Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
Item #10018
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Do you want to be able to view more than 14,000 celestial objects at the push of a button, without the difficulty of reading a starchart? The XT8i telescope pulls in 77% more ligh...
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Do you want to be able to view more than 14,000 celestial objects at the push of a button, without the difficulty of reading a starchart? The XT8i telescope pulls in 77% more light than the 6" model, and helps you find objects in just a few seconds!
This item is on backorder and expected by 03/30/2021.
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  • More Info
    • Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 8" aperture allows you to see faint deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies, in addition to fantastic views of the Moon and planets
    • Locating those faint deep-sky objects is simple with the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator - it includes more than 14,000 objects in its database, and points you right to each one
    • Select the object you wish to view from the IntelliScope database, then simply follow the directional arrows displayed on the hand controller by moving the telescope until the object is right in the eyepiece field of view - it's easy!
    • The ultra-stable Dobsonian telescope base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for easy point-and-view use
    • A precise Crayford focuser allows use of larger format 2" telescope eyepieces - the bright, wide-field view of the Andromeda galaxy in a low power 2" eyepiece is jaw-dropping!
  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & planetary
    • User level:
    • Optical design:
    • Optical diameter:
    • Focal length:
    • Focal ratio:
    • Optics type:
    • Glass material:
      Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
    • Eyepieces:
      Sirius Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      48x, 120x
    • Resolving power:
    • Lowest useful magnification:
    • Highest useful magnification:
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      9x50 Correct-image, right angle
    • Focuser:
      2" Crayford
    • Secondary mirror obstruction:
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter:
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area:
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings:
      Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type:
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Simple moon shots
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Intelliscope included
    • Alignment procedure:
      2-Star Alignment
    • Number of objects in database:
    • Bearing material:
      PTFE and UHMW bearings
    • Power requirement:
      9-volt battery
    • Available ports:
    • Tube material:
    • Tripod material:
    • Length of optical tube:
      44.5 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      20.3 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      21.3 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      41.6 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      IntelliScope computerized object locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap
    • Other features:
      Navigation knob, 2" Crayford focuser
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Optical Tube Assembly
    25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    10mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    Orion 2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
    IntelliScope object locator hand controller
    Orion 9x50 finder scope
    Finder scope bracket with O-ring
    Collimation cap
    Telescope eyepiece rack
    Dust cap
    Eyepiece rack mounting wood screws
    Tensioning/Retaining knobs
    Tensioning knob nylon washer
    Tensioning knob metal washer
    Nylon retaining knob spacer
    Handle mounting hex-head screws
    Handle mounting screw washers
    Crescent wrench
    Azimuth encoder board
    Encoder connector board
    Encoder disk
    Left panel
    Right panel
    Front brace
    Top base plate
    Ground base plate
    Base assembly wood screws
    Hex key
    Plastic feet
    Feet attachment wood screws
    Encoder board mounting wood screws
    Brass bushing
    Azimuth axis hex-head screw
    Fender washers
    Hex lock nut
    Altitude bearing cylinders
    Altitude bearing cylinder screws
    Vertical stop knob
    Flat washers
    Altitude encoder assembly
    Coil cable
    Altitude encoder cable (53")
    Azimuth encoder cable (24")
    Wire retaining clips
    Hook-and-loop strips
    Plastic bumper
    Wood screws
    Nylon washers
    9V battery
    Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

  • Important Shipping Information

    Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order 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: $0.00
    Standard Delivery to Canada: $40.00
    3 Day Delivery: $194.00
    2 Day Delivery: $194.00
    Next Day Delivery: $240.00


    This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states and US territories/protectorates address. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses . Delivery is available to Canada.

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