About the Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope...
Get great views wherever you go with the portable Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope! This high resolution refractor Orion Telescope 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 Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope 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 Orion Telescope body.
This portable refractor Orion Telescope can be used for almost any type of observing. During the day, insert the included 45 degree correct-image diagonal into the Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope 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 Orion Telescope 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 Orion 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 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope 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 telescope eyepiece. Adding specialized astronomy 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 Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope 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 Orion Telescope.
The Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope is very lightweight, tipping the scales at just 3.1 lbs. Mounting options for such a petite Orion 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 Orion Telescope Mounts or standard field or photo tripods. The included hard, foam-lined carry case will help keep the Orion Telescope StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor safe and clean during transport, and it features cutouts for the included diagonal and telescope eyepiece.
An Orion Dovetail Mounting Base (sold separately) can be attached to the Orion Telescope StarBlast 62mm refractor optical tube for finder scope attachment, if desired. A threaded T-adapter barrel is included for secure attachment of astrophotography accessories and Orion CCD Cameras. Equip yourself for on-the-go stargazing fun with the Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope today!
Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope Features...
- 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
Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope Specifications...
Equipment Type: Refractor Telescope
Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging: Lunar & terrestrial
User level: Beginner
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
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: 12.5
Optical quality: Diffraction limited
Finder scope: None
Focuser: 1.25" Crayford
Diagonal degrees: 1.25" 45 degree 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: Padded soft case, Tripod Block
Warranty: One yearOrion Product Number: 10149