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Orion SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Dobsonian Telescope
$1,979.99
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Expected Ship Date: 07/03/2014

  • A colossal 14" aperture truss-tube Dobsonian reflector telescope that breaks down into bite-size components to fit into a standard size car
  • Included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator tells you precisely where to push the telescope to see over 14,000 celestial objects
  • Huge 14" aperture reflector optics gather enough light for stunning views of galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters, as well as gorgeously detailed views of the Moon and planets
  • Orion-designed collapsible Dobsonian base separates into four pieces while the truss-equipped reflector optical tube separates into six pieces for easy portability
  • Includes 2" dual-speed (11:1) Crayford focuser, 35mm 2" DeepView eyepiece, 10mm 1.25" Sirius Plossl eyepiece, 9x50 finder scope, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, Starry Night software, and more!


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Item #  10024

Following on the heels of our critically acclaimed SkyQuest XX12i comes the next member in our exciting new line of truss tube Dobsonian telescopes - the mighty SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian. Featuring colossal 14" diffraction-limited optics and a design engineered by Orion that is optimized from top to bottom for portability, the XX14i delivers the highest level of performance and transportability of any telescope in its class - and at a price that's thousands of dollars less than custom-made or "boutique" Dobsonians.

The XX14i turns the night sky into an endless playground of deep-space surprises for intermediate and advanced observing enthusiasts. The space-penetrating 14" (356mm) parabolic primary mirror, made from low-thermal expansion glass, features enhanced reflectivity (94%) aluminum coatings to deliver more light to the eye. And 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 fainter objects and more subtle details.

Truss Tube Dob Chart

Once your observing target is locked in utilizing the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator's database of 14,000 celestial objects, the XX14i's dual-speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser lets you quickly bring the object into crisp, clear focus using either of the included eyepieces: low-power 35mm 2" DeepView or high power 10mm 1.25" Sirius Plossl. With a maximum eyepiece height of 63 inches, viewing through the XX14i will not require a stool or ladder for most observers, even when observing objects near zenith.

The XX14i adds a convenient new twist to truss-tube Dobsonian portability by allowing easy disassembly of both the optical tube and the base into smaller, easily manageable pieces. The optical tube itself features an eight-pole truss design (four captive pairs) that provides greater structural rigidity than similar 6-pole truss or 3-pole "parallel strut" designs. Large hand knobs and captive bolts make for user-friendly assembly and disassembly of the tube sections. To minimize the size of the bottom section of the XX14i's optical tube, it has been engineered with three removable, recessed counterweights that provide the optimum balance for the tube on its 8" diameter altitude hubs.

The Orion-designed collapsible base, made of 1"-thick engineered composite wood with a weather-resistant laminated finish for for rock-solid stability, adds to the portability of the XX14i. The base quickly breaks down into four pieces without tools, to easily fit into standard sized automobiles. All hardware is captive to prevent accidental loss.

The 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 affordable prices puts it in a league of its own. It's an all-star performer for the visual astronomer who's ready for "deeper-sky" adventures!

Assembled weight (including accessories): 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. 

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.

Product Support
Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more
  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    356mm
  • Focal length
    1650mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.6
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
  • Eyepieces
    DeepView 35.0mm (2"), 10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    47x, 165x
  • Resolving power
    0.33arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    47x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    712x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.5
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    9x50
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    82mm
  • 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
    AZ: Ebony Star/PTFE, ALT: UHMW/ABS
  • Power requirement
    9-volt battery
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Wood
  • Length of optical tube
    61.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    63.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    44.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    120.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Collapsible base design for excellent portability, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" adapter
  • Other features
    IntelliScope object locator (w/ 9-volt battery), EbonyStar on virgin teflon azimuth bearings, Large 8" altitude bearings w/ adjustable tension
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion SkyQuest XX14" f/4.6 IntelliScope Truss-Tube Dobsonian Reflector w/ parabolic Pyrex primary optics
9-point flotation primary mirror cell with spring loaded thumbscrew collimation adjustments
4 groups of two-pole rotatable truss assemblies with captive assembly knobs
Dual-Speed (11:1) 2" Crayford focuser w/ 1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter and adjustable focusing tension
Unique new Orion collapsible base design with side braces for increased stability
Base outfitted with EbonyStar on non-stick PTFE azimuth bearings for optimized motion
Large 8" diameter ABS plastic altitude bearings with adjustable CorrecTension knobs
Navigation knob
IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator system
9-volt battery (for IntelliScope Object Locator)
Base handle
Eyepiece rack (holds one 2" telescope eyepiece and three 1.25" telescope eyepieces)
9x50 finder scope
35mm DeepView 2" telescope eyepiece
10mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece
Dust covers for top and bottom tube sections
Collimation Cap
Starry Night Special Edition software
Detailed instruction manual

Orders received by noon Pacific Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after noon 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: 95.00
3 Day Delivery: 500.00
2 Day Delivery: 500.00
Next Day Delivery: $575.00

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