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Orion StarBlast 4.5

Orion starblast 4.5

Keywords: Reflector Beginner Intermediate Orion Portable

Description

Currently there are 2 requests to borrow this.

 

The Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ reflector telescope is suitable for beginner and intermediate astronomers. It comes with an equatorial tracking mount and adjustable-height tripod. Two eyepieces from the Orion Expanse series, which have a large 66 degree apparent field of view, are included. A 15mm Expanse eyepiece provides 30x power magnification, and a 6mm Expanse eyepiece provides 75x magnification.  An Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight is provided to aim the StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope anywhere in the night sky. The EZ Finder II projects a small red-dot onto a viewing window and the user must move the telescope until the red-dot is aimed at the intended area of the sky

Details

  • Best for viewing: The moon and planets like Jupiter and Saturn
  • User level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Optical design: Newtonian reflector
  • Optical diameter: 113 mm
  • Focal length: 450 mm
  • Focal ratio: f/4.0
  • Weight, fully assembled: 20.7 lbs
  • Equatorial mount
  • Orion Expanse 6mm focal length, 66 degree apparent field of view eyepiece
  • Orion Expanse 15 mm focal length, 66 degree apparent field of view eyepiece

 

Note: This is a good telescope for beginners to learn how to operate a simple and manual telescope.  It does not come with a computer nor a motorized tracking system, so there is less to set up.  It is not heavy and quite portable.  Some assembly and setup is required.  It is a good telescope for children, with adult supervision, to get started with Astronomy.

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Requests to Borrow

There are 2 other members with requests to borrow this equipment.