Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Now young people with a curiosity for space can explore its mind-boggling wonders to their hearts' content. With the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Dobsonian Telescope, stargazing is easy and fun. Its compact size, innovative design, and point-and-view simplicity make it the user-friendliest telescope for kids to come along in years. Kids ages 8 to 88, that is, because adults will appreciate its portability and excellent optical performace!
Show Me the Cosmos!
The Orion XT4.5's Newtonian reflector tube assembly features a big 4.5"(114mm) light-gathering mirror housed in an enameled steel tube. This mirror pulls in 260% more starlight than the lens of a 60mm refractor (the classic beginner telescope), bringing hundreds more objects boldly into view! Think of it: in a given evening you could survey the Moon's myriad craters, then study Jupiter's cloud bands, then star-hop among the Milky Way's diverse star clusters and nebulas. The Orion XT4.5 Dob is one very revealing telescope!
Designed for Ease of Use...
It's also a true "Dobsonian" telescope, having all the great features that make Dobs so popular. Such as intuitive up-down, left-right maneuverability (without lock knobs or other adjustments to mess with) and sturdy support of the optics. The Orion XT4.5's base features Teflon/Nylon bearing pads, so the scope glides smoothly with just a gentle nudge of the tube. The base provides far greater stability than the tripods included with most beginner scopes, so the views are always steady.
Like their other, critically acclaimed SkyQuest Dobsonians, the Orion XT4.5 sports our exclusive CorrecTension Friction Optimization for superior tube balance and motion control. The CorrecTension springs also keep the tube fastened to the base, so the whole scope can be carried as a single unit by the handle installed on the tube. There's literally no setting up or dismantling needed each time the scope is used. That's a big plus, especially for kids.
Not Your Average Accessories!
The Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 comes complete with great accessories. Instead of a small 5x nonachromatic finder scope like you get with most beginner scopes, you get a 6x26 achromatic correct-image finder scope and a "navigation knob" for easy slewing of the telescope. You also get two fully coated 1.25" Orion Sirius Plossl eyepieces: a 25mm for low-power views at 36x, and a 10mm for getting in close at 91x.
Don't kill a budding interest in astronomy with a flimsy department store scope. The SkyQuest XT4.5 is a real telescope, not a toy. It's a quality astronomical instrument capable of delivering high-resolution images of astronomical objects. Which is why Mom, Dad, and the rest of the gang will enjoy using it, too. Hey, the line forms at the eyepiece!
Focal length, 910mm (f/8). Base assembly required. Complete instructions included. Total weight, 17-1/2 lbs. (tube 9 lbs., base 8-1/2 lbs.). One-year limited warranty.
Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Features
- Compact and lightweight - a perfect Dobsonian reflector telescope for traveling or to easily take out to the backyard at home
- 4.5" aperture and 910mm focal length provide clear views of lunar craters and plains on the Moon, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
- Sturdy and portable Dobsonian base and handy navigation knob allow for effortless maneuvering of the reflector optical tube
- Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope - which means hubndreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian
- Includes two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal length Sirius Plossl), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, collimation cap, eyepiece rack, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
Orion Product Number: 10014
Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this item will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. Most of the time, shipment will occur within a day or two of your order being placed. OPT will contact you right away if there are any delays in shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit.
If you have ordered additional Orion items, we will either drop-ship them from the manufacturer as well, or ship them directly from our own stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. Regardless, we will not charge you additional shipping charges if we split your order, so no worries there.
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