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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope
€ 679.99
 
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  • A proverbial light bucket 8" reflector telescope on our stable SkyView Pro equatorial (EQ) mount will provide hour after hour of stargazing fun for the whole family
  • Big 8" parabolic primary mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) make the SkyView Pro 8 an ideal telescope for viewing deep-space objects such as cloudy nebulas, distant galaxies, and both open and globular star clusters
  • Also capable of breathtaking views of closer cosmic fare like the planets of our solar system and the Moon
  • SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod provides excellent stability and smooth manual tracking control with the included slow-motion control knobs
  • Includes smooth-adjusting 2" Crayford focuser, two Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), 8x40 finder scope, collimation cap, Starry Night software, and more!


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Item #  09738e

The Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope has long been admired for its winning combination of outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. This is one big telescope, capable of providing big, bright views of cosmic curiosities.

The reflecting telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" telescope. More light gathering ability means the Orion SkyView Pro 8 EQ reflector will display brighter, sharper images for both visual study and astrophotographic pursuits.

You'll be delighted with beautiful views of the night sky when using the SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this telescope! Thanks to its substantial aperture, the 8" SkyView Pro gathers enough light for pleasing views of faint and elusive deep sky objects which you simply cannot detect with smaller diameter instruments. When aimed at the Moon or planets of the solar system, the Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope's 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.

Stability for the big 8" aperture reflector is supplied courtesy of the included Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount. Equatorial mounts (commonly called EQ mounts for short) can be aligned with Polaris, the North Star, so that the attached telescope can easily follow celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky using either manual slow-motion controls or an optional electronic motor drive system (motor drive sold separately). If you're interested in using the SkyView Pro 8 for astrophotography, you'll need an optional motor drive or GoTo upgrade kit to capture extended exposures of the night sky.  The stalwart Orion 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 SkyView Pro 8 EQ Reflector telescope features a precise 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter and focus lock knob. Standard accessories that come with the 8" reflector telescope include an 8x40 finder scope, two 1.25" Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths), collimation cap, and a dustcap for the front. The telescope even has a center mark on the 8" primary mirror for easy collimation, or alignment, of the optics. The SkyView Pro Equataorial mount features a handy tripod spreader tray that keeps the tripod stable and can hold accessories like eyepieces when they're not being used.  

This standard, non-computerized configuration of the Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescope can be upgraded to GoTo capability at any time by purchasing the optional Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro EQ Telescope Mounts (sold separately).

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at sales-eu@telescope.com

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    203 mm
  • Focal length
    1000 mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4,9
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25,0 mm,10,0 mm (1,25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    40 x, 100 x
  • Resolving power
    0,57 arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29 x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300 x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    406 x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14,2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x40
  • Focuser
    2" Crayford
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    58 mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    29 %
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    8 %
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Intelliscope system or Go-To system
  • Bearing material
    Sealed ball bearings
  • Latitude range
    16-64
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    Two 7.5 lb.
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    44,45 mm
  • Counterweight bar length
    25 cm
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    20 mm
  • Height range of mount
    107,3 cm - 1,40 m
  • Length of optical tube
    96,5 cm
  • Weight, optical tube
    7,5 kg
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    11,4 kg
  • Weight, fully assembled
    25,7 kg
  • Additional included accessories
    Included accessories may vary for 2nds, Substitutions may be made
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

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Economy Delivery (3-5 business days): €0,00
Expedited Delivery (1-2 business days): €36,30

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