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Orion 10034 GoScope II Telescope Moon Kit Review | Optics and Lab Equipment

Orion 10034 GoScope II Telescope Moon Kit Review

Last Updated: 22.10.19


Main technical features


It’s lightweight construction makes it easy to pack and carry so you can take it with you almost anywhere.

You will appreciate the convenient backpack style carrying case especially since it is designed to hold all of the accessories, including the sturdy tripod.

Since this is a 70mm refractor telescope it can be used for birding and viewing other wildlife, along with observing bright objects in the nighttime sky.

Thanks to the 5×24 finder scope it is easy to aim, making this a great telescope for beginners. It also comes with a handy lunar guide so you know exactly what you are looking at on the surface of the moon.

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In-depth information


Weighing only 3.5 pounds this refractor telescope is extremely lightweight so you can just “grab it and go”. Its compact size is ideal for travel, especially since it comes with a convenient carrying case. The backpack style case is designed to hold the telescope, along with the included accessories which makes it incredibly easy to store with the rest of your gear. When you are ready to hike to your optimum viewing spot simply grab the case and you are ready to go. This portable telescope also comes with a convenient tripod that is just as easy to set up.

Not only is this 70mm refractor telescope great for nighttime star and bright planet gazing, but it can also be used for birding, watching wildlife and scenic viewing. This is thanks to its 400mm focal length that allows it to be used in a variety of applications. Since it is such a versatile telescope it is really is a good value for your money. To ensure details are crisp and clear it comes with  25mm and 10mm eyepieces that can be conveniently stored in the carrying case. Not only does this ensure that you always have them with you, this also helps to protect the eyepieces from damage.

Every aspect of this refractor telescope is designed to be easy to use. This makes it a great choice for beginners or for families. The lightweight tripod is simple to setup, and it will secure hold the telescope so you can concentrate on focusing in on your target. Thanks to the 5×24 finder scope this telescope is incredibly easy to aim. It also comes with an Orion Moon Map so you will know exactly what you are viewing on the lunar surface. If you are looking for a telescope that will get the entire family interested in astronomy, you might want to consider this portable model by Orion.


Known issues

It has been noted that the tripod is a little difficult to adjust without losing sight of the object you are tracking, but overall it is a great setup for beginners and young astronomers.

The inexpensive tripod can be tipped over rather easily, which might not make it ideal for use on uneven or rocky terrain.


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