Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
Item #10149
5.0 / 5.0
$449.99
Extremely portable at 3.1lbs. and just over a foot long with its lens shade retracted, the finely crafted StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor packs a ton of performance into its small telescope body and can be used for any type of observing.
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  • More Info
    • Beautifully constructed 62mm refractor perfect for on-the-go astronomers
    • 4-element lens system provides sharp, detailed views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep sky objects as well as birds, wildlife and other daytime targets
    • A great travel telescope to add to any collection of astronomy gear
    • Versatile design can be used for any type of observing - day or night!
    • Features smooth Crayford focuser and includes hard case, 45-degree correct-image diagonal, 20mm and 4mm Plossl eyepieces, and more

    Get great views wherever you go with the portable Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope! This high resolution refractor would be a great first telescope for any interested beginner; and its high quality, exceptional performance and compact size will complement any telescope in a more experienced hobbyists' collection of observing gear. 

    The first thing you'll notice about this petite performer when taking the StarBlast 62 out of its deluxe foam-lined hard carrying case is its exceptional build quality. This finely crafted refractor telescope is a joy to look at as well as look through! Extremely compact at just over a foot long with its lens shade retracted, the f/8.4 StarBlast 62 packs a ton of performance into its small telescope body.

    This portable refractor can be used for almost any type of observing. During the day, insert the included 45 correct-image diagonal into the StarBlast 62 to make it a perfect deck telescope for scanning the scenic horizon or distant wildlife. It's great for catching sharp, detailed views of birds too! At night, the advanced 4-element, high resolution, fully multicoated optical design of the StarBlast 62 refractor will let you enjoy great views of the Moon and brighter planets like Jupiter and Saturn. Its substantial f/8.4 focal ratio provides sharp views of our planet's celestial neighbors in the night sky.

    Since this compact refractor makes for a perfect travel telescope, you'll definitely want to bring it along on your next road-trip or camping expedition. From a dark sky site away from glaring city streetlights, the Orion StarBlast 62 yields amazing views of large, faint deep sky objects. Star clusters such as the Pleiades (M45) and the Double-Cluster of Perseus are beautifully framed by the StarBlast 62 when using the supplied 20mm eyepiece. Adding specialized filters like an H-Beta filter (sold separately) lets you track down more elusive deep sky objects such as Barnard's Loop. This small wonder is capable of showing you the entire list of Messier objects from an observing site with reasonably dark skies.

    The 1.25" Crayford focuser of the StarBlast 62mm Travel Refractor accepts 1.25" telescope eyepieces and provides smooth, controlled focus adjustments for sharp, crisp views of any target. Use the included 20mm Plossl eyepiece to obtain wide, 26x views. The included 4mm Plossl eyepiece boosts magnification up to a whopping 130x for more powerful views through the 520mm focal length refractor telescope.

    The StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor is very lightweight, tipping the scales at just 3.1 lbs. Mounting options for such a petite telescope are plentiful to say the least, and we've equipped the StarBlast 62 with a narrow (Vixen-style) dovetail mounting block that features a 1/4"-20 threaded socket for easy attachment to either dovetail-saddle equipped telescope mounts or standard field or photo tripods.  The included hard, foam-lined carry case will help keep the StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor safe and clean during transport, and it features cutouts for the included diagonal and eyepieces. A threaded T-adapter barrel is included for secure attachment of astrophotography accessories and cameras.

    Equip yourself for on-the-go stargazing fun with the Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor 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.

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  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & terrestrial
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Refractor
    • Optical diameter:
      62mm
    • Focal length:
      520mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/8.4
    • Coatings:
      Fully multi-coated
    • Optics type:
      4-element optical system
    • Glass material:
      Crown/Flint
    • Eyepieces:
      Plossl 20.0mm,4.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      26x, 130x
    • Resolving power:
      1.87arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      9x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      124x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      124x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      11.7
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      None
    • Focuser:
      1.25" Crayford
    • Diagonal degrees:
      1.25" 45° Prism Correct-image
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar & terrestrial
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Length of optical tube:
      12.8 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      3.1 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Hard case, Tripod Block
    • Other features:
      2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
    Hard carry case
    20mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    4mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
    Orion 1.25" Deluxe 45 Correct-Image Prism Diagonal
    T-adapter barrel
    Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

  • 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: $10.00
    3 Day Delivery: $27.00
    2 Day Delivery: $27.00
    Next Day Delivery: $38.00

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