Here is a fun and compact telescope that's sure to inspire the whole family's natural inclination to explore. The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope is no toy - it's a real reflecting telescope that is wonderfully simple to set up and use! A perfect telescope for beginning amateur astronomers, the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector is manufactured with the kind of quality you'd expect only to find in much more expensive models. Everyone in the family will enjoy using the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector telescope thanks to its uncomplicated, simple design and high level of performance. The StarBlast 4.5 will give beginning amateur astronomers hour after hour of fun under the stars and also nurture their interest in the night sky, thanks to its exceptional, high-quality optics. In fact, the optics of the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector are so good that it's also a very popular choice for more experienced amateur astronomers looking for a compact and portable telescope to use as a grab-and-go alternative to larger, bulkier mounted models that require more setup time and maintenance. With its 4.5 inch aperture parabolic primary mirror, the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope will wow the whole family with gorgeous wide-field views of the night sky. Fascinating craters and mountains on the Moon pop out in crisp detail through the pint-sized StarBlast 4.5 Astro Telescope, but the fun doesn't end there. You'll see more than just the Moon with this capable reflector. On clear evenings, the StarBlast 4.5 can provide pleasing views of giant Jupiter with its orbiting moons and Saturn with its stunning rings. Thanks to its precisely crafted, wide-field f/4 reflective optics and significant 4.5 inch (114mm) aperture, the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Telescope can reveal intriguing views of bright galaxies, distant cloudy nebulas, and sparkling star clusters for the whole family to enjoy.
This was my first scope.... So I'm no astro nerd expert. But let me tell you, your mind will be blown.
It is a serious mistake to buy more telescope than you really need. I have a much larger scope that hasn't made it to the yard in twenty years. This one has reasonably high magnification, crisp image, and total ease of use. This is primarily a viewing scope, but unless you need a scope that tracks the sky for long exposure photography, or one with a carrying case for camping, this is an excellent choice. It's a perfect second or beginning scope. I'm always surprised how many people have never seen either the moon or planets through a telescope. You can't beat it for the price. Highly recommended.
My son's tenth birthday was around the corner and with most kids lack of interest in anything that doesn't have a screen nowadays,
I've never used a telescope before and had it dialed in pretty quick. I also ordered the Orion 05662 1.25-Inch 13 Percent Transmission Moon Filter & Orion 08711 Shorty 1.25-Inch 2x Barlow Lens (Black) which I'm glad I did. The lenses that come with this scope are not that great (6mm and no zoom which is why it got 4*) I would have been disappointed using the scope without the added lenses. With the added lenses it's a great beginning scope.
This is my first scope and I am very happy with it. Very compact and lightweight, easy to move around and to set up. Optics are good for such entry level equipment. Beware, this is not for observing planets, even with the 2X barlow. The moon however looks great. Observed at 150x with the included eyepiece (6mm) and 2x barlow.
Our first telescope, so we weren’t exactly sure what we would be getting. That said, the low magnification was surprising. Nice for looking at the moon, but not enough power to see planets as anything other than a differently colored star.
Estuve leyendo en foros de astronomía y guías de compra de telescopios para principiantes, incluso hice una tabla comparativa entre varios telescopios candidatos. Después de dos semanas de análisis de tipos y modelos, tamaños y usos, calidades y precios, finalmente decidí comprar este telescopio Orion StarBlast 4.5” Astro
As a beginner's scope, or for maximum portability, this is a great little thing! Very easy to use, good mount with smooth motion ( up and down, left and right: which is called Altitude and Azimuth, hence Alt-azimuth), nice widefield view and needing minimal storage space. You will need a sturdy table or even its own box to stand it on but that's why it's a 'tabletop' telescope - I use mine on a garden table. It's easy to carry to where your need it, and The Starblast arrives ready to go, with collimation (correct mirror alignment) pretty much spot on out of the box, & a handy and clear manual which explains everything clearly.The red dot finder is easy enough to use once aligned - all explained in the manual, it's not complicated. With this small little scope, you will be able see Saturn's rings
I began my astronomy hobby with only a pair of 10x50 binoculars. I was then intending to buy larger binoculars, either 15x70 or 20x60, but when I saw Jupiter's moons for the first time I wanted a telescope instead. In my opinion, the Orion 4.5in StarBlast is an excellent alternative to large binoculars without having to commit to more expensive and demanding telescopes that typically have a aperture size of at least 6in and use equatorial mounts.
First night, just learned how to even use it...not even the moon was on the sky...cloudy night bad luck.
I am just a beginner but I really like this telescope. Easy to assemble and use. I have purchased extra bits to add to it but so far so good.
I got this to upgrade from my old one on a tripod, and i,m so glad i did as i can see planets that were tiny twinkling stars.
Well packaged, good solid construction, ideal for beginners but buy a Barlow X2 lens with it at least.
Grab and go , perfect and I have used it a lot since it arrived. Plenty of videos on you tube demonstrating how to use it . I'm very pleased with ths telescope.
Have not had a lot of time to try,did have quick look at the moon looked good.
Absolutely brilliant scope, 8 and 10 yr old use it! Light,good views,not complex,would recommend,and have,to any beginner
Really east start to astronomy
Light, bright, easy to use and great value for money!
Excellent for a beginner
I bought the telescope for my girlfriend, who has always had a fascination with astronomy (and secretly bought it for myself too!). Haven't had a lot of clear skies since we received the starblast, but so far we have not been disappointed. We are both beginners to astronomy and I was looking for something to explore our mutual curiosity for the night sky. Being able to see objects in the sky, knowing how far away they are, even though they are small with this telescope is a cool experience! I don't have experience with other telescopes to compare this to, but am very satisfied with this purchase. It's lightweight and easy to throw in our vehicle and drive out to the outskirts of town and view the night sky in the back of the truck. No setup required! Although as others have mentioned, bringing a crate or something to prop it up is helpful. We still need to learn more to truly understand what we can get out of the starblast, but the nice part about this telescope as that the setup was so easy that you can start exploring right away, and learn as you go!
Excellent product. Expensive in India