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Comparing Orion StarBlast 6 Astro and Orion SkyQuest XT6

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  • A fun, capable, and simple point-and-view tabletop reflector telescope popular among both beginners and seasoned astronomers thanks to its ease of use and versatile performance
  • Substantial 6" aperture reflector optics reveal good detail on the planets and Moon, as well as bright deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters
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Lowest price found: $299.99
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  • Perhaps the best beginner Dobsonian reflector telescope you can buy - big 6" aperture at an amazing price
  • A beginner may use a 60mm telescope for a few months or years before deciding they need to upgrade to a better telescope - a 6" Dobsonian will give you a lifetime of wonderful views
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Consumer Score
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In comparison:
Orion StarBlast 6 Astro ranks #9 out of 59. It is in the top 10%.
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9.2
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Avg. customer reviews:
4.8 Read reviews
In comparison:
Orion SkyQuest XT6 ranks #1 out of 59. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
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Very popular
Popularity rank: 23 / 149
85%
Orion StarBlast 6 Astro: Buy | Details page | Reviews
Orion SkyQuest XT6: Buy | Details page | Reviews
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Weight

24 lbs
 

34 lbs
 
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Key features
  • 6" aperture reflector optics
  • Compact tabletop design
  • StarBlast 6 reflector base
  • Hassle-free set-up
  • 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepieces
  • EZ Finder II aiming device
  • Eyepiece rack
  • Starry Night software

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Key features
  • Dobsonian reflector telescope
  • 6" aperture
  • 60mm telescope
  • No need to polar align
  • 6" diameter f/8 parabolic mirror
  • Stable Dobsonian base

Orion SkyQuest XT6 is a very popular option in the middle of the reflector telescopes price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling reflector telescopes and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Celestron AstroMaster 102AZ or Orion SpaceProbe 130ST .

Orion SkyQuest XT6 is $20 more expensive than an average reflector telescope ($279.99).

Orion StarBlast 6 Astro: Buy | Details page | Reviews
Orion SkyQuest XT6: Buy | Details page | Reviews

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