Orion FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope

Price $74.99

Orion 80 ED Apochromatic Refractor (Scroll down)

Price $449.99


Orion FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope

  • A great first telescope for beginners and families to test the waters of stargazing at an affordable price
  • FunScope lets you see craters on the Moon, bright planets in our solar system, and brighter sparkling star clusters and nebulas
  • Includes the Orion MoonMap 260, which makes it fun and easy to identify the craters and lunar features you see in the FunScope telescope
  • FunScope’s 76mm-diameter optics collect 60% more light than typical 60mm beginner telescopes and it comes with a host of useful accessories
  • The portable FunScope weighs less than 4 lbs., so it’s easy to take camping, on field trips, or for quick nighttime adventures out in the backyard

A fun telescope indeed! Beginning astronomers will enjoy hours of stellar exploration with this amazing little tabletop reflector telescope. Designed specifically with first-time telescope buyers and their families in mind, the FunScope is a great way to “test the waters” of stargazing – affordably!

The FunScope is a great first telescope for beginners and young adults who show an interest in space and astronomy. FunScope is a real reflecting telescope with a 76mm (3″) diameter polished spherical mirror which allows you to capture 60% more light than a typical 60mm beginner’s telescope. More light gathered means the FunScope will provide views of the cosmos that are brighter and clearer than views in smaller diameter telescopes.

Unlike many beginner-level telescopes you might find at department stores, the FunScope comes equipped with a host of useful accessories and features so you can start having stargazing fun right away.

You get two Kellner eyepieces with the FunScope: a 20mm eyepiece that provides a 15x view, and a 6mm eyepiece that gives a more powerful, 50x view.

Every night you use the FunScope, start with the 20mm eyepiece to see a wider, less powerful view, then you can boost the magnification by using the 6mm eyepiece to take a closer look. Using both the 20mm and 6mm included eyepieces gives you a variety of magnifications to stargaze with, and with the included power-boosting 2x Barlow lens (see below), you get even more magnification options! Both eyepieces fit in the FunScope’s rack-and-pinion focuser, which has smooth focus control so you can get clear, sharp views of the Moon and other targets.

The included 2x Barlow lens doubles the power of any eyepiece it’s used with.

Just insert this handy power-amplifying lens into the FunScope’s focuser, then insert an eyepiece into the Barlow lens, and you’ve just doubled the magnifying power! That means if you’re using the 20mm eyepiece, you’ll get 30x power instead of 15x, and with the 6mm eyepiece you’ll get 100x power instead of 50x. The 2x Barlow accessory is a great tool for studying smaller and finer details of your celestial target.

Included red dot finder scope makes it easy to aim the FunScope at things in the sky.

The FunScope also includes a very useful red-dot aiming tool. After you align it with the Funscope, just look through the red dot finder’s small viewing window and place the LED-illuminated red-dot on the object or area of sky you want to see in the FunScope. Then look in the FunScope’s eyepiece, focus, and you’ll be looking at a magnified image of the object you aimed at!

Use the included MoonMap 260 to learn the names of craters and other Moon features you see with the FunScope.

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, “seas” and more, the included Orion MoonMap 260 ($12.99 value)  is a great tool for beginning astronomers. Try a fun family activity of sketching craters and other Moon features you see in the FunScope eyepiece, and then find them on the included MoonMap 260 to discover their official names. Or, you can keep the MoonMap 260 handy while you look through the FunScope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. “Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!

But what can you see with it? A lot! With the FunScope, the whole family can see craters, valleys, and mountains on the Moon in exquisite detail. You’ll be amazed that you’re looking at the same Moon you see out almost every night, since it looks so much more detailed and interesting when seen through the FunScope. The FunScope telescope’s 76mm aperture, or diameter, can also obtain good views of bright planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. Seeing ringed Saturn in real-time through a telescope like the FunScope is a memory young astronomy hobbyists are certain to treasure for a lifetime. Jupiter also makes for a unique sight, and on clear evenings you’ll be able to see the giant planet’s four brightest moons (named Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto) which appear as four bright dots surrounding Jupiter. Check in on Jupiter every night when it’s visible to see its four moons in a different position as they orbit the gas giant planet. It’s fun to imagine what position the moons will be in from night-to-night. If you’re able to get the FunScope away from city lights and urban light pollution, this pint-sized telescope will amaze you with views of sparkling star clusters, cloudy emission nebulas and some of the brighter galaxies. Be sure to get out to a spot with inky-black dark skies to get the best views of these distant “deep space objects.”

The FunScope’s tabletop mount arrives pre-assembled in the box so you don’t have to worry about assembly. The tabletop base provides a sturdy and compact foundation for the telescope with smooth motion in altitude (up and down) and azimuth (left and right) axes.

Weighing just 3 lbs. 11 oz., the ultra-portable FunScope TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit can go with you just about anywhere! It makes a great gift for anytime of the year, and is sure to get “oohs” and “aahs” once unwrapped. Who knew so much fun for the whole family could come in such a small and affordable package? See for yourself and pick up a FunScope today!

    1. Best for viewing
      Lunar & planetary
    2. Best for imaging
      Lunar & planetary
    3. User level
    4. Optical design
    5. Optical diameter
    6. Focal length
    7. Focal ratio
    8. Optics type
    9. Glass material
      Soda-lime plate
    10. Eyepieces
      3-Element 20.0mm,6.0mm (1.25″)
    11. Magnification with included eyepieces
      15x, 50x
    12. Resolving power
    13. Lowest useful magnification
    14. Highest useful magnification
    15. Highest theoretical magnification
    16. Limiting stellar magnitude
    17. Finder scope
      Reflex sight
    18. Focuser
      1.25″ Rack-and-pinion
    19. Mirror coatings/over-coatings
      Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    20. Mount type
    21. Tube material
    22. Tripod material
    23. Length of optical tube
      10.2 in.
    24. Weight, fully assembled
      4.0 lbs.
    25. Additional included accessories
      Orion MoonMap 260
    26. Other features
      Excellent grab-n-go scope!
    27. Warranty
      One year

Orion 80 ED Apochromatic Refractor

  • A no-nonsense f/7.5 apochromatic refractor telescope offered at an unbelievably low price
  • Transmits spectacular views of deep-sky delicacies as well as closer solar
    system targets for visual enjoyment or astrophotography pursuits
  • 80mm refractor objective doublet includes one element of high-quality FPL-53 ED or extra-low dispersion glass, which virtually eliminates false color
  • Features a smooth-adjusting 2″ aluminum Crayford focuser that accepts 2″ or 1.25″ astronomy accessories for a wide variety of applications
  • Optical tube assembly only, does not include telescope mount or tripod – which can be purchased separately

Own a premium apochromatic refractor without having to take out a second mortgage with the amazingly affordable Orion ED80 80mm extra-low dispersion Apochromatic Refractor Telescope optical tube. This is one sweet telescope for astrophotography or visual use.

It’s a sweet telescope all right. With a focal length of 600mm (f/7.5), the “ED80” is wonderfully suited for visual applications on both solar system and deep-sky objects as well as for prime-focus astrophotography and charge coupled device or, “CCD” imaging.

The ED80 refractor telescope sports a multi-coated 80mm aperture objective lens doublet, one element of which is crafted from Extra-Low Dispersion, or “ED” optical glass. This high-grade glass greatly reduces the chromatic aberration inherent in standard achromatic refractor telescopes. Images and views appear more sharply focused and color fringing around bright objects is lessened dramatically. The refractor objective lens is held in a machined, black anodized aluminum cell and shaded by an aluminum dew cap. Precisely positioned internal tube baffles ensure high contrast and prevent ghosting.

The Orion ED80 refractor features a superb, backlash-free 2″ Crayford-style focuser, which accepts both 2″ and 1.25″ diagonals. Notice the focus wheels: classy, brushed-aluminum hubs with ridged rubber grip rings. Nice touch. Set the focuser tension or lock it for imaging with the focus lock knob. The molded-in dovetail base accepts the optional Orion finder scope of your choice. The ED80 optical tube has a built-in 1/4″-20 plate for easy mounting, and also accepts 100mm inside diameter tube rings (sold separately).

At a length of just 24″, the Orion ED80 refractor is an extremely portable telescope. We’re proud to offer the ED80 at an affordable price so you can enjoy the pleasures of a premium refractor without the pain of the premium price!

Sold as refractor optical tube assembly only, without accessories. Compatible tube rings are #7371, sold separately. Finished in gunmetal gray metallic.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Extra low dispersion FPL-53
  • Eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
  • Focuser
    2″ Crayford
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
  • Length of optical tube
    23.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    5.7 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    5.7 lbs.
  • Warranty
    One year