Get the 14" IntelliScope Dobsonian telescope customized the way YOU want it! With the Build-A-Scope 14" IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian from Orion, you decide which finder scope, eyepiece, and other accessories come with the telescope. Orion Build-A-Scope makes it easy to customize your XX14i IntelliScope with exactly the accessories you want - and save!
Depending on your preference, you can choose between Orion EZ Finder reflex sights, magnified finder scopes, or more deluxe right-angle correct-image or illuminated crosshair finder scope models to be included with the SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian reflector telescope.
With the Build-A-Scope XX14i IntelliScope, you also select which telescope eyepiece is included from Orion's wide variety of quality oculars. Choose from low focal length, high magnification 1.25" eyepieces, or go after the bigger picture with a wide-angle 2" eyepiece to view a large swath of sky through the telescope.
With the portable Orion Build-A-Scope 14" IntelliScope Truss Dobsonian Telescope, you select the accessories for customized astronomical adventures!
The Build-A-Scope XX14i IntelliScope Dobsonian turns the night sky into an endless playground of deep-space surprises for intermediate and advanced observing enthusiasts. The huge 14" aperture (356mm) parabolic primary mirror, made from low-thermal expansion glass, features enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum coatings to deliver more light to the eye. So what do 14" optics buy you in the way of extra light gathering power compared to 12" and 10" optics? Plenty! The XX14i pulls in 36% more light than a 12" and 96% more than 10" optics, allowing you to resolve significantly more faint objects and to observe more subtle details.
Use the included Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator's database of 14,000 celestial objects to select an object to observe, then, use the XX14i's dual-speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser along with the telescope eyepiece you select from Orion's wide selection of oculars to enjoy the view. With a maximum eyepiece height of 63" (5.25 feet) when pointed straight-up, viewing through the XX14i Build-A-Scope will not require a stool or ladder for most observers. The XX14i Dobsonian is comfortable for use all night long, even when observing celestial objects straight overhead near the zenith point.
The Build-A- Scope SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian makes owning a large-aperture Dobsonian more exciting and more practical than ever before. Its synthesis of pack-it-up portability, incredible optics, IntelliScope digital object location system, and accessories selected by YOU puts it in a league of its own. It's an all-star performer telescope for the visual astronomer who's ready for "deeper-sky" adventures!
Approximate assembled weight (does not include the accessories you select for your Build-A-Scope XX14i): 115 lbs. Assembled optical tube, 61"L x 16.5"W, 69.25 lbs. Bottom tube section, 21.5"L x 16.5"W, 52.9 lbs; top tube section, 8.5"L x 16.5"W, 9.4 lbs. Truss poles (8), 30.5"L x 1" W. Total weight of 4 truss pole pairs and captive assembly knobs: 6.95 lbs. Assembled Base, 28.5" W x 27" H, 45.4 lbs.
Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).
WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian telescope for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. When you install the Light Shroud make certain there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the telescope mirror. When a truss tube telescope (equipped with a solar filter but no Light Shroud) is pointing near (not at) the Sun, direct sunlight can hit the mirror and focus on the solar filter or other portions of the telescope. This can lead to eye injury or damage to the telescope. Using a Light Shroud protects your telescope from peripheral sunlight.
Before using any telescope for solar observing, make sure to install all dustcaps or other protective covers on all optical components such as finder scopes to keep sunlight from passing through them. Glancing through an uncovered optical system, even for an instant, can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on all optical instruments if left out during daylight hours.
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.
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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