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Orion Telescopes
Beginner
Orion StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
$299.99
 
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  • Complete 102mm refractor telescope for daytime viewing or nighttime stargazing
  • Telescope, tripod, and all accessories pack conveniently into rugged carry case for travel anywhere
  • Includes two high-quality Plossl eyepieces for 24x and 60x magnification!
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod with pan head is a cut WAY above what normally comes standard with beginning-level telescopes
  • Also includes Orion's MoonMap 260 to help you identify some 260 lunar surface features including craters, mountain ranges, "seas" and more!


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Item #  10283

Introducing the newest member in our portable StarBlast refractor lineup - the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor! With 28% greater light gathering power than its 90mm counterpart, the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor delivers big resolution, whether you're plumbing the night sky for celestial treasures or observing a scenic mountainscape in daytime.

For the beginning telescope user or family looking for a capable telescope that is as easy to take on trips as it is to use right from home, the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope is hard to beat. It is a quality 102mm achromatic refractor telescope outfitted with a full-length stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head as well as a host of great accessories -- all of which fit neatly into a rugged carry case for convenient transport and storage.

The StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope features a fully antireflection multi-coated 102mm (4") achromatic lens system with a 600mm focal length (f/5.9) for vivid images of distant subjects. For stargazing, this telescope will reveal outstanding views of the Moon's surface, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, and scores of deep-sky nebulas and star clusters.

The 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser ensures your observing target will snap into sharp focus effortlessly. Instead of a standard "star diagonal," which shows a mirror-reversed image, the StarBlast 102 comes with a correct-image 90-degree diagonal that provides a correctly oriented view - a must for terrestrial observation. The included 25mm (24x) and 10mm (60x) Plossl eyepieces are a giant leap in quality above the lower-end eyepieces that come with most competing telescopes. That means you'll get sharper, higher-contrast views with the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor! Of course, you can purchase additional 1.25" telescope eyepieces and/or a 2x Barlow lens to give you even more magnification options if desired. And the eyepieces' 1.25" barrels are threaded to accept optional Orion 1.25" filters. Also included is a red-dot finder scope, which makes it easy to zero in on targets of interest.

The super sturdy, extendable tripod is made of stainless steel and has a center brace for added rigidity. A convenient accessory tray fastens onto the center brace with a simple twist-lock mechanism. The two-axis pan head provides easy, smooth control of the telescope via the pan handle.

And everything fits neatly inside the rugged carrying case, which has a divider to separate the optical tube from the tripod. A small zippered accessory pouch holds the eyepieces, diagonal, and finder scope. The telescope case sports both hand straps and a shoulder strap, so it's ready to travel whenever you hit the road or the hiking trail. And if all that weren't enough, we also include Orion's MoonMap 260. It will help you identify some 260 of the most popular lunar surface features including craters, mountain ranges, valleys, rilles, "seas" and more!

The StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor is a serious telescope that's seriously fun to use for the whole family! And you can use it anywhere because it packs up conveniently to go where you go. Get yours today!

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & terrestrial
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    102mm
  • Focal length
    600mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.9
  • Coatings
    Fully coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    24x, 60x
  • Resolving power
    1.14arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    15x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    200x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.7
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Prism Correct-image
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    22.8 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    5.6 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    4.7 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    10.6 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Carrying case and accessory pouch, MoonMap 260 lunar reference, Accessory tray holds eyepieces and more
  • Other features
    Pan handle for easy navigation, Dovetail mounting saddle
  • Warranty
    One year

102mm refractor OTA
25mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
Red dot finder scope
90-degree correct-image diagonal, 1.25"
Stainless steel tripod with two-way pan head
Accessory tray
Accessory Pouch
MoonMap 260
Carrying case

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