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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic 8" Dobsonian Telescope - 08945

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SKU: ORI-08945

The classic Orion XT8 combines powerful optics with the ultimate in mechanical simplicity and stability. It features a precision 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, center-marked at the factory for precise collimation and mounted in a cast-aluminum support cell that provides maximum ventilation. The Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian telescope's mirror pulls in 73% more light than a 6", enough to tease out dust lanes in nebulas, resolve the cores of prominent globular clusters, and reveal subtle structure in elusive galaxies.

You're in total control as you point the scope effortlessly to your target object anywhere in the sky. The 46"-long enameled steel tube glides on its sturdy Dobsonian base. A gentle push or pull on the navigation knob puts you right in the observing pocket. The CorrecTension spring system applies just the right amount of friction on the altitude bearings to ensure proper tube balance. The Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian telescope now features an upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser that accepts both 1.25" and 2" accessories. The Orion XT8 comes with a host of great accessories. You get a Sirius Plossl 25mm eyepiece (48x), an EZ Finder II reflex sight, an Orion quick-collimation cap, and a snap-on dust cover. For the intrepid beginner to the veteran skygazer, the classic SkyQuest XT8 lives up to its billing by Astronomy magazine as a "work of art."

A large aperture Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope at a very affordable price! 8" diameter reflector optics lets you view the Moon and planets in close up detail, and has enough light grasp to pull in pleasing views of faint nebulas, galaxies and star clusters A perfect Dobsonian telescope that can last a lifetime for the beginning astronomy enthusiast or whole family The ultra-stable Dobsonian base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use Includes a 2" Crayford focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces, a 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, Starry Night software, and more!