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Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
Our intelligent 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope has ample aperture and computerized smarts that make it an excellent instrument for any astronomy enthusiast. The Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian will give you speedy, push-button access to more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects on the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator.
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Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope

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Our intelligent 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope has ample aperture and computerized smarts that make it an excellent instrument for any astronomy enthusiast. The Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian will give you speedy, push-button access to more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects on the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator. Looking for the Whirlpool Galaxy? Press the button labeled "Messier" then select M51. Whoosh! Wow! In seconds, there it is in the telescope eyepiece, once you've pushed the telescope to the position indicated by the handheld Computerized Object Locator. Never been able to find that edge-on galaxy, NGC 891? Tap the "NGC" button, select 891 Whoosh! You're there. It's that easy to locate object after object, so many more in an evening than you could ever find before.


Top Features-

  • Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 8" aperture allows you to see faint deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies, in addition to fantastic views of the Moon and planets
  • Locating those faint deep-sky objects is simple with the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator - it includes more than 14,000 objects in its database, and points you right to each one
  • Select the object you wish to view from the IntelliScope database, then simply follow the directional arrows displayed on the hand controller by moving the telescope until the object is right in the eyepiece field of view - it's easy!
  • The ultra-stable Dobsonian telescope base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for easy point-and-view use
  • A precise Crayford focuser allows use of larger format 2" telescope eyepieces - the bright, wide-field view of the Andromeda galaxy in a low power 2" eyepiece is jaw-dropping!

In the Box-

  • Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
  • 10mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
  • Orion 2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
  • IntelliScope object locator hand controller
  • Orion 9x50 finder scope
  • Finder scope bracket with O-ring
  • Collimation cap
  • Telescope eyepiece rack
  • Dust cap
  • Eyepiece rack mounting wood screws
  • Tensioning/Retaining knobs
  • Tensioning knob nylon washer
  • Tensioning knob metal washer
  • Nylon retaining knob spacer
  • Handle
  • Handle mounting hex-head screws
  • Handle mounting screw washers
  • Crescent wrench
  • Azimuth encoder board
  • Encoder connector board
  • Encoder disk
  • Left panel
  • Right panel
  • Front brace
  • Top base plate
  • Ground base plate
  • Base assembly wood screws
  • Hex key
  • Plastic feet
  • Feet attachment wood screws
  • Encoder board mounting wood screws
  • Brass bushing
  • Azimuth axis hex-head screw
  • Fender washers
  • Hex lock nut
  • Altitude bearing cylinders
  • Altitude bearing cylinder screws
  • Vertical stop knob
  • Flat washers
  • Altitude encoder assembly
  • Coil cable
  • Altitude encoder cable (53")
  • Azimuth encoder cable (24")
  • Wire retaining clips
  • Hook-and-loop strips
  • Plastic bumper
  • Wood screws
  • Nylon washers
  • 9V battery
  • Starry Night special edition software

Specs-

Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
User level: Intermediate
Optical design: Reflector
Optical diameter: 203mm
Focal length: 1200mm
Focal ratio: f/5.9
Optics type: Parabolic
Glass material: Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces: Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces: 48x, 120x
Resolving power: 0.57arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification: 29x
Highest useful magnification: 300x
Highest theoretical magnification: 406x
Limiting stellar magnitude: 14.2
Optical quality: Diffraction limited
Finder scope: 9x50 Correct-image, right angle
Focuser: 2" Crayford
Secondary mirror obstruction: 47mm
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 23%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 5%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount type: Dobsonian
Astro-imaging capability: Simple moon shots
Computerized compatibility: Intelliscope included
Alignment procedure: 2-Star Alignment
Number of objects in database: 14,000+
Bearing material: PTFE and UHMW bearings
Power requirement: 9-volt battery
Available ports: RS-232
Tube material: Steel
Tripod material: Wood
Length of optical tube: 44.5 in.
Weight, optical tube: 20.3 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod: 21.3 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled: 41.6 lbs.
Additional included accessories: IntelliScope computerized object locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap
Other features: Navigation knob, 2" Crayford focuser
Warranty: One year

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