About the Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope...
The intelligent 6" Dobsonian reflector Orion Telescope has ample aperture and computerized smarts that make it an excellent instrument for any astronomy enthusiast. The Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope will give you speedy, push-button access to more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects on the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator. Looking for the Whirlpool Galaxy? Press the button labeled "Messier" then select M51. Whoosh! Wow! In seconds, there it is in the telescope eyepiece, once you'''ve pushed the Orion Dobsonian Telescope to the position indicated by the handheld Computerized Object Locator. Never been able to find that edge-on galaxy, NGC 891? Tap the "NGC" button, select 891 Whoosh! You'''re there. It'''s that easy to locate object after object, so many more in an evening than you could ever find before.
Since the Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator does not involve motors, you actively push the Orion Dobsonian Telescope following the directions displayed on the handheld IntelliScope controller until the object you'''ve selected is centered. The Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope will actually teach you about locations of objects in the night sky during use as you gently push the Orion Telescope from object to object. Instead of relying on power-draining GoTo system motors, the "push-to" IntelliScope XT8i saves energy and expense by running on a single 9-volt battery cell (included).
The Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope is capable of providing you and your family with years of entertainment under the stars. Its 6" (150mm) aperture parabolic primary Orion Telescope mirror serves up jaw-dropping images of the planets, cloudy nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.
Outfitted with great accessories, the Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope includes two 1.25" telescope eyepieces, a removable eyepiece rack, base handle, collimation cap, and a finder scope. The 25mm and 10mm included Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces provide magnifications of 48x power and 120x power respectively for a variety of viewing options right out of the box. The included finder scope is our Orion 9x50 Right-Angle Correct-Image model which allows convenient and comfortable aiming and alignment of the Orion Telescope. The XT6i Orion Dobsonian Telescope''s precise Crayford focuser accepts 2" and 1.25" telescope eyepieces, and provides silky-smooth, backlash-free motion that eliminates image shift, making it easier to achieve the sharpest possible focus.
The Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope features an enameled steel reflector optical tube which boasts a handy "navigation knob" for easy slewing and repositioning of the telescope. The reflector tube rides on a streamlined, ultra-stable Orion Dobsonian Telescope base, which moves smoothly on non-stick PTFE and UHMW polyethylene bearing pads. The Orion CorrecTension system keeps the telescope tube perfectly balanced on the Dobsonian base for simple, effective point-and-view ease of use.
Find out how much fun big-aperture stargazing can be with the "push-to" Orion SkyQuest XT6i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope!
Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope Features...
- Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 6" aperture allows you to see faint deep-sky objects such as nebulas and galaxies, in addition to fantastic views of the Moon and planets
- Locating those faint deep-sky objects is simple with the IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator - it includes more than 14,000 objects in its database, and points you right to each one
- Select the object you wish to view from the IntelliScope database, then simply follow the directional arrows displayed on the hand controller by moving the telescope until the object is right in the eyepiece field of view - it'''s easy!
- The ultra-stable Dobsonian telescope base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for easy point-and-view use
- A precise Crayford focuser allows use of larger format 2" telescope eyepieces - the bright, wide-field view of the Andromeda galaxy in a low power 2" eyepiece is jaw-dropping!
Orion SkyQuest XT6i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope Specificatons...
Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
User level: Intermediate
Optical design: Reflector
Optical diameter: 150mm
Focal length: 750mm
Focal ratio: f/5
Optics type: Parabolic
Glass material: Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces: Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces: 48x, 120x
Resolving power: 0.57arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification: 29x
Highest useful magnification: 300x
Highest theoretical magnification: 406x
Limiting stellar magnitude: 14.2
Optical quality: Diffraction limited
Finder scope: 9x50 Correct-image, right angle
Focuser: 2" Crayford
Secondary mirror obstruction: 47mm
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: Simple moon shots
Computerized compatibility: Intelliscope included
Alignment procedure: 2-Star Alignment
Number of objects in database: 14,000+
Bearing material: PTFE and UHMW bearings
Power requirement: 9-volt battery
Available ports: RS-232
Tube material: Steel
Tripod material: Wood
Length of optical tube: 28.0 in.
Weight, optical tube: 12.0 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod: 21.3 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled: 41.6 lbs.
Additional included accessories: IntelliScope computerized object locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap
Other features: Navigation knob, 2" Crayford focuser
Warranty: One year
Orion Product Number: 10026
Specifications subject to change without notice.