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Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope

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  • Clever tabletop reflector telescope can lead beginners and experienced amateurs to more than 14,000 celestial objects with its easy to use push-to IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
  • Substantial 6" aperture optics reveal sharp views of the Moon and bright planets like Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  • 750mm focal length (f/5.0) optics provide contrast-rich views of brighter deep sky objects like nebulas, galaxies, and sparkling star clusters
  • Compact design gives the Orion StarBlast 6i great grab-and-go portability - weighs just 23.5 lbs.
  • Includes IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepieces, EZ Finder II aiming device, eyepiece rack, Starry Night software, and more!
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Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope + Orion 05662 1.25-Inch 13 Percent Transmission Moon Filter (Black) + NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Orion
  • Model: 27191

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 39.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002JNUAVU
  • Item model number: 27191
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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

Product Description

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. 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! Weighing nearly 40% less than our comparable 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. Masterfully engineered for reliable performance and easy point-and-view maneuverability, the 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! One-year limited warranty.

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Customer Reviews

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I am an amateur and this scope is great for me without spending a fortune.
Jerry Ingram
I compared other scopes and considered go-to models, but decided the Orion 6I met my needs.
RodgerD
The assembly tooks some time but it is well made and the instructions are relatively clear.
Mr. Kent

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dogman on January 15, 2012
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The Star Blaster is an excellent starter/intermediate scope. I under estimated how large it was going to be but it is still very portable and has all the features you would expect. Both the secondary and primary mirrors are adjustable and the primary mirror's center is clearly marked. It does require assembly especially the Intelliscope function which might require additional wood screws from the hardware store. The Intelliscope function required calibrating to two stars but gives you a choice of which stars. I would recommend assembling the scope and playing with it before trying to install the Intelliscope function as this takes some time and should not be rushed by a desire to use the scope as soon as possible. The scope can be disassembled to install the Intelliscope in just a few minutes. The Intelliscope does not move the scope you have to do this manually but it does track the movement of the scope and displays left/right, up/down arrows and coordinate numbers that increase and decrease depending on where the scope is pointing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Ingram on December 17, 2012
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I love the scope. I am an amateur and this scope is great for me without spending a fortune. We have been looking at Jupitor and its four moons. We have seen orions nebula.

The base is a little wobbly and cheaper than I would have liked.
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We love it. Assembly a snap and it came collimated. There were only two bright stars to choose from so we set the finder to them. finding other stars was uneventful. Can't wait till we get this out to the desert..
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AndyD on February 23, 2013
great telescope, a couple pieces where missing and they sent me the missing pieces no problem... thanks for the great service
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Rodriguez on December 26, 2013
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I bought this, after much research on line. Everyone every where online spoke of how easy and quick it was to put together, but I beg to differ. Our base was not pre-assembled and it took my poor husband, who is really good with tools and directions, well over 4 hours to put together. After we got over that ordeal, we were fortunate enough to have a nice clear night to take it out for a look. My kids are still working out the kinks due to not properly reading the directions on how to use telescope , but we were able to view some distant planets or stars. Will probably need to order some better eye pieces as well. Over all Id call the company you order this from and make sure that the base at least is preassembled before they ship it out to you, and read the instruction good before taking it out for a spin !
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