Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor


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Brand and Model:Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor
Price ($USD):$299.00
Type:Achromatic Refractor
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Aperture:90mm (3.5 in)
f Ratio:10.1
Focal Length:910mm
Finder:6x30
Electric Power:optional
Mount:EQ-2 (CG-3)
Tripod:Aluminum
Weight (lbs):23.8
Dimensions (w/h/d):OTA: 35.5 inches
Description:

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Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor
My 8 year old wanted a telescope so I started doing some research. I decided on either the AstroView 90 mm EQ or the Orion Mak 90 mm. I decided on the refractor since I thought it would be less impacted by light pollution and better for planetary viewing. Considering that some of the high performance refractors sell for way over $2K, $300 is a great bargain. The only real complaint I have is with the tight focus. I've read that adding a little gear grease will help. I suggest buying the carrying bag, a shorty barlow, and a Sirius 17mm Plossl. I really like this telescope.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Mount:8 Ease of Use:8 Value:10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.212.223)
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Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor
This scope gives incredible views. I haven't noticed any extra color, even on bright objects. I have viewed inside and outside the solar system and have been amazed at all the views. This is now my favorite scope that I own. It's ready to go at a moments notice, no collimation, minor setup and you are viewing. Saturn's rings are no problem, Jupiter's moons, easy. The mount is extremely stable. I can't say enough about this scope. At any price, this scope is well worth it, for it to be less than $300 makes it the best bargain out there.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:9 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.40.99)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=357962


Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor
Great telescope. I couldn't be happier. Orion could charge $500 for this and consumers would still feel like they are getting a great buy. Easy to set up and use, excellent views in and out of the solar system.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:9 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.40.99)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=362899


Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor
Excellent scope and views, no color, great value. Good on planets and some deep space stuff.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.40.99)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=358782

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