Orion SkyQuest XT12i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
The Orion XT12i IntelliScope takes big-aperture astronomy to a new level of performance and user-friendly fun. With design ingenuity and technical sophistication that make competing models yesterday's news, it will wow even the most star-savvy enthusiast. And now the XT12i comes with a 2-inch Crayford-style focuser for improved performance.
The Orion XT12i SkyQuest IntelliScope's prodigious 305 mm (12.0-inch), Pyrex parabolic primary mirror pulls down 42-percent more light than 10-inch optics and 126-percent more than 8-inch optics. What's more, the XT12i is an IntelliScope. Which means you can just plug the optional IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator into the scope's base and you're ready to find and view any of 14,000 celestial objects with the push of a button or two. Sound easy? It is.
This 12-inch Orion Dobsonian scope is outfitted with an open-ventilation, aluminum mirror cell that features 9-point floating support and mounting holes for an optional cooling fan. The 2-inch Crayford-style focuser accepts both 2-inch and 1.25-inch eyepieces. The Crayford-style focuser is smoother and more accurate than a rack-and-pinion focuser. Roller bearing construction eliminates image shift due to drawtube "rocking". Upgraded metal focusing knobs with rubber grips give you a great feel, and a thumb screw for locking the focus position and adjusting tension give you greater control. The focuser includes an adapter for 1.25-inch eyepieces.
When you get the Orion SkyQuest XT12i IntelliScope, you also get a 9 x 50 dovetail finder scope and our exclusive navigation knob for easy slewing. The made-in-USA base boasts Teflon azimuth bearings for smooth, "stiction-free" movement, and a springless, adjustable CorrecTension system for always-perfect tube balance and motion.
Although it's big, the Orion XT12i is easily manageable by any fit individual. The optical tube, which uncouples from the base for transport, is 4-foot-10-inch long and 50-pounds. The base is 30-inches tall, 26-inches wide, weighs 33-pounds, and has a convenient carrying handle.
If you're ready for some outrageous aperture, get the smartest big scope to come along in years - the Orion XT12i IntelliScope! Mirror, optical tube, and base packaged separately; some assembly required.
Orion SkyQuest XT12i Computerized IntelliScope Telescope Features:
- This clever "push-to" Dobsonian reflector telescope can lead you to more than 14,000 celestial objects with its included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
- 12-inch aperture f/4.9 reflector telescope gathers enough light for bright close-up views of the Moon and planets
- Provides sharp views of faint deep sky objects like galaxies, nebulas and star clusters
- Simple Dobsonian "point-and-view" ease of use plus IntelliScope smarts equals a telescope for a lifetime
- Includes 2-inch Crayford focuser, two Sirius Plossl 1.25-inch eyepieces, a 9 x 50 right-angle correct-image finder scope, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, Starry Night software and more!
Drop-Ship Note: To expedite your order, this item will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. If you are a local customer and plan to pick up your order at OPT, please put a note to that effect in the "comments" section of your shopping cart. We will let you know as soon as everything has arrived at our store and is ready for pick-up.
Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to serve you!
|Aperture||305 mm (12")|
|CD ROMs Included||Starry Night SE|
|Hand Controller included||Yes|
|Highest Useful Magnification||300x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||15.1|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian Cradle with GoTo|
|Mount Weight||33 lbs.|
|Objects in Database||14000 Objects|
|OTA Mount Type||Dobsonian Cradle|
|Telescope Series||Orion SkyQuest|
|Tube Weight||50 lbs|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|