Off to a good start

Sky at Night Magazine - - FIRST LIGHT -

Be­gin­ners to astron­omy re­quire more than just a scope to get them started and a sen­si­bly bun­dled ob­serv­ing out­fit like the Orion StarBlast 90mm al­taz­imuth travel re­frac­tor tele­scope kit pro­vides ev­ery­thing needed to take those first for­ays into ce­les­tial ob­ser­va­tions.

As well as the scope, al­taz­imuth mount and three sec­tion ex­tend­ing tubu­lar-legged tri­pod, there are 25mm and 9mm Kell­ner eye­pieces, a 2x Bar­low lens, a de­tailed Moon map, a cor­rect im­age 5x20 find­er­scope, a 45° cor­rect im­age di­ag­o­nal, two plani­spheres cov­er­ing 30° to 50° and 40° to 60° lat­i­tude and a red light LED torch. All the com­po­nent parts are neatly stored in a rugged ny­lon shoul­der bag to keep ev­ery­thing in one place and make it easy to trans­port. The eye­pieces are sup­plied in pro­tec­tive plas­tic cases that are re­tained se­curely in a ny­lon pouch with the find­er­scope and Bar­low.

As­sem­bly is quick and straight­for­ward with an ex­cel­lent printed man­ual to guide the first-time user through the process of set­ting up and lo­cat­ing their first ce­les­tial ob­jects.

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