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Orion Starblast Reflector Telescope
Our Price: $205.99

  • Launch a lifetime of stargazing with this compact, ready-to-use telescope
  • Top-notch optics show you the moon, the planets, the stars and more
  • Scope comes fully assembled so you can go from box to backyard in minutes
  • High-quality optics, point-and-view ease of use, remarkable portability, all for less than $200
  • Your ticket to space-tourism without the zero-G nausea


Maybe it's because many of us started out with those frustrating little department store refractors, but at Orion we strive to offer quality telescopes for youngsters that are easy to use and will inspire their natural inclination to explore.

The StarBlast is one such telescope.
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
Our Price: $329.99

  • Big 6" aperture optics + point-and-view ease of use + extra accessories = out-of-this-world value
  • 150mm aperture and 1200mm focal length (f/8.0) Dobsonian reflector telescope provides ample light grasp and resolving power for jaw-dropping views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects
  • Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25" eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope
  • The included Beginning Stargazers Toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing and a handy red LED light to see them with
  • A great choice for the interested beginner who wants high performance at an amazing value
Ample light grasp...Check. Portable...Check. Stable mount...Check. Quick setup and take-down...Check. Easy to operate...Check. Affordable...Check.

s you run through the checklist of attributes you've heard are important in a good beginner's telescope, you realize that the Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope meets all the criteria - in spades. Astronomy magazine called it "an excellent entry-level Dobsonian telescope for an adult." It's a telescope that opens up limitless observing possibilities. With its big 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope collects nearly 80% more light than a 4.5" reflector, rendering brighter images and greater detail in deep-sky nebulas and star clusters. And the 1200mm focal length gives the telescope ample power to zoom in on subtle planetary and lunar features. The 45"-long enameled-steel optical tube glides with silky smoothness on the cabinet-quality Dobsonian wood base. You just point the telescope and view! The XT6 is outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and a 1.25" 25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece. The mirror is center-marked for precise collimation. The included Beginner Barlow Kit is a great combination of accessories for anyone beginning a hobby of amateur astronomy.

The Orion CorrecTension springs make setup easy and keep the telescope balanced.

The tube attaches securely to the base by virtue of Orion's CorrecTension Friction Optimization system, which utilizes heavy-duty springs to both securely couple the tube to the base, and to keep the telescope in constant balance to avoid drifting during observations. Orion-engineered CorrecTension springs also allow the whole unit to be carried together by the handle on the base.

The included Orion EZ Finder II red-dot sight makes aiming the telescope nice and easy.

Following a simple alignment procedure, you can use the EZ Finder II sight to accurately aim the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Once aligned with the telescope, just turn on the EZ Finder II and peer through the sight's small circular viewing window so you see the red dot, and move the telescope until the red dot is on the object you want to see. Look in the telescope eyepiece, and the object will be there

Dial-in celestial details with the smooth adjusting 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser.

The SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope features a 1.25" PTFE-lined rack-and-pinion focuser built to accept any 1.25" Orion eyepiece or accessory. The smooth focus control makes it easy to dial-in fine details when observing objects in the night sky, whether you're looking at a rocky lunar crater or a wispy nebula. The focuser features two knurled thumbscrews to secure inserted 1.25" eyepieces in-place.

Explore the night sky with the included 25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece.

The included 1.25" Orion 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides a 48-power view when used with the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope. Offering a wide 52° apparent field of view, the 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece yields extremely sharp images of impressively high contrast. With the 25mm Plossl in the included Shorty 2x Barlow of the Beginner Barlow Kit, its magnification is boosted to 96-power!

The extra accessories in this value-packed telescope kit will enhance your stargazing experiences.

Use the Shorty 2x Barlow lens to double the magnification of the included 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece and enjoy a 96-power view, or use it to double the power of other 1.25" eyepieces. Use the included MoonMap 260 to properly identify lunar features seen through the telescope. Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book to learn how to locate and observe over sixty interesting objects to explore in the telescope. Use the Star Target Planisphere to see what constellations and objects will be visible on any day of the year. The RedBeam Mini flashlight makes it easy to refer to charts and books while observing, and it helps you see small parts and knobs without disrupting dark-adapted vision.

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

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.

StarBlast 6 Telescope
Our Price: $339.99


     
  • Fun, user-friendly telescope design lets beginning astronomers and seasoned hobbyists navigate the night sky with ease
       
  • Big 150mm (5.9") parabolic mirror optics reveal the moon, planets and deep-sky objects in rich detail.
Starblast 6i Intelliscope
Our Price: $459.99

  • Intelligent, user-friendly telescope design lets beginning astronomers and seasoned hobbyists navigate the night sky with ease
  • Included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator shows you the way to over 14,000 celestial objects
  • Big 150mm parabolic mirror optics reveal the moon, planets and deep-sky objects in rich detail
  • Sturdy swivel base comes pre-assembled in the box for no-hassle set-up
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces, EZ Finder II aiming device, and eyepiece rack

Our popular StarBlast 6 Astro Telescope just got 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 pushbutton ease.
Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope XT8 w/Computerized Object Locator
Our Price: $659.99

  • Locate more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects with pushbutton ease with optional controller
  • 203mm aperture and 1200mm focal length allow you to reach deep into space for jaw-dropping images
  • Includes new 2" Crayford focuser, one eyepiece, finder scope, FREE Starry Night astronomy software
  • The ultra-stable Dobsonian base keeps the tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use
  • One-year limited warranty

    Building on the XT8's legacy of award-winning design and performance, we've enhanced the world's best-selling 8" Dobsonian with new technology that will change the way you view the heavens. And it's now upgraded with a 2" Crayford-style focuser for smoother, more accurate performance.
Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope XT10 w/Computerized Object Locator
Our Price: $849.99

  • Locate more than 14,000 celestial objects with pushbutton ease with included controller!
  • 254mm aperture and 1200mm focal length for glorius views of the moon, planets, galaxies and nebulas
  • Exquisite optics allow you to reach stars as faint as magnitude 15
  • Includes Crayford-style focuser, one eyepiece, finder scope, and FREE
  • Starry Night software


The SkyQuest XT10 continues its dominance over all other 10" Dobsonians worldwide by virtue of its dazzling optics, a contemporary new design, and most exciting of all, the ability to locate any of more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects with pushbutton ease! And it's now upgraded with a 2" Crayford-style focuser for smoother, more accurate performance.

With the IntelliScope Computer Controller, locating and viewing even the most elusive deep-sky curiosities becomes a "no brainer.
Orion XT8G Goto Dobsonian Telescope
Our Price: $1,049.99

  • Bang-for-the-buck value meets state-of-the-art technology in this 8" fully motor driven GoTo Dobsonian
  • Automatically locates and then tracks any of 42,000 celestial objects in the GoTo controller's database
  • Big 8" aperture parabolic mirror (f/5.9) with enhanced reflectivity coatings for bright, crisp images
  • Optical encoders, drive motors, and gears come pre-installed on base, making assembly a snap
  • Easy setup: tube drops into base on dovetail trunnion and secures with a single hand knob
  • Includes dual-speed 2" Crayford focuser, 28mm 2" DeepView eyepiece, and illuminated-crosshair Plossl for precise GoTo alignment
  • One-year limited warranty


Orion Dobsonians have always been known for superb optical and mechanical quality, wonderful ease of use, and remarkably affordable prices.
Orion XX12i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope
Our Price: $1,379.99


  • Traditional 8-pole truss scalable design offers superior rigidity compared to other telescope designs in this category
  • HUGE 8" altitude bearings with adjustable CorrecTension and EbonyStar on Virgin Teflon azimuth bearings provide silky-smooth altazimuth motion
    Included IntelliScope computerized object-locating technology pinpoints any of 14,000 objects in seconds
  • Big 12" (305mm) parabolic optics (f/4.9) with enhanced reflectivity coatings (94%) pack a serious punch for bright deep-sky observing
  • Deluxe 12" truss tube Dobsonian disassembles for easy transport to any observing site
  • All truss assembly knobs are captive for no-tools-required hassle-free tube assembly and disassembly
  • Includes Dual-speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser, 9x50 finder scope, 2" and 1.
Orion XT10g Goto Dobsonian Telescope
Our Price: $1,399.99

  • Bang-for-the-buck value meets state-of-the-art technology in this 10" fully motor driven GoTo Dobsonian
  • Automatically locates and then tracks any of 42,000 celestial objects in the GoTo controller's database
  • Big 10" aperture parabolic mirror (f/4.7) with enhanced reflectivity coatings delivers bright, crisp images
  • Optical encoders, drive motors, and gears come pre-installed on base, making assembly a snap
  • Easy setup: tube drops into base on dovetail trunnion and secures with a single hand knob
  • Includes dual-speed 2" Crayford focuser, 28mm 2" DeepView eyepiece, and illuminated-crosshair Plossl for precise GoTo alignment
  • One-year limited warranty


Orion Dobsonians have always been known for superb optical and mechanical quality, wonderful ease of use, and remarkably affordable prices.
Orion XX14i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope
Our Price: $1,979.99

  • Colossal 14"-aperture parabolic optics open up the heavens to new visual adventures! Enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum mirror coatings for brighter images
  • 14" optics collect 36% more light than a 12" mirror, and an amazing 96% more light than a 10" Dobsonian allowing you to resolve significantly fainter objects and more subtle details
  • Orion-designed for great pack-it-up portability! Both optical tube and base disassemble without tools to fit easily into a standard-size car
  • The Orion-designed collapsible base, made of 1" thick engineered composite wood with a weather-resistant laminated finish for rock-solid stability, adds to the portability of the XX14i
  • Included IntelliScope object location technology pinpoints thousands of objects with pushbutton ease- Much more affordable than comparably sized "boutique" Dobsonians
  • Eight-pole truss design ensures greater structural rigidity than competitors' 3- and 6-pole designs- Ultra-smooth azimuth base motion optimized by Ebony Star on virgin teflon bearing surfaces
  • All collapsible base and truss-pole hardware is captive to prevent accidental loss Dual-speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser allows sharp views of even the most elusive celestial targets


Following on the heels of our critically acclaimed SkyQuest XX12i comes the next member in our exciting new line of truss tube Dobsonian telescopes - the mighty SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian. Featuring colossal 14" diffraction-limited optics and a design engineered by Orion that is optimized from top to bottom for portability, the XX14i delivers the highest level of performance and transportability of any telescope in its class - and at a price that's thousands of dollars less than custom-made or "boutique" Dobsonians.