The Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector telescope is just the right size, large enough to see night sky objects yet compact enough to sit on your desk.
The wide field of vision is ideal for observing detailed moon craters and even the spectacular rings of Saturn without the need to leave town.
Under darker skies, the SkyScanner has enough light gathering power to expose objects as deep as the Milky Way.
Complete with 100mm parabolic primary mirror optics made of glass not plastic, two 1.25" eyepieces, and an EZ finder II reflex sight.
This 100mm reflector provides up to 40x magnification out of the box and collects over 200 times more light than the unaided eye.
This scope can be considered an ideal entry-level reflector telescope, with 100mm parabolic primary mirror optics and no plastic lenses as can be found in various othertelescopes intended for beginners.
You will be able to see hundreds of craters on the Moon, detail on Jupiter and other planets, even when viewing from relatively bright city locations.
The Starry Night software that comes with the scope is also a great asset.It's extremely detailed and quite easy to use.
It appears to be a wonderful first telescope for the budding young astronomer.