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Orion Telescopes
Beginner
Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
With payment plan
 
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Expected Ship Date: 09/06/2019

  • A fun, capable, and simple point-and-view tabletop reflector telescope kit popular among both beginners and seasoned astronomers thanks to its ease of use and versatile performance
  • Substantial 6" aperture reflector optics reveal good detail on the planets and Moon, as well as bright deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters
  • Compact pre-assembled tabletop design gives the StarBlast 6 reflector great grab-and-go portability - weighs just 23.5 lbs.
  • Includes additional accessories to enhance your viewing experience including Orion MoonMap, Orion Moon Filter, Orion Star Target Planisphere, Orion Shortly Barlow Lens and Orion RedBeam Mini LED flashlight.


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Item #  20073

The Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit 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 feel the need for a compact, wide-field, user-friendly reflector telescope, the StarBlast 6 will not disappoint.

It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to appreciate the amazing value of the StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Kit. Any amateur astronomer will tell you that reflector design telescopes provide the best performance for your investment, or best "bang for your buck". 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 the telescope's ample 6" aperture.

This kit includes additional accessories that will enhance your viewing experience including:

Use the Orion MoonMap 260 to learn more about the lunar features you see in the telescope.

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the included Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for beginning astronomers. This detailed map will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface! The whole family will enjoy looking at the Moon with the telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the names of the craters and other features observed.

The Orion 1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter reduces glare so you can see more lunar detail and surface features with your telescope.

Metal filter cell threads directly into the 1.25" barrel of your telescope eyepiece. Telescope eyepiece filter transmits only 13% of the incoming light, boosting contrast and ability to discern detail on the Moon. Perfectly neutral color will not alter the natural color of the Moon.

Learn the location of constellations, bright stars, and many deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters.

Simply dial in the date and time across the top, and Star Target shows you the sky overhead. A perfect accessory and great learning tool for use with your telescope, binocular, or even unaided eyes

Double the power of any 1.25" telescope eyepiece with the Shorty Barlow Lens.

A great way to essentially double the number of telescope eyepieces in your collection, without having to buy twice as many eyepieces! Very compact - just 3" long (half the length of a standard Barlow lens). Doublet lens system is multi-coated for excellent transmission and the internal housing is baffled to eliminate unwanted reflections and increase contrast.

Easily read star charts, look inside your accessory case, or find your way around the telescope in the dark with the RedBeam Mini LED flashlight.

Very compact size - can easily fit in a pocket. Will not harm your night vision like a white flashlight can.

Weighing in at a modest 23.5lbs., the assembled StarBlast 6 is portable enough to easily take along on the next family campout or friend-filled road-trip, without wasting valuable space for the rest of your gear. Two handle cutouts in the base allow easy lifting and transporting of the telescope. The StarBlast base arrives pre-assembled in the box so you'll be ready for stargazing adventures right away!

The StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector can be upgraded with an optional StarBlast 6 IntelliScope Upgrade Kit (sold separately) to become a "push-to" telescope with Orion IntelliScope object-location capabilities. Once installed (some assembly required) the optional IntelliScope Upgrade Kit turns the StarBlast 6 into a StarBlast 6i IntelliScope that can lead you on a "push-to" tour of over 14,000 celestial objects!

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.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    750mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    30x, 75x
  • Resolving power
    0.77arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.6
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    47mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    31%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    9%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Bearing material
    PTFE bearings
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    28.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    12.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    11.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    23.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    3 eyepiece rack
  • Other features
    Navigation knob, pre-assembled base
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Starblast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece
10mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece
EZ Finder II reflex sight
Eyepiece rack
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software MoonMap 260
1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter
Star Target Planisphere
Shorty Barlow Lens
RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $60.00
3 Day Delivery: $128.00
2 Day Delivery: $128.00
Next Day Delivery: $152.00

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