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Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope
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$1,099.99
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$999.99
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  • Our 8" reflector telescope and SkyView Pro equatorial mount with GoTo control automatically locates targets from its computerized database of over 42,000 celestial objects
  • Big 8" aperture parabolic mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) reflector telescope with 2" Crayford focuser is ideal for viewing deep-space objects
  • The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month!
  • Sturdy SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth control
  • Includes 8x40 finder scope, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces, telescope tube rings, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!


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Item #  24731

A popular classic is now easier to use than ever before. The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope with the computerized GoTo system, pushing a button or two is all it takes to swing the optical system automatically to any one of over 42,000 celestial wonders. Dual internal stepper motors slew the telescope at up to 3.4° per second right to your target, placing it directly in the eyepiece's field of view. Using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, you will see more incredible celestial sights than you ever dreamed possible. The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month! A simple two-star or three-star initial alignment is all that's needed to begin easy, accurate GoTo operation!

The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Reflector has long been admired for outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. The telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" scope. And more light means brighter, sharper images. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this telescope! And for the moon and planets, the SkyView Pro 8's 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.

Other features include an upgraded 2" Crayford focuser with a 1.25" adapter and focus lock knob, an 8x40 finder scope, and two Sirius Plössl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm). It even has a center mark on the primary mirror for easy collimation! The stalwart SkyView Pro equatorial mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that's so smooth you'll think the telescope is floating on air.

The GoTo system consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro telescope mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any computerized object in its database including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month. The GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source.

For owners of the SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount whose version of the GoTo hand controller is 3.0 or greater, the GoTo hand controller's firmware can be updated over the internet.

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
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    203mm
  • Finder scope lens diameter
    40mm
  • Focal length
    1000mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.9
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    40x, 100x
  • Resolving power
    0.57arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    33x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    480x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x40
  • Focuser
    2" Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    2mm
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    42,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    3.4°/sec, 600x, 500x, 400x, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1.75x, 1.5x, 1.25x
  • Motor type
    Microstep driven stepper motors
  • Bearing material
    Sealed ball bearings
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Available ports
    RS-232, autoguider
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    1.75 in.
  • Height range of mount
    42.25 in. - 55.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    38.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    16.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    25.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    56.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap
  • Other features
    2" focuser, SkyView Pro GoTo system
  • Warranty
    One year
Orion SkyView Pro 8" with Crayford Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Orion2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
Tripod
Orion equatorial mount
Computerized hand controller
8x40 finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Collimation cap
Camera adapter
Tube rings
Tube ring mounting plate
Counterweights
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control knobs
Dust cap
R.A. axis rear cover
Declination GoTo motor assembly
R.A. GoTo motor assembly
12V DC power cable
Computer interface cable (RS-232)
Brass gears with 2mm socket-head set screws
Motor control box
Motor control box bracket
GoTo hand controller cable
GoTo hand controller bracket
Motor Cable (13")
Motor Cable (27")
Hand controller-to-PC cable (5')
Declination motor cover
Right ascension motor cover
Right ascension motor attachment screw
Declination motor attachment screw
Phillips screw (10mm)
Phillips screws (8mm)
flat washers
lock washer
4mm hex key
2mm hex key
Phillips-head screwdriver
Starry Night special edition software

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