Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
Item #08974e
4.9 / 5.0
€ 679.99
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades ...
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This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
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  • More Info
    • 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
    • Upgraded accessories include a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Safety Film Solar Filter, Shorty 2x Barlow, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, DeepMap 600 folding star chart, collimation cap, and more
  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Lunar & planetary
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Reflector
    • Optical diameter:
      203 mm
    • Focal length:
      1200 mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/5,9
    • Optics type:
      Parabolic
    • Glass material:
      Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
    • Eyepieces:
      Sirius Plossl 10,0 mm (1,25"),DeepView 28,0 mm (2")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      120 x, 43 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:
      EZ Finder II
    • Focuser:
      2" dual-speed Crayford
    • Secondary mirror obstruction:
      47 mm
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter:
      23 %
    • Secondary mirror obstruction by area:
      5 %
    • Mirror coatings/over-coatings:
      Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
    • Mount type:
      Dobsonian
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar & planetary
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Not compatible
    • Bearing material:
      PTFE and UHMW bearings
    • Tube material:
      Steel
    • Tripod material:
      Wood
    • Length of optical tube:
      118,1 cm
    • Weight, optical tube:
      9,4 kg
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      9,6 kg
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      19,1 kg
    • Additional included accessories:
      1.25" eyepiece adapter, Eyepiece rack, 2x Barlow 1.25", Collimation cap, Safety film solar filter, 8"
    • Other features:
      Adjustable altitude axis tension knobs, Dual-speed Crayford, Enhanced 94% reflectivity, Secondary mirror collimation thumbscrews
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly with Crayford focuser
    Dobsonian base
    Altitude tension knobs
    Eyepiece rack
    Orion 2" 28mm DeepView telescope eyepiece
    Orion 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece
    Orion 1.25" Shorty 2x Barlow  
    Orion Safety Film Solar Filter for 8" Reflector Telescopes
    Orion EZ Finder II Reflex Sight
    Collimation cap
    Dust cover for optical tube
    Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

  • Shipping Info

    Orders received by 5pm UTC for in-stock items ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

    A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

    Economy Delivery (3-5 business days): €0,00
    Expedited Delivery (1-2 business days): €42,35

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