Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope

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    Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope

    The SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Telescope by Orion Telescopes and Binoculars:


    This remarkable scope combines powerful 203 mm (8-inch) aperture  reflector optics with point-and-view simplicity in one nicely portable package. And with the included Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator, even the novice stargazer has access to the location of 14,000+ celestial wonders stored in the Intelligence's database. It is like having your own personal tour guide to the universe!

    You just select an object to observe using the Object Locator's illuminated menu buttons (Galaxies, Clusters, Nebulae, etc.), or choose a pre-set tour of the best objects, then press Enter. The IntelliScope's high-resolution, 9,216-step digital encoders direct the telescope right to the object, placing it squarely in the eyepiece. Just remember, not every object can be seen given sky conditions, aperture, etc.


    The Orion XT8i IntelliScope is the most advanced 8-inch Dobsonian telescope available. Its 8-inch (203 mm) parabolic primary mirror serves up jaw-dropping images of the planets, nebulas clusters, and galaxies. The enameled steel tube boasts a navigation knob for easy slewing, a right-angle finder scope and now a Crayford-style focuser that accepts 2-inch and 1.25-inch eyepieces. The focuser provides silky-smooth, backlash-free motion that eliminates image shift, making it easier to achieve the sharpest possible focus

    The optical tube rides on a streamlined, ultra-stable Dobsonian base, moving smoothly on Teflon and UHMW polyethylene bearing pads. The CorrecTension system keeps the tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use.

    Find out how much fun big-aperture stargazing can be with the Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope!


    Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Telescope Features:

    • Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 203 mm (8-inch) 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.
    • 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-inch telescope eyepieces, the bright, wide-field view of the Andromeda galaxy in a low power 2-inch eyepiece is jaw-dropping!

    OPT Product Number: OR-10018

    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 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.

    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.

    Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287 or e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to serve you!


    Additional Information

    Alignment Procedure2 Star Alignment
    Aperture203 mm (8")
    CD ROMs IncludedStarry Night SE
    Finder Included9 x 50 Optical Finder
    Focal Ratiof/5.9
    Hand Controller includedYes
    Highest Useful Magnification300x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.2
    Mount TypeDobsonian Cradle with GoTo
    Mount Weight21.3 lbs.
    Objects in Database14000 Objects
    Optical CoatingsAluminum
    Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
    OTA Length44.5"
    OTA Mount TypeDobsonian Cradle
    OTA Weight20.8 lbs.
    Power Adapter Included Requires 9V Battery
    Telescope SeriesOrion SkyQuest
    Warranty1 Year Warranty

    Questions & Answers

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    • can you use this telescope to take pictures?

      Unfortunately, not without a lot of additional parts. Normal DSLR cameras will not focus unless barlows or eyepiece projection is used, and without a tracking motor you would be limited to quick snapshots of the moon and brightest planets. Please contac

    • Can I add a Tripod to this telescope or don't need to ? Can you ship to Mauritius or I can arrange DHL to pick up

      This telescope is designed to sit on the ground and cannot have a tripod added easily. Unfortunately, we can only ship Orion products in the USA, but we do have a number of used telescopes that can be shipped overseas. Please contact us if you have any