Orion StarBlast 4.5 Eq Reflector

Orion StarBlast 4.5 Eq Details

The StarBlast 4.5 equatorial mount telescope sports a small price tag of $220 but that doesn't mean this scope lacks in features.

It comes with a couple of eyepieces, 15mm (x30) and 6mm (x75) from Orion's Expanse range plus their red-dot finderscope.

The Starblast comes with an equatorial mount enabling you to follow your viewing object as it crosses the night sky by simply using the slow motion cable. An electrical motor is an optional extra.

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  • Easy-to-use
  • Wide-field optics
  • One-year limited warranty
  • Equatorial Mount
Optical DesignReflector
Optical Diameter114 mm
Focal Length450 mm
Focal Rationf/4.0
Optics TypeParabolic
Glass MaterialSoda-Lime Plate
Eyepieces3-Element 15.0mm, 6.0mm
Resolving Power1.02arc sec
Highest Useful Mag.228 x
Limiting Stellar Mag.12.9
Focuser1.25 inch Rack and Pinion
Latitude Range14 to 70
Tube MaterialSteel
Total Weight24.9 lbs

A great review at Jeremy's Blog

A five star review at Amazon