Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
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We've bundled the grab-and-go StarBlast 102 Travel Refractor with a Safety Film Solar Filter for safely viewing the Sun and solar eclipses, as well as a Moon filter for more-comfortable, detailed lunar observation. A versatile Kit at a great price!
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    • Complete, versatile 102mm refractor telescope for daytime viewing or nighttime stargazing
    • Telescope, tripod, and all accessories pack conveniently into rugged carry case for travel anywhere
    • Attach the included Safety Film Solar Filter to view the Sun safely - perfect for the 2024 solar eclipse! This solar filter is designed and manufactured in the USA
    • Sturdy stainless steel tripod with pan head is a cut WAY above what normally comes standard with beginning-level telescopes
    • CAUTION: Never look directly at the Sun, even for an instant, through a telescope without a solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the telescope

    Introducing the newest member in our portable StarBlast refractor lineup — the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope! With 28% greater light gathering power than its 90mm counterpart, the StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope 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 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.

    As a bonus, this special kit also includes a full aperture film solar filter that fits over the front of your telescope. This Orion white-light solar filter is designed to see sunspots and granulation around the sunspots on the solar disk. It is not a Hydrogen-alpha filter which shows prominence and solar flare detail. For that type of solar viewing, consider upgrading to a Coronado Solar Telescope. Also included is a glare-reducing Moon filter to better observe the myriad details of the Moon.

    Orion assures that all solar filters are tested at specialized labs that are accredited to verify compliance with the ISO 12312-2 safety specifications for solar viewing.

    Explore the fun of daytime astronomy with the included Safety Film Solar Filter.

    Our Safety Film Solar Filter lets you safely observe sunspots as they march across the surface of our nearest star. It rejects all harmful light from the Sun, allowing a very small fraction to pass through, so you can safely enjoy the fun of daytime solar astronomy and solar eclipses. This solar filter is designed and manufactured in the USA.

    Cut the Moon's glare and see more detail on its surface with the Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter .

    This popular accessory reduces glare and boosts contrast so you can enjoy more-detailed views of lunar surface features. It blocks 87% of the Moon's brightness to provide a more comfortable view and reveal subtle details. Housed in a metal cell, it's a neutral density glass filter that will not alter the natural color of the Moon.

    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 Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit is a serious telescope package 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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  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Lunar & terrestrial
    • User level:
      Beginner
    • Optical design:
      Refractor
    • Front-end outside tube diameter:
      5.10 in.
    • 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, Safety Film Solar Filter and Orion Moon Filter
    • Other features:
      Pan handle for easy navigation, Dovetail mounting saddle, Accessory Tray
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    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
    Orion Moon Filter, 1.25"
    Orion Safety Film Solar Filter

  • Important Shipping Information

    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: $25.00
    3 Day Delivery: $25.00
    2 Day Delivery: $25.00
    Next Day Delivery: $25.00

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