The Orion FunScope 76mm Tabletop Reflector Telescope is really great fun. There is no doubt that you will get many wonderful hours of stellar exploration with this remarkable little telescope.
Developed expressly with first time buyers in mind, the FunScope is a fabulous way to "test the waters" of stargazing in a cost effective way and before moving on to greater things.
So exactly what can you expect to see with it?
The Orion FunScope features a 76mm polished spherical mirror, enabling you to gather 60% more light than a regular 60mm first timers telescope.
So it's possible to observe the Moon, Saturn's rings, in addition to Jupiter and its four brightest moons, all under light-polluted skies. Under dark skies, even star clusters, emission nebulae and some of the brighter galaxies are not beyond reach.
This telescope comes with a "red dot" finder, rack-and-pinion focuser, and two 1.25" quality eyepieces: 20mm (15x) and 10mm (30x). These enable you to very easily locate and view many night sky objects.
The table-top mount offers a robust, stable and compact base for the telescope with smooth motion in altitude (up and down) and azimuth (left and right).
Or alternatively, the complete FunScope and mount can be mounted onto a tripod with a 3/8" or 1/4"-20 screw thanks to a built-in 3/8" tripod adapter and included 1/4"-20 threaded bushing.
This scope weighs in at a mere 4lbs making it a truly portable scope that you can take camping, on a field trip, out in the backyard, in fact just about anywhere all with incredible ease.