Orion XT 8' Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion XT 8" Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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Price: $359.95
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The Orion XT 8" Classic Dobsonian Reflector by Orion is a great beginner telescope. User-friendly with minimal set up and maintenance, the Orion XT 8" Classic Dobsonian Reflector features great optical and mechanical quality, so instead of fussing too much with the equipment, you can enjoy the view. Using a system of mirrors to produce images, this Orion XT 8" Classic Dobsonian Reflector is excellent for faint deep sky objects like remote galaxies because of the larger aperture. They provide the brightest view per dollar spent.

Features & Benefits:
  • The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers.
  • Large aperture will help you see more.
  • Stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object.

A powerful and capable telescope, the Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian is one of our most popular reflectors due to its elegant combination of precision optics, mechanical simplicity, and rock-solid stability. You and your whole family will appreciate the bright, clear views of the night sky provided by the XT8 Classic. The Moon and planets of our solar system like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars shine brightly in the SkyQuest XT8 Classic, allowing you to inspect them in detail. The XT8's 8-inch aperture is also large enough to gather a significant amount of light from more distant celestial objects for great views of sparkling star clusters, cloudy nebulas, and faraway galaxies. The XT8 Classic Dob is a tremendous value considering the high quality views it provides on such a wide variety of celestial objects. The point-and-view simplicity of the Dobsonian design is not as complicated as an equatorial (EQ) mount and tripod, so with a little practice, your whole family can scan the heavens just like experienced hobbyists. For any astronomer seeking serious adventure, the XT8 Classic Dob has it all!

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