telescope sets up in seconds on the included retractable aluminum tripod which allows smooth, easy pointing of the telescope. It comes with a correct-image prism diagonal so things seen through the telescope appear right-side-up and correct left-to-right. Both a 20mm and 9mm Kellner eyepiece (1.25") are included for two different magnification options. An included 5x24 finder scope helps to aim the GoScope III. This complete observational system tucks away neatly in the included backpack for on-the-go action!

In addition to the complete telescope, the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Kit also comes with a great set of extra accessories at an amazing low price.

10276 finder

The included 5x24 finder scope makes it easy to aim the GoScope III.

The 5x24 finder scope has a 24mm lens in the front that collects light, and it has 5-power magnification so you can aim the telescope easily. After following a simple alignment procedure, use the 5x24 finder scope to aim the GoScope III at interesting objects like the Moon and stars at night, and at daytime targets like birds, boats on water, and scenery.

10276 diagonal

A 45 correct-image diagonal provides a bright, correctly oriented daytime view.

This convenient diagonal makes it easy to track moving birds and wildlife during the day, and also planets and the Moon at night since it gives you a view that matches your regular vision. Just insert the diagonal into the telescope's focuser, and then put one of the two included eyepieces into the 45 diagonal and you're ready to focus on stars, the Moon, and more!

10276 backpack

Take the GoScope III telescope anywhere in the included backpack case.

The Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope is a complete observational system that tucks away neatly in its specially designed backpack. With the 70mm telescope, tripod, 45 diagonal, two eyepieces, 5x24 finder scope and MoonMap 260 packed inside, the backpack remains nice and light for easy portability. With the telescope packed up in its backpack case, you can explore starry skies anywhere you go!

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Introduce the whole family to the wonders of the night sky with Orion's exclusive Exploring the Cosmos book!

Packed with amazing facts, gorgeous illustrations and fun activities, the Exploring the Cosmos book is a great introduction to the night sky. Join our astronaut guides as we take a tour of the universe and learn fascinating facts about space and the stars along the way. We'll explore our home galaxy the Milky Way and take a closer look at the Sun and planets as we take a trip around the Solar System and beyond on an educational adventure.

MoonMap 260

The included MoonMap 260 lets you learn the names of craters and other features on the Moon.

The pleasantly portable GoScope III 70mm Travel Telescope comes with the useful Orion MoonMap 260.  You'll enjoy looking at the Moon with the GoScope III telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the official names of the interesting craters, mountains, and other features you've seen. It will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface!

Star Target

The Orion Star Target planisphere will show you what's in the sky any night of the year.

This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor, since you'll know just where to point the telescope!


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.


Please note the telescope in this product kit is compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and is intended for children 9 years of age and older.

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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Coatings
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
  • Eyepieces
    Kellner 9.0mm,20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    44x, 20x
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Finder scope
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 45° Mirror Correct-image
  • Mount type
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • Weight, fully assembled
    4.2 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
    Moon Map 260, Backpack
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion GoScope III 70mm f/5.7 refractor telescope optical tube
Altazimuth mount and aluminum tripod
5x25 finder scope
20mm Kellner eyepiece, 1.25"
9mm Kellner eyepiece,1.25"
45-degree Correct-Image diagonal
Backpack case
Orion MoonMap 260
Orion Exploring the Cosmos: An Introduction to the Night Sky book
Orion Star Target Planisphere

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.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $10.00
3 Day Delivery: $20.00
2 Day Delivery: $20.00
Next Day Delivery: $40.00

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