Orion - Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor

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The Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope is an excellent choice for beginning stargazers looking for a well-built, complete backyard telescope that can
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Orion Observer 60mm Altaz Refractor

The Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope is an excellent choice for beginning stargazers looking for a well-built, complete backyard telescope that can display wonderful views of the night sky at an affordable price. The whole family will appreciate the crisp views of celestial wonders provided by this capable refractor telescope.

  • The perfect gift for the beginner astronomy enthusiast, the Oberver 60mm refractor offers jaw-dropping views of the Moon's craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter and it's moons, and more!
  • Utilizes a 60mm glass lens (not plastic) and includes two fully-coated 1.25" telescope eyepieces for two different viewing magnification options
  • Includes a red-dot EZ Finder II reflex sight to make aiming the telescope at celestial objects easy
  • The aluminum telescope tripod is sturdy yet lightweight, making the Observer 60 a very portable refractor
  • With the included Starry Night software, you can print out detailed maps of the sky to make locating objects to view even easier


A classic refractor telescope with precision glass optics and great portability, the Orion Observer 60 is a complete backyard telescope package that includes the refractor optical tube, a host of accessories, and an adjustable aluminum tripod. It is especially popular with junior astronomy enthusiasts, thanks to its simple operation and traditional appearance. The Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope weighs just 5.8 lbs. total when assembled, including the mount and tripod, making it very easy for anyone in the family to transport from the house to the backyard for a night full of stargazing adventure.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the sharp celestial sights you can see with an Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope. For starters, Saturn and its rings, Jupiter and its dancing moons, and the changing phases of Venus all display nicely in the Observer 60. Close-up views of the Moon’s rocky, cratered surface will give you and your family a new way of looking at our planet’s nearest neighbor in the night sky. Even the contrasting blue and gold gems of the double star Albireo can be detected with the Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor, not to mention dozens of "deep-sky" gems, including the magnificent Orion Nebula and the glittering Pleiades and Beehive star clusters.

The Orion Observer 60 Refractor Telescope offers higher quality and more reliable performance than any telescope you’d find in a department store. Featuring an aluminum telescope optical tube and all-glass optics, including a fully antireflection-coated 60mm achromatic objective lens, the Observer 60 yields crisp, bright images of the night sky. The altazimuth mount provides smooth motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes of motion, and the sturdy yet lightweight aluminum tripod is adjustable for crowd-pleasing performance and comfort. There’s even a handy accessory tray included that attaches to the tripod so you have a convenient spot to place your eyepieces and other astronomy accessories.

Outfitted with a great set of accessories, the Observer 60mm Altazimuth refractor comes with two telescope eyepieces: quality 25mm and 10mm Kellner oculars with 1.25" barrels, instead of inferior .965" barrels. The included telescope eyepieces will provide 28x power magnification, and 70x power magnification options right out of the box! The included Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight makes aiming the telescope nice and easy following a simple alignment procedure. A 90° mirror diagonal is included for comfortable nighttime viewing. The versatile Observer 60 refractor’s 1.25” rack and pinion focuser adjusts smoothly and can also accept a 1.25” correct-image diagonal (sold separately) if you wish to use the telescope for daytime terrestrial viewing of wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Get the affordable Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth refractor telescope and discover how much fun you and your family can have exploring the starry skies!







Name Orion - Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor
Manufacturer Orion
Model ORI-11042
Telescope Aperture 3" and Under
Aperture 60mm
Eyepieces Kellner 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Finderscope EZ Finder II
Focal Length 700mm
Focal Ratio f/11.7
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Highest Useful Magnification 120x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.6
Lowest Useful Magnification 9x
Mount Altazimuth
Optical Coatings Coated
Optical Design Refractors (Crown Flint)
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 27.0 in
Optical Tube Weight 1.8 lbs


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