- Fast f/4.0 optics
- Short 450 mm focal length
- Sizable 4.5-Inch Aperture
- The StarBlast II 4.5 will provide brighter views at any magnification
- Orion MoonMap 260
- Two Eyepieces provide magnification options
Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope
The Orion StarBlast II 114 mm (4.5-Inch) Aperture EQ Reflector Telescope is a great gift for those interested in space and the stars. Especially a telescope like the Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ. It's a real reflector telescope with sophisticated features which will help inspire beginning stargazers night after night.
With its 4.5-inch diameter reflector tube and sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount with slow-motion controls, this telescope goes beyond the capabilities of smaller beginner models to support amateur astronomers as their interest in space grows into a lifelong appreciation of stargazing and science. The compact Orion StarBlast II is a favorite of both beginners and expert astronomers alike, and stargazers won't outgrow the telescope thanks to its great optics, convenient portability, and easy-to-use operation.
The StarBlast II 4.5 EQ will amaze the whole family with bright views thanks to its big, 4.5-inch aperture telescope tube, which collects a lot of light from the night sky to send bright, clear images of objects in space to the telescope eyepiece for viewing. The telescope's combination of short 450 mm focal length and sizable 114 mm (4.5-inch) aperture means the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ will provide brighter views at any magnification compared to longer focal length telescopes, which makes it easier for everyone, and especially beginners, to locate interesting sights in the night sky. Using a telescope allows backyard stargazers to explore the sparkling night sky and search out interesting objects to observe. Everyone in the family will enjoy using the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ to look at fascinating craters, valleys and mountains on the Moon; and bright planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Even distant objects like star clusters, brighter nebulas and galaxies can be seen in this petite reflector telescope.
Let's take a closer look at all the great accessories you'll get with the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ telescope:
The included 25mm Orion Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides an 18-power view in the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ with a 52° apparent field of view. The 25mm Sirius Plossl is a great eyepiece to use first when you use the telescope each night, since it provides a larger, less magnified window of night sky for you to view. This lower magnification makes it easy to find interesting objects in the night sky.
The 4.5" telescope tube is supported by the sturdy Orion EQ-1 mount and an adjustable-height tripod. Since stars and other night sky objects appear to move across the sky over time, the EQ-1 mount is equipped with handy slow-motion controls so you can slowly "track" an object by twisting the slow-motion control knob to keep what you're looking at centered in the eyepiece. This lets you enjoy the view as long as you like without having to repeatedly re-aim the telescope. You can even add an optional electronic motor drive (sold separately) to the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ so it will track objects automatically once you've centered what you want to look at in the telescope eyepiece. The adjustable-height aluminum tripod allows you to set the StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector up for comfortable views, while remaining lightweight so the entire assembled telescope is easy to transport.
If you're looking for an exceptional beginner telescope to nurture interest in space and science, or if you're seeking a second telescope that's more portable than your big "light bucket", then pick up an Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ. Trust us, you'll have a blast!
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.
Warning Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
Orion Product Number: OR-9250
|Aperture||114 mm (4.5")|
|Dawes Limit||1.02 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||450 mm|
|Glass Type||Soda_lime plate|
|Latitude Range||14 to 70 Degrees|
|Light Gathering Power||265x|
|Secondary Obstruction||34 mm|
|Tube Weight||4 lbs|
- Orion StarBlast II 4.5 114 mm (4.5-inch) aperture f/4.0 Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
- 25 mm Orion Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece (1.25-inch)
- 10 mm Orion Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece (1.25-inch)
- Orion MoonMap 260
- Tripod Legs
- EQ-1 Equatorial Telescope Mount
- EZ Finder II Reflex Sight Aiming Device
- Tube Rings
- Counterweight shaft
- Accessory Tray
- Slow-motion Control Cables
- Collimation Cap
- Latitude Adjustment T-bolt