The Orion StarBlast 6 IntelliScope Upgrade Kit
Make your StarBlast 6 a whole lot smarter! We'll help your telescope graduate with honors into the world of "push-to" computerized object location with the complete StarBlast 6 IntelliScope Upgrade Kit! The upgrade kit includes everything you need to add "push-to" object location technology to your StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope.
With the addition of Orion's critically acclaimed IntelliScope technology, your StarBlast 6 becomes a StarBlast 6i - the most compact and portable computerized 6" reflector telescope on the market. Even beginners can quickly locate any of 14,000+ celestial objects with the easy-to-use locator. With your smarter StarBlast 6i, you'll see more celestial delights in one evening than you ever imagined!
The Orion IntelliScope database includes a lifetime of celestial objects to view: 837 stars (including double and variable stars), 7,840 NGC objects, 5,386 IC objects, 101 Messier objects, 8 major planets, and 99 user-entered objects. The IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator hand controller features illuminated buttons and a backlit, two-line liquid crystal display (LCD). The intuitive menu buttons allow selection of objects by type (e.g., Planet, Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy) or catalog number (e.g., M57, NGC 253). Press the Tour button to select one of 12 tours of the best objects visible in any given month. Or use the ID button to find out what object you're viewing, if you're not sure. The LCD screen provides information about the objects you see, including object type, common name (if any), magnitude, constellation, and a brief visual description.
Whether you are an entry-level or expert astronomer, the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator makes observing the night sky with your StarBlast 6 easier and more fun. It will enable you to view many more celestial curiosities in an evening - and in a lifetime - than you ever could before. And it's faster, quieter, easier, more reliable, and eats fewer batteries than those motorized pointing systems on other computerized telescopes. The IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator requires just one 9-Volt battery, which is included. Upgrading your StarBlast 6 with IntelliScope technology is easy with this complete kit. We've included all the equipment necessary for the upgrade, all you do is supply the StarBlast 6 telescope!
PLEASE NOTE: The Orion StarBlast 6 IntelliScope Upgrade Kit is compatible with models #OR-9926 and #OR-10016 StarBlast 6 units only (not compatible with model #9964). If you are unsure if your model StarBlast 6 reflector telescope is compatible with the IntelliScope Upgrade Kit, here are a few helpful hints:
- Consult the cover page of your StarBlast 6 instruction manual. There will be a model number printed near the top of the manual. If the number is #OR-9964, the StarBlast 6 is unfortunately NOT upgradeable. If the model number is #OR-9926 or #OR-10016, the telescope is upgradeable.
- Inspect the side panel of the StarBlast 6 wooden base. If the base features a small cutout with a prominent "IntelliScope Computerized Controller Port" label, you have model #OR-9926 or #OR-10016 which is upgradeable. If your StarBlast 6 base does not feature this cutout and label, it is not upgradeable.
- If your StarBlast 6 included an azimuth encoder assembly in the original box, it is upgradeable model #OR-9926 or #OR-10016. If you did not receive an azimuth encoder assembly with your StarBlast 6, you have model #OR-9964, which is unfortunately not compatible with the IntelliScope Upgrade Kit.
Give your StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope some serious brainpower. Buy the StarBlast 6 IntelliScope Upgrade Kit and see how much fun a smart telescope can be!
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.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.