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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic 6" Dobsonian Telescope - 08944

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic 6" Dobsonian
Telescope 08942

  • The Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian is built around a 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror that collects nearly eighty percent more light than a 4.5" reflector telescope.

  • The XT6 performs especially well at planetary and lunar observation because of its long focal length of 1200mm and resultant focal ratio of f/8.

  • The Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic 6" Dobsonian Telescope features a 6" optical tube and has Dobsonian base.

  • The Orion SkyQuest XT6 is conveniently portable and comes at an affordable price.

Creating limitless observing possibilities for you and your family is the Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope. For any beginner, the XT6 should be at the top of his or her wish list. The XT6 is conveniently portable, has a superb light grasp, point-and-view ease of use, and comes at a low price that can not be beat!The XT6 Classic Dobsonian is built around a 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror that collects nearly eighty percent more light than a 4.5" reflector telescope.

The XT6 depicts brighter views of the cosmos with greater detail noticeable when viewing deep-sky objects such as open and globular star clusters, nebulas, and brighter distant galaxies. The XT6 performs especially well at planetary and lunar observation because of its long focal length of 1200mm and resultant focal ratio of f/8. When viewing brighter planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn through the XT6 Classic, you will see an impressive amount of detail. Whether you wish to see the four brightest moons of Jupiter, Saturn's stunning rings, or intimate detail on Mars, the XT6 yields great views with its combination of aperture and focal length.

Featured on the XT6 is a 45"- long enameled-steel reflector optical tube that glides with silky smoothness on the cabinet-quality Dobsonian wood base equipped made up of Teflon/Nylon altitude and azimuth pads. Keeping the tube balanced to perfection for smooth, precise position adjustments is the Orion-engineered Correc Tension Springs. All you need to do is point the Dobsonian telescope and view away, it's as simple as that!

Because of its uncomplicated design, the XT6 Classic is surprisingly easy to transport even though many people refer to Dobsonian telescopes as "cannons" due to their relatively large size. There are two main components on the XT6 which are its 6" optical tube and the stable Dobsonian base. For easy set up simply place the 13.5 lb. wooden base down where you wish and then place the 20.9 lb. reflector optical tube assembly onto the base. Secure it all in place with the CorrecTension springs on both sides of the telescope tube and that's it! Alternatively, the XT6 can be carried as one, 34.4 lb. unit. With the tube securely attached to the base with the CorrecTension springs, simply lift the assembled XT6 Classic carefully using the base handle. When it comes time to catching the wonders of the sky with you and your family, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian allows for a pleasant observing experience, with ease and use and is available at an affordable cost.

Perhaps the best beginner Dobsonian reflector telescope you can buy - big 6" aperture at an amazing price A beginner may use a 60mm telescope for a few months or years before deciding they need to upgrade to a better telescope - a 6" Dobsonian will give you a lifetime of wonderful views Simple navigation and no need to polar align makes this Dobsonian reflector telescope extremely ease to use for the whole family The 6" diameter f/8 parabolic mirror is fantastic for Moon and planetary views, and also has enough light grasp for deep-sky viewing of nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters The stable Dobsonian base provides a vibration free image even when viewing at a high powers, and features smooth enough motions to make tracking of celestial objects a breeze.