About the Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope...
A popular Orion Telescope classic is now easier to use than ever before. The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope with the computerized GoTo system, pushing a button or two is all it takes to swing the optical system automatically to any one of 42,900 celestial wonders. Dual internal stepper motors slew the telescope at up to 3.4 degrees per second right to your target, placing it directly in the telescope eyepiece''s field of view. Using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, you will see more incredible celestial sights than you ever dreamed possible. The Orion Telescope GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month! A simple two-star or three-star initial alignment is all that''s needed to begin easy, accurate GoTo operation!
The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope has long been admired for outstanding optics and a rock-solid mount. The telescope features an 8" (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, which gives you a whopping 73% more light grasp than a 6" scope. And more light means brighter, sharper images. You can go way beyond the Messier catalog with this telescope! And for the moon and planets, the Orion Telescope SkyView Pro 8''s 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) gives you the ability to resolve fine detail at high power.
Other features of the Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope include an upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" adapter and focus lock knob, an 8x40 finder scope, and two Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (25mm and 10mm). It even has a center mark on the primary mirror for easy collimation! The stalwart SkyView Pro equatorial Orion Telescope Mount and steel tube tripod provide a stable platform that''s so smooth you''ll think the telescope is floating on air.
The GoTo system of the Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro Orion Telescope Mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any computerized object in its database of 13,400+ objects including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month. The Orion Telescope GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source.
For owners of the SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Orion Telescope Mount whose version of the GoTo hand controller is 3.0 or greater, the GoTo hand controller''s firmware can be updated over the internet.
Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope Features...
- Orion''s 8" reflector telescope and SkyView Pro equatorial mount with GoTo computerized control automatically locates targets from a 42,900 object database
- Big 8" aperture parabolic mirror and 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) reflector telescope with 2" Crayford focuser is ideal for viewing deep-space objects
- The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour or show you the best sights of the month!
- Sturdy SkyView Pro equatorial mount with stainless steel tripod for excellent stability and smooth control
- Includes 8x40 finder scope, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces, telescope tube rings, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope Specifications...
Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
User level: Advanced
Optical design: Reflector
Finder scope magnification: 8x
Optical diameter: 203mm
Finder scope lens diameter: 40mm
Focal length: 1000mm
Focal ratio: f/4.9
Optics type: Parabolic
Glass material: Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces: Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces: 40x, 100x
Resolving power: 0.57arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification: 33x
Highest useful magnification: 300x
Highest theoretical magnification: 480x
Limiting stellar magnitude: 14.2
Optical quality: Diffraction limited
Finder scope: 8x40
Focuser: 2" Crayford
Secondary mirror obstruction: 2mm
Mirror coatings/over-coatings: Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount type: Equatorial
Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Computerized compatibility: Go-To included
Alignment procedure: 3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
Number of objects in database: 42,000+
Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Motor speeds: 3.4 degree/sec, 600x, 500x, 400x, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1.75x, 1.5x, 1.25x
Motor type: Microstep driven stepper motors
Bearing material: Sealed ball bearings
Power requirement: 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
GPS: Sold separately
Backlash compensation: Yes
Setting circles: Yes
Available ports: RS-232, autoguider
Tube material: Steel
Tripod material: Steel
Tripod leg diameter: 1.75 in.
Height range of mount: 42.25 in. - 55.00 in.
Length of optical tube: 38.0 in.
Weight, optical tube: 16.5 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod: 25.0 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled: 56.5 lbs.
Additional included accessories: Collimation cap
Other features: 2" focuser, SkyView Pro GoTo system
Warranty: One yearOrion Product Number: 24731