Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit

Orion XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit

Product Description:
The Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope combines powerful optics and mechanical simplicity. It features a precision 8″ (203mm) parabolic primary mirror, center-marked at the factory for precise collimation and mounted in a cast-aluminum support cell that offers maximum ventilation. The 8″ mirror draws in 73% more light than a 6″ mirror. The long 46″ enameled steel tube glides effortlessly on its sturdy base. A gentle push or pull on the navigation knob puts you right where you want to observe. The SkyQuest XT8 Classic features a 2-inch Crayford style focuser that accepts both 1.25-inch and 2-inch accessories. The telescope comes wih a Sirius Plossl 25mm telescope eyepiece (48x), an EZ Finder II reflex sight, an Orion quick-collimation cap, and a snap-on dust cover. This is one of the best “starter” telescopes which will satisfy for a long time. This beginner kit is a fantastic value when compared to purchasing each of the items separately.


Product Features:
203mm (8″) aperture and 1200mm focal length Dobsonian reflector telescope allows you to reach deep into space
Big-aperture Dobsonian telescope optics + point-and-view ease of use
Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25″ eyepiece
The included Beginning Stargazers Toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing

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Average Customer Review is 4.8 out of 5 stars.  See all 20+ customer reviews here.  Below are what some buyers have said about this particular telescope:

5 Star – “I’m new to astronomy and this product has me hooked! Better than expected!  The views are very impressive and was easy to setup and use.”

5 Star – “Instructions are very easy to follow and Telescope is simple to put together. It is on the heavier side if you’re used to smaller aperture Telescopes but well worth it. The views are spectacular.”

5 Star – “This is my first telescope and I’m so glad I started with a winner. I was able to assemble it in 30 minutes and was able to track down Jupiter within 10 minutes after aligning the finder scope.”

See all reviews here. Overall rating for this telescope is 4.8 out of 5 stars.  For full details or to purchase the Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope and Beginner Kit click here.  Most orders are eligible for free shipping.  Source of Buyer Reviews and Description came from: Amazon.com



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