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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

SKU : OR-10280

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Product Details

    • Deluxe upgrade of our popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories
    • Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs
    • Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools
    • Features a 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser with 11:1 fine-focus provides precise focus adjustments for sharp views
    • Includes a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Shorty 2x Barlow lens, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more
  • specifications

    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25
    Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
    Focal Length1200 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5.9
    Highest Magnification406x
    Light Gathering Power841x
    Limiting Magnitude15.3
    Optical DesignDobsonian
    Tube Length1179mm

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    06/20/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    Great! We are beginners

    This is the first telescope that I have purchased, so my husband and I are just getting into astronomy. We found it extremely easy to find the things that we are looking for. We are amazed at the detail that we can see with this telescope. It's pretty easy to take in the care places too. The only issue we had is the handle on the base wasn't the right shape, so it won't fit on the base. Everything else has been wonderful.

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    04/07/2014
    GalaxiesnNebulae
    Great for the beginner

    I've had this--oh, probably about a year now. The scope is basically the same as the classic. The tool-free collimator knobs are fantabulous. I love the white bumper strip at the bottom--finally can pick mine out of a line-up of classics even in the dark. Dual speed focuser is nice. The 28mm Deep View eyepiece is a good addition. Generally, this is a good buy--nice overall, easy to use scope. Why the low rating? I choose to use an 8" because I don't want to lift heavier scopes, yet I have a Telrad, finderscope, laser pointer, and the heavier Explore Scientific eyepieces attached, and the altitude tension knobs are not up to the task. I just found 106 Messier objects in a marathon where I spent a good portion of the night holding my scope up with my knee. If I tighten it enough to keep it in place, I cannot move the scope. I've tried weights--I keep having to add and subtract according to how low on the horizon I am viewing. Truly frustrating. Soooooo....if you are not planning to put multiples or heavy equipment on the end of this scope, it is a keeper and I'd surely give it a 5. Otherwise...I'd suggest you keep looking.