Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope

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Our intelligent 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope has ample aperture and computerized smarts that make it an excellent instrument for any astronomy enthusiast. The Orion SkyQuest XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian 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 telescope following the directions displayed on the handheld IntelliScope controller until the object you've selected is centered. The XT8i IntelliScope 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). 

Intelliscope Dob Chart

The Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Computerized Dobsonian Telescope is capable of providing you and your family with years of entertainment under the stars. Its 8" (203mm) aperture parabolic primary mirror serves up jaw-dropping images of the planets, cloudy nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.

Outfitted with great accessories, the XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian 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 Dobsonian'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 XT8i IntelliScope 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 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 XT8i Computerized IntelliScope Dobsonian.

Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).

  • 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!
  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • Intermediate
  • Reflector
  • 1200mm
  • f/5.9
  • Parabolic
  • Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    48x, 120x
  • 0.57arc*sec
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    406x
  • 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
  • Simple moon shots
  • 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
  • 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

 

  • Model: 10018
  • Shipping Weight: 90lbs
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Orion





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