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Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
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  • Intelligent push-to Dobsonian telescope can lead you to more than 14,000 celestial objects with its included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
  • 6" aperture f/8.0 reflector telescope gathers enough light for bright close-up views of the Moon and planets
  • An ideal telescope for planetary and Moon observations, also provides sharp views of brighter deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and star clusters
  • Simple Dobsonian point-and-view ease of use plus IntelliScope smarts equals a telescope for a lifetime
  • Includes 1.25" rack & pinion focuser, two Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces, a 6x30 right-angle correct-image finder scope, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, Starry Night software and more!


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Item #  10026

This remarkably clever Dobsonian reflector telescope combines powerful 150mm-diameter (6") reflecting optics with point-and-view simplicity in one surprisingly portable package. With the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator system, even novice stargazers and their families can pinpoint the location of over 14,000 interesting celestial wonders stored in the computerized IntelliScope hand controller's databank. Using the Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian is like having your own personal tour guide to the universe!

Intelliscope Dob Chart

Using the "push-to" Orion IntelliScope system is easy. Once a simple alignment procedure is completed, you just select an object to observe using the Computerized Object Locator's illuminated menu buttons (Galaxies, Clusters, Nebulas, etc.), or choose a pre-set tour of the best objects to view, then press the Enter button. The IntelliScope's high-resolution, 9,216-step digital encoders will then tell you how to manually direct the SkyQuest XT6i Dobsonian right to the object, placing it squarely in the telescope eyepiece.

The Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope houses a big 150mm parabolic mirror with 80% more light grasp than a 4.5" mirror, for brighter, more detailed views of night sky curiosities. The streamlined Dobsonian telescope base offers unflinching stability yet easy portability. While the telescope may appear bulky, it is actually quite easily portable, since it can be separated into two main sections: the optical tube, and the Dobsonian base. 

The SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian telescope comes equipped with a smooth 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, removable telescope eyepiece rack, handy navigation knob for easy pointing, two Plossl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), and a nice 6x30 right-angle correct-image finder scope. With accessories like these included, you're ready for night after night of family stargazing fun right out of the box!

When you use your XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian telescope with the Computerized Object Locator you and your family will find out just how fun a smarter, well-made beginner's telescope can be. It's sure to open up imaginations to the wonders of the universe, and establish a lifelong appreciation of the great hobby of amateur astronomy.

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).
 

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    1200mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    48x, 120x
  • Resolving power
    0.77arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    28x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    300x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.6
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30 Correct-image, right angle
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    34mm
  • 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
    45.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    13.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    20.9 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    34.4 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    IntelliScope computerized object locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
IntelliScope object locator hand controller
Orion 6x30 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

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after 1pm will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $244.00
2 Day Delivery: $244.00
Next Day Delivery: $288.00

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