Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Item #08945
4.8 / 5.0
$399.99
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total co...
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The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
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    • A large aperture Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope at a very affordable price!
    • 8" diameter reflector optics lets you view the Moon and planets in close up detail, and has enough light grasp to pull in pleasing views of faint nebulas, galaxies and star clusters
    • A perfect Dobsonian telescope that can last a lifetime for the beginning astronomy enthusiast or whole family
    • The ultra-stable Dobsonian base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use
    • Includes a 2" Crayford focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces, a 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, Starry Night software download, and more!
  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & planetary
    • User level:
      Beginner
    • 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:
      Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      48x
    • 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" 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:
      Lunar & planetary
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Not compatible
    • Bearing material:
      PTFE and UHMW bearings
    • Tube material:
      Steel
    • Tripod material:
      Wood
    • Length of optical tube:
      46.5 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      20.3 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      20.7 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      41.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Collimation cap, Eyepiece rack
    • Other features:
      CorrecTension system, Navigation knob, Integral carry handle
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
    25mm Orion Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
    EZ Finder II reflex sight
    Collimation cap
    Dust cap
    2" Crayford-style focuser
    2"-to-1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter
    Spring coils
    Pull loops
    Nylon spacers
    1/4" washers
    Phillips-head screws
    Screws with round knob attached
    Left panel
    Right panel
    Front brace
    Top base plate
    Ground base plate
    Base assembly screws
    Hex key
    Plastic feet
    Feet attachment wood screws
    Self-adhesive rubber bumper
    Large hex-head bolt
    3/8" washers
    3/8" lock nut
    Nylon spacer
    T-nut
    Handle
    Socket-head cap screws
    5/16" washers
    5/16" nuts
    Hex key
    Starry Night SE astronomy software digital download insert

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    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

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