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Orion Starblast 6 Tabletop Telescope Review

25 Mar 2019, 21:22 UTC
Orion Starblast 6 Tabletop Telescope Review
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The Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector telescope is a tabletop type telescope package. It is available in a basic package as well as a kit which includes extra accessories. This review will be of the basic package.The optical tube is a Newtonian reflector with a 6”/150 mm aperture and a 750 mm focal length. The base or mount is a Dobsonian style altitude/azimuth or AltAz mount which means the optical tube pivots up and down while the base rotates left and right in a Lazy Suzan turntable style. The design makes the StarBlast 6 very easy and intuitive to use. The advantage of the table top design is that the entire telescope package is small and light for its aperture. This 6-inch scope, fully assembled is only 23 pounds. A full sized floor mounted Dobsonian telescope of the same aperture, such as an Orion XT6, would be around 35 pounds and stand about 4 feet tall. The disadvantage of the tabletop design is that you need a table. And that table needs to be rock steady or the image will move around as the table moves. Some people love the table top design and some do not. This is purely ...

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