Featuring rugged yet lightweight carbon fiber construction, this telescope and tripod combo is easy to take along on your next adventure. The included Orion ED66CF Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope and Orion Tritech CFX Carbon Fiber Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head will deliver awesome views of terrestrial targets during the day and celestial objects after sunset.
The versatile Orion ED66 CF Refractor features fully multi-coated FPL-51 ED glass optics, a dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a carbon fiber optical tube. This portable refractor’s f/6.1 focal ratio, premium ED optics and small size make it a great telescope to bring along on road trips. The extra-low dispersion (ED) optics provide exquisite, true-color views without any color-fringing for amazing optical performance. You’ll be impressed by the ED66’s performance under starry skies as you enjoy crisp, true-color views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep sky objects. Thanks to the included Deluxe 45-degree diagonal, you can use the ED66 during the day to obtain sharp, color-correct views of earthbound objects and scenery. The ED66 CF features a carbon fiber optical tube, which is lighter and more thermally stable than metal to deliver crisp views even when temperatures fluctuate. The telescope’s rotatable Crayford focuser made of CNC-machined aluminum provides dual-speed focus adjustment perfect for dialing in fine details of celestial and terrestrial targets. An included 14mm focal length, 1.25″ wide-field 65° eyepiece yields 29x magnification. The included Deluxe 45° Correct-Image Diagonal boasts a large, 27mm clear aperture and a multi-coated prism which provides clear, high-contrast views that are right-side-up and correct left-to-right. An included hard carry case with die-cut foam insert keeps the ED66 CF telescope and included accessories safe and clean during storage and transport.
Thanks to its carbon fiber construction, the included Orion Tritech CFX Tripod is about 30% lighter than metal tripods of similar size. Plus, the carbon fiber tripod legs also dampen vibrations more effectively compared to metal tripods for steadier performance and more stable images. The Tritech CFX tripod legs boast three extendable sections with robust flip-lever leg locks for fast setup, takedown, and length adjustments. What’s more, each tripod leg can be set at four different angle positions for optimal setup on any terrain. Threaded rubber feet at the end of each tripod leg can be retracted to expose metal spikes for extra stability in especially rugged settings. On top of the tripod sits a sturdy machined aluminum fluid pan-head with three axes of motion and two twist-lock handle grips for exceptionally smooth altitude and tilt control. The two twist-lock handle grips are delightfully easy to locate and manipulate while peering through the attached telescope. A handy bubble-level on the pan head provides an easy way to ensure attached instruments are kept level when desired. The Tritech CFX collapses down to just 29″ long for convenient transport and storage. Includes a fully padded soft carry case with shoulder strap.