Summary: I like the smaller size of this scope, it's easy to handle but you'll need to find some type of stand to set it on. Not a big problem. Easy to collimate and the optics are very good. The side to side motion is fine, however, the up down motion is a bit rigid. I think overall it's a very good little telescope. 6" tube makes a big difference over 4.5" tube and it's not hard to master finding objects with a minimum of practice.
Summary: this telescope is one of the best telescopes in the world its high power and u can see messier objects real easy and clear if you have never had telescope get this one its cheap and it a very good telescope yall will have fun with it and it will never get boring or old its amazing thanks orion
Summary: If you are in the market for a beginner scope, as I was, you could do no wrong with the StarBlast 6. It was very easy to assemble. I literally went from pulling it out of the box to sitting on my patio and looking at Jupiter and its moons in under an hour. It's light enough to take wherever, yet you never get the feeling it's fragile or cheaply constructed. The Orion designers really hit a home run with this one.
Summary: Fantastic little telescope. If only good intentioned parents that bought "Christmas trash scopes" at department stores had a chance to see this one. Easy to set up out of the box with quality construction and design. It looks great and is a great performer. The included lenses are Sirius Plossl with 2 perfectly chosen 10 and 25mm sizes. I also love the addition of both the eyepiece rack and the positioning knob/handle, both nice little touches.
Summary: As an owner of several telescopes and an operator of one of the giant Clark refractors the Starblast 6 is a nice addition to my collection. As much as I like using giant dobs there is something to be said for a nice wide field of view and portability. Views of the Milky Way star clouds, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades, and the Orion Nebula are stunning.
Summary: This is a nice grab-and-go scope that is more powerful than the original 4.5" StarBlast. It works well for sitting on the ground, or putting it on the hood of your car. The view of the Moon was bright and clear with the included eyepieces. The 10mm showed plenty of nice lunar detail. The scope is well made, operates smoothly, is stable and gives good views of the moon. Haven't tried it on planets or nebulae yet.
Summary: I have been stargazing most of my life. At 10 I built a telescope from a camera and a binocular lens. I could see the moon in fair detail. I have had a 6 inch reflector but it was huge and heavy. I decieded to try the Starblast 6 and it is so light that I can go to the dark skies if I want to. This scope is well built and has good optics. I give it a solid A.
Summary: I have owned a few dozen telescopes, and I currently own a 10" reflector and a 120mm refractor, but I rarely have enough time to use anything but my StarBlast 6. If you are looking for a great first telescope or a great grab 'n go telescope, the StarBlast 6 beats any other telescope I have seen for price, aperture, portability, ease of use, and quality.
Summary: Spent less than 1 hour assembling and aligning the Reflex sight. Spent about two hours with the Starry Night software. Then went out to my driveway and in less than 1 minute was looking at Jupiter and four of its moons. AWESOME!
Summary: I ordered my Scope online last week and am very happy with the product. It arrived within a week of me ordering and comes almost ready to use. All I had to do was attach the tube to the wooden base, collimate, and insert an eye piece, and I was ready to start viewing. Although it was a bit of a cloudy night, I quickly found jupiter and it's moons and was amazed at the sight, Also blown away by the moon and all the craters, it felt so close I could almost touch it.