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Orion 8974 SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

Orion 8974 SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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  • Brand:Orion  
  • Category:Photography
  • Buy New: $499.99
  • as of 7/22/2017 06:44 UTC details
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  • Seller:Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
  • Sales Rank:2,056
  • Media:Electronics
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):29.45
  • Dimensions (in):50 x 17.6 x 16.4
  • MPN:8974
  • Model:8974
  • UPC:759270089740
  • EAN:0759270089740
  • ASIN:B00D2LDZLK
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days

Features:
  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • Deluxe upgrade of our popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories
  • Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs
  • Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools
  • Features a 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser with 11:1 fine-focus provides precise focus adjustments for sharp views
  • Upgraded accessories include a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Safety Film Solar Filter, Shorty 2x Barlow, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more



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This deluxe version of our popular 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope is loaded with top-notch feature enhancements and upgraded accessories to make every night under the stars a special experience. The Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian telescope boasts a redesigned base with weight-reducing cutouts and highly visible white trim on the baseboard. Adjustable tension knobs on the altitude axis allow you to use heavy accessories with the XT8 PLUS without the telescope drifting downwards. A big, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser with a fine-focus ratio of 11:1 lets you dial in sharp details of celestial targets. Like all reflector telescopes, the XT8 PLUS may occasionally require minor collimation adjustments for peak performance, and we've made it easy for you by equipping the secondary and primary mirror with thumbscrew adjustments so you can adjust alignment without using tools. We've outfitted the XT8 PLUS with bevy of great accessories including a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, eyepiece rack and collimation cap. We also include an 8" Safety Film Solar Filter for safe daytime viewing of sunspots on our nearest star and a Shorty 2x Barlow which doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25" eyepiece.

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