This remarkable telescope combines powerful 150mm-diameter reflector optics with point-and-view simplicity in one nicely portable package. And with the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator, even the novice stargazer can pinpoint the location of 14,000+ celestial wonders stored in the Computerized IntelliScope’s databank. It’s like having your own personal tour guide to the universe!
You just select an object to observe using the Object Locator’s illuminated menu buttons (Galaxies, Clusters, Nebulas, etc.), or choose a pre-set tour of the best objects, then press Enter. The IntelliScope’s high-resolution, 9,216-step digital encoders direct the telescope right to the object, placing it squarely in the telescope eyepiece.
The Orion Build-A-Scope 6" Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope houses a big 150mm parabolic mirror with 80% more light grasp than a 4.5" mirror, for brighter, more detailed images. The streamlined Dobsonian telescope base offers unflinching stability yet easy portability.
With the Build-A-Scope 6" IntelliScope Dobsonian from Orion, you decide which finder scope, eyepiece, and other accessories come with the telescope. You can choose between magnified achromatic finder scopes, red-dot reflex sights, or more deluxe right-angle correct-image or illuminated crosshair finder scope models to be included with the SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian. You also get to select what telescope eyepiece is included from Orion’s wide selection of quality oculars. Choose from low focal length, high magnification eyepieces, or go after the bigger picture with a wide-angle eyepiece to view a large swath of the sky through the telescope.
Find out just how fun a smarter, well-made beginner’s telescope can be.
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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Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Optical Tube Assembly
IntelliScope object locator hand controller
Telescope eyepiece rack
Eyepiece rack mounting wood screws
Tensioning knob nylon washer
Tensioning knob metal washer
Nylon retaining knob spacer
Handle mounting hex-head screws
Handle mounting screw washers
Azimuth encoder board
Encoder connector board
Top base plate
Ground base plate
Base assembly wood screws
Feet attachment wood screws
Encoder board mounting wood screws
Azimuth axis hex-head screw
Hex lock nut
Altitude bearing cylinders
Altitude bearing cylinder screws
Vertical stop knob
Altitude encoder assembly
Altitude encoder cable (53")
Azimuth encoder cable (24")
Wire retaining clips
Starry Night special edition software
And of course, the finder scope, eyepieces, and other accessories you choose!
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