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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 - Classic 4.5" Dobsonian Telescope - 10014

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SKU: ORI-10014

Now young people with a curiosity for space can explore its mind-boggling wonders to their hearts' content. With the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5, 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 will appreciate the Orion Sky Quest XT 4.5 Dob will love this telesceope because of its portability and optical performance!

Show Me the Cosmos! The Orion Sky Quest XT4.5's Newtonian reflector tube assembly features a big 4.5"(114mm) light-gathering mirror housed in an enameled steel tube. This mirror of the Orion Sky Quest 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 with the Orion Sky Quest XT 4.5.

The Orion XT4.5 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 or the Sky Quest provides far greater stability than the tripods included with most beginner scopes, so the views are always steady. Like Orion's other, critically acclaimed SkyQuest Dobsonians, the XT4.5 sports an exclusive CorrecTension Friction Optimization for superior tube balance and motion control. The CorrecTension springs also keeps the Orion 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 Orion accessories. Instead of a small 5x nonachromatic finder scope like you get with most beginner scopes, you get a 6x26 Orion achromatic correct-image finder scope and a "navigation knob" for easy slewing of the telescope. You also get two fully coated Orion 1.25" 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 Orion 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!

Compact and lightweight - a perfect Dobsonian reflector telescope for traveling or easy trips to the backyard at home 4.5" aperture and 900mm 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 hundreds 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!