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Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

SKU : OR-27191

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  • The Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Reflector Tabletop Telescope is the popular Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Telescope, just a lot smarter! This portable 6" f/5.0 reflector now comes ready for use with Orion's exclusive computerized object location system, allowing night sky newbies to pinpoint hundreds, even thousands of astronomical objects with push-button ease. 

    With the addition of Orion's critically acclaimed IntelliScope technology, the StarBlast 6i becomes 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. You'll see more celestial delights in one evening than you ever imagined!


    Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Features

    There's more to the Computerized Object Locator than meets the eye. What makes the COL so COOL? For starters, after a simple star alignment process, the COL works in tandem with two high-resolution digital encoders to help you locate and identify objects in the night sky. By manually slewing the telescope in response to simple directional arrows on the COL's backlit liquid-crystal display, you can pinpoint objects and place them smack-dab in the telescope's field of view, in seconds! The intuitive illuminated menu buttons allow selection of targets 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 during any given month. Suppose you stumble across something that you can't identify? The COL knows! Press the ID button to find out. The COL provides detailed information about what you see, including object type, common name (if any), magnitude, constellation, and a brief visual description. Best of all, the COL is just plain fun to use!

    Featuring the same great optics and compact design as its non-computerized predecessor, the Orion StarBlast 6i continues to be an excellent first telescope for beginning stargazers and a superb "grab-and-go" second telescope for more experienced amateurs. The StarBlast Dobsonian 6i's 150 mm parabolic mirror gathers plenty of light to reveal the planets and deep-sky gems in amazing detail.

    Weighing nearly 40% less than the comparable Orion SkyQuest XT6 IntelliScope, the StarBlast 6i ships with a fully assembled base and weighs just 23.5 lbs. The small, lightweight form allows the telescope to be used on a sturdy table, the hood of car, the landing of an outdoor stairway, or any other suitable flat surface. Robust construction including Teflon bearings and adjustable altitude tension on the base ensures smooth maneuvering of the StarBlast 6i Dob.

    The Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight, which comes standard on the telescope, provides a simple and easy way to line up objects in the telescope's field of view. Then, using the included 25 mm (30x) and 10 mm (75x) Sirius Plossl eyepieces, you can begin to enjoy the marvelous wonders of the night sky. The eyepiece rack will hold your oculars securely within reach, for easy switching between magnifications. Integrated carry handles allow for convenient lifting or transport of the telescope.

    Masterfully engineered for reliable performance and easy point-and-view maneuverability, the Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Astro Telescope truly is a high-tech telescope with a low-tech, non-intimidating feel. You'll have a blast using it!

    OPT Product Number: OR-27191


    Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to serve you!


  • specifications

    Aperture152 mm (6")
    Focal Length750 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Optical DesignNewtonian

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Luis R.
Guatemala Guatemala
I bought it second hand, it is the best purchase I have ever done

I wanted to buy a 6 inch reflector that was portable enough to haul outside on a regular basis since I live in the city but travel a lot to open country. I got a hold on this telescope by chance, a guy sold it to me since he was moving overseas and boy it has been a great scope. I can spot Andromeda, M42, M6 and many more of the brightest targets of the Messier list. Planetary viewing is great you can see Jupiters cloud bands and the great red spot easily, as well as moon transits. Saturn looks great, I have not seen the Cassini division with it still looks great. Oh and all of this with a primary mirror that has clearly seen better days (It has a couple of nasty scratches). Only downside of it is that I have to set it on a plastic tube and since the eyepiece is really low and near the ground to be able to be comfortable while viewing.

The best 6 inch imo

Not sure what the above poster is on about but my Starblast 6 rocks!!! Put a decent EP in there like TeleVue 32mm Plossl and the night comes alive. I disagree that the XT6 has better mirrors, it would have the Same mirrors. Doesn't make sense from a business standpoint to have two 6 inch models with two different mirrors. Go to Orion's website and find this Telescope and read all 50 reviews that are there, 99% of the reviews are 5 out of 5 stars and gleaming reports. This is the best table top Newtonian and the best 6 inch Newtonian I have ever used.