Our Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope exemplifies the perfect combination of well-rounded performance and convenient portability. Whether you're looking for a versatile introductory instrument to begin a long-term love affair with the heavens, or have a hankering for adding a compact, wide-field, user-friendly reflector telescope to your growing collection of equipment, the StarBlast 6 will not disappoint.
It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to appreciate the amazing value of the StarBlast 6. Any amateur astronomer will tell you that reflector design telescopes provide the best performance for your investment, or best "bang for your buck". And since the StarBlast 6 doesn't employ the use of a complicated and heavy equatorial mount and tripod, the value looks better and better upon further inspection, much like the view through its robust 6" aperture optical tube.
Speaking of views, you'll be the one telling friends and family about gorgeous lunar explorations of the Moon, jaw-dropping sights of close by Mars, giant Jupiter, and the always impressive Saturn with its stupendous rings. But the fun doesn't stop there. The StarBlast 6 Astro Telescope's substantial 5.9" (150mm) aperture parabolic reflector optics gathers oodles of light from objects well beyond our own solar system. Bright galaxies, mind-boggling globular and picturesque open star clusters, ethereal glowing nebulas, and other celestial denizens are well within reach. With a wide-field focal ratio of f/5.0, finding and tracking objects is easier than with longer focal-length telescopes, which makes stargazing nice and easy for beginners. More advanced hobbyists will welcome the intuitive simplicity of this "grab-and-go" astronomical workhorse. Teflon bearings and easily adjustable altitude tension on the base ensure smooth maneuvering of the Orion StarBlast 6. You just sight through the included EZ Finder II reflex aiming device to locate the object you want to view, then grip the convenient navigation knob on the tube to take aim. Pop the 25mm (30x) or 10mm (75x) Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece into the 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser and you're ready to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Keep the other eyepiece(s) at the ready in the convenient three-hole eyepiece rack. Two handle cutouts in the base allow easy lifting and transporting of the telescope. Set it on the ground or even on a small table or the hood of your car, then prepare to be stunned by the view!
Weighing in at a modest 23.5lbs., the assembled StarBlast 6 is portable enough to take along on the next family campout or friend-filled road-trip, without wasting valuable space for the rest of your gear. The StarBlast base arrives pre-assembled in the box providing a truly satisfying out of box experience that won't find you scouring assembly instructions trying to locate tab A and slot B.
The Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Telescope isn't just a masterfully engineered, uncomplicated, and affordable telescope for all ages, it's also a blast! (C'mon, we couldn't help ourselves!) One-year limited warranty
Please note that this item is not upgradeable for use with the Intelliscope Computerized Object Locator.