Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope

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    Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope

    Orion SkyView Pro 8 Reflector on Equatorial GoTo Mount

    A popular classic is now easier to use than ever before. With the computerized GoTo system, pushing a button or two is all it takes to swing the optical system automatically to any one of 42,900+ celestial wonders. Dual internal stepper motors slew the telescope at up to 3.4 per second right to your target, placing it directly in the eyepiece's field of view. Using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, you will see more incredible sights than you ever dreamed possible. The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month! A simple two-star or three-star initial alignment is all that's needed to begin easy, accurate GoTo operation!

    The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Reflector has long been admired for outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. The telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" scope. And more light means brighter, sharper images. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this scope! And for the moon and planets, the SVP 8's 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.

    Other features of the Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo include an upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" adapter and focus lock knob, an 8x40 finder scope, and two Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm). It even has a center mark on the primary mirror for easy collimation! The stalwart SkyView Pro equatorial mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that's so smooth you'll think the telescope is floating on air.

    The Orion SkyView 8 GoTo system consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any object in its database of 42,900+ objects including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month. The GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source, such as the Orion Dynamo Pro (2307). For owners of the Orion SkyView Pro EQ GoTo Mount whose version of the GoTo hand controller is 3.0 or greater, the GoTo hand controller's firmware can be updated over the internet.

    Orion SkyView Pro 8 EQ Reflector w/ GoTo Upgrade Features

    • Orion's 8" reflector telescope and SkyView Pro equatorial mount with GoTo computerized control automatically locates targets from a 42,900 object database
    • Big 8" aperture parabolic mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) reflector telescope with 2" Crayford focuser is ideal for viewing deep-space objects
    • The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month!
    • Sturdy SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth control
    • Includes 8x40 finder scope, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces, telescope tube rings, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
    Orion Product Number: 24731

    Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on 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. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.

    If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!

    Additional Information

    Alignment ProcedureStar Alignment
    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Case IncludedNo
    CD ROMs IncludedStarry Night SE
    Counterweights(2) 7.5 lb.
    Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
    Diagonal Included Not Required
    Exterior ColorOrion Grey Pearl
    Finder Included8 x 40 Optical Finder
    Focal Ratiof/4.9
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedYes
    Highest Useful Magnification200x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.2
    Mount Type GoTo
    Mount Weight25 lbs.
    Objects in Database42900 Objects
    Optical CoatingsAluminum
    Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
    OTA Length38"
    OTA Mount TypeDual Rings
    OTA Weight16.5 lbs.
    Power Adapter IncludedDC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
    Telescope SeriesOrion SkyView Pro
    Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
    Warranty1 Year Warranty

    Questions & Answers

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    • Can this telescope be used for astronomical photography without purchasing accessories?

      With a small CCD camera that already includes the 2" nosepiece, you will not need additional adapters. For a DSLR or larger chip CCD camera, you will need a coma corrector and T-ring/adapter to space the camera correctly from the coma corrector lenses.

    • Can this telescope use special lenses to look at the Sun? There is this lens to look at the Sun?

      Yes I would recommend this: https://www.optcorp.com/astrozap-baader-solar-filter-8-schmidt-newtonian-telescope.html

    • In the description it states that an "appropriate external computer" is needed. What is meant by "appropriate"?

      Good morning, this would be any Windows computer from Win 7 up to the present. It doesn't have to be particularly powerful, just enough to process a pointing model.

    • Can I use this on the Williams Optics GTF81?

      Good afternoon, this focuser is designed for use on SCT or Mak Cassegrain telescopes. It has a different thread pattern than what is on the back of the refractor tube.