SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope [10018]

Orion   ——   SKU: 10018
$767.00 CAD
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About the Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope...

The intelligent 8" Orion Dobsonian Telescope has ample aperture and computerized smarts that make it an excellent instrument for any astronomy enthusiast. The Orion SkyQuest XT8i 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 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 XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope will actually teach you about locations of objects in the night sky during use as you gently push the 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 XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope is capable of providing you and your family with years of entertainment under the stars. Its 8" (203mm) aperture parabolic primary Orion Dobsonian Telescope mirror serves up jaw-dropping images of the planets, cloudy nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.


Outfitted with great accessories, the Orion SkyQuest XT8i 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 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 telescope. The XT8i 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 XT8i 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 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 Orion Dobsonian Telescope 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 XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope.


Don''t forget... We carry many fine Orion Telescope Accessories, including Orion CCD Cameras and Orion Telescope Mounts!



Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope Features...


  • Large Dobsonian reflector telescope with 8" 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 XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope Specificatons...

Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky

Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary

User level: Intermediate

Optical design: Reflector

Optical diameter: 203mm

Focal length: 1200mm

Focal ratio: f/5.9

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: 44.5 in.

Weight, optical tube: 20.3 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: 10019