Orion SkyQuest XT8g Computerized GoTo Dobsonian Telescope
Item #10134
4.5 / 5.0
$1,199.99
Automatically locate and track 42,000 celestial objects with the Orion SkyQuest XT8g telescope and included computerized GoTo system. Provides bright, clear, crisp images of deep-s...
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Automatically locate and track 42,000 celestial objects with the Orion SkyQuest XT8g telescope and included computerized GoTo system. Provides bright, clear, crisp images of deep-sky objects as well as the moon and planets.
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  • More Info
    • Innovative GoTo Dobsonian reflector telescope with fully motorized object location and automatic tracking of over 42,000 celestial wonders!
    • 8" aperture reflector optics reveal detailed views of the planets and Moon, as well as deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, and sparkling star clusters
    • All GoTo motors, gears, and encoders come pre-installed on the Dobsonian base boards so assembly is quick and easy
    • The XT8g now comes Wi-Fi enabled, which means it can be controlled wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet instead of with the SynScan hand controller. Just download the FREE SynScan Pro app to your iOS or Android device to enjoy wireless GoTo control
    • Includes 2" dual-speed (11:1) Crayford focuser, 28mm 2" DeepView eyepiece, 12.5mm 1.25" illuminated crosshair Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, Starry Night software, and more.
  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & planetary
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Reflector
    • Optical diameter:
      203mm
    • Focal length:
      1200mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/5.9
    • Optics type:
      Parabolic
    • Glass material:
      Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
    • Eyepieces:
      DeepView 28.0mm (2"),Plossl 12.5mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      42x, 96x
    • Resolving power:
      0.57arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      29x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      406x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      14.2
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      EZ Finder II
    • Focuser:
      2" dual-speed Crayford
    • Secondary mirror obstruction:
      47mm
    • 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
    • Motor drive compatibility:
      Clock drive included
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Go-To included
    • Alignment procedure:
      2-Star Alignment, Brightest Star
    • Number of objects in database:
      42,000+
    • Tracking rates:
      Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Motor type:
      DC Servo motors with encoders
    • Bearing material:
      AZ: Thrust needle bearings ALT: Ball bearings
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
    • Available ports:
      RS-232, Aux
    • Tube material:
      Steel
    • Tripod material:
      Wood
    • Length of optical tube:
      44.5 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      19.7 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      32.7 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      52.4 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap, Dust cap for front of optical tube
    • Other features:
      Navigation knob, 2" dual-speed Crayford, Built-in WiFi for control by smartphone app
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    8" aperture reflector telescope Optical Tube Assembly
    Dust cover
    28mm Deep View telescope eyepiece, 2" barrel diameter
    12.5mm Illuminated Plössl telescope eyepiece, 1.25" barrel diameter
    EZ Finder (with bracket)
    Collimation cap
    Eyepiece rack
    2 Eyepiece rack wood screws (20mm long, color black)
    2 Hex keys (2mm, 3mm)
    Tube to base securing knob
    Hand controller holster (with 2 assembly screws)
    Left panel (with altitude motor pre-installed)
    Right panel
    Front brace
    Ground baseplate assembly (with azimuth motor pre-installed
    6 Base assembly wood screws (coarse thread, 47mm long)
    8 Base assembly machine screws (fine thread, 60mm long)
    3 Handles
    6 Handle mounting screws (hex head, 25mm long)
    2 Hex keys (size 4mm, 6mm)
    3 Plastic feet
    3 Feet wood screws (1" long)
    3 Rubber plugs for feet
    Hand controller
    Hand controller cable
    AZ motor connection cable
    DC power cable with auto-lighter plug
    Primary mirror
    Mirror cell
    3 Collimation knobs
    3 Nylon washers (3/4" outer diameter)
    3 Springs
    Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

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    Standard Delivery to Canada: $80.00
    3 Day Delivery: $232.00
    2 Day Delivery: $232.00
    Next Day Delivery: $284.00

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